Posted on February 7, 2021 at 11:45am 5 Comments 0 Likes
My son departed for Boot Camp 1/5/21, obviously with the initial 2 weeks of ROM. I heard from him yesterday for his first call home to casually talk. It was great!!! And I have been on cloud nine since(just had to share)!! Anyone else's son/daughter in this group slated for a 3/19/21 graduation? Would love to connect.
I’m so happy your son graduated and is already in A school. He left for boot camp almost same day as my daughter. She’s stuck at Great Lakes has not yet gone to A school in Florida. Hope it won’t be long as just waiting is not good for her. She needs to be busy.
JWMom - I just saw your chat with Partyofseven in the Main Room chat - Congratulations on your sailor!!! WooHoo!!
I saw Party gave you links to several groups, I also wanted to invite you to the Beyond BC group here on N4M. You can stay connected throughout your Navy journey in that group not just for A school but afterwards as well. There is one mom in that group who has a CS and probably had been the one who posted in Aug 2020 on that group. Here is the link. If you have difficulty joining, just send me a not back - Beyond BC - Navy For Moms (ning.com)
All the best to your sailor, and if by chance once he completes school and gets sent to Norfolk, let me know because my sailor is stationed there on the USS Ford.
Good Morning JWMom - I have been helping a couple of the other ladies that are trying to connect and I saw that you had posted on Navyat34's page.
Here is the link for the March PIR group. PIR: March 2021 TG-17-18 - Navy For Moms (ning.com) After you join and have been accepted, you should receive a confirmation email. It was sort of goofy the other day when I joined and I thought I still wasn't in, but I clicked the picture or something and it let me view the group.
Hi JWMom! I was on cloud nine when I received a call from my SR as well. My SR is scheduled for graduation the following week. There now is a PIR group for March. There is currently two members including myself. I hope you will join us.
JWMom - Hi, just checking in and wanted to encourage you if you haven't already to go say hi and come join in our chatter on the BC Mom group. I know I said this the other day but sometimes an extra hello never hurts.
Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)
The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting)
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later)
All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.
Hi JWMom - I just saw you had posted on the PIR Reference Information group. I am not sure how active that group is anymore. I would like to direct you to the BC Mom group. If you look below, B'sNuke Mom highlighted in blue links for more information on this site. Click where it says boot camp moms - and it should take you to our main group page. We have a lot more chatter on there and more members whose kids are in BC or recently finished.
If you need more help comment back to me, and I will do my best to reply within 24 hours. We all volunteer our time on here. If you make it to the group, scroll down past the information, past the discussion and go to the comment wall on the group and introduce yourself there.
Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!
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