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Janie (Ship11~Div.59 Alumni)
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PIR INFO. would be much appreciated.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 1:25pm 3 Comments

My daughter is set for PIR February 4th and my trip is all set and paid for. However I am really getting antsy because I have not heard from her for two weeks. Her Battlestation is set for the 27th as far as I know and I can't wait to get her phone call "Mom I'm OFFICIALLY A SAILOR!" My concerns for PIR are that she added her younger brother on the list for her PIR and that his school picture ID and birth certificate will be enough for him to be admitted onto Lakes for the event. He is 14 and… Continue

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At 8:34pm on March 25, 2011, Kellymcd11 said…

Hi Janie,

Thanks for commenting on my photo's. Christopher was only 17 when he joined but turned eighteen just before he started bootcamp.  He is very young but has a soul of an old man. i always said to him as he was growning up "christopher you are an old man trapped in a little boys body." He is a very special boy.


At 2:42am on March 6, 2011, amayah said…
oh thank you so much for the info. i'm getting anxious about what is it like in bootcamp,thank God,i found this website...
At 10:17pm on March 3, 2011, amayah said…
hello,i'm a navy depper and i want to know about the things that you can bring in bootcamp,i've seen info. here that you may bring like underwear,swim suit,makeup and etc.but then i've heard that they will send it all back,i was just wondering if you can help me with the info. since your daughter is also a girl like me,and she just recently graduated,i want to know also if i can keep a little of makeup, not to use it everyday while in bootcamp,but just to use it in picture day and it possible?i hope you can reply,
At 10:36am on January 30, 2011, NJNavy (IC,CS) said…



Glad to hear from you.Emily should be graduated from A school within the next two weeks hoping to get her orders. Boredom is the worst. They have to keep busy.Most of all thrifty with there money.Emily and her fellow Sailors do go out next week they are going to a museumn in Chicago.We also send at least twice a month a gift box which includes her favorite snacks canned soup cereal ect...oh and of course laundry detergent yes they do their own washing.The best thing is now you will  hear from your Sailor.Hope this helped.


At 11:02am on January 27, 2011, LauraJayy820 said…


Just kidding about the bibs and bare feet!!!

At 10:34am on January 27, 2011, LauraJayy820 said…

Janie  Hi RJAY here  as you may know I am a dad using my daughters login that she left on the computer. Yes in her letter she said they got the flags! My wife and I (maybe my son and his lady) will be at the M&G can't wait to meet everyone!

Thank you for your comment on everyone passing at this stage of the game.. it really helps calm my nerves!

I hope our daughters know each other and get along good!

For your info,we are from Kentucky so we  will be easy to recognize at the m&g. I will be the old man in the bib overalls and my wife will be bare foot and pregnant!!!  

Can't  Wait

At 4:03pm on January 25, 2011, janlee said…

janie...hi its Jan...

Since you have poste on the PIR board about feeling lonely in your division..thare have been two people contacting me saying they are in that one also..and dont want you to feel alone.

The funny thing is...they are both men. haha

Screenames 'DavidB" and LauraJay88" (R Jay) haha they just wanted me to let you know..


At 9:46pm on January 20, 2011, barb(♥MYAO) said…

Hi Janie ( Ship 11 ~ Div. 59)!! My son is in ship 11 div 59 also. I got my call yesterday. Did you get yours? Maybe we can compare notes.

At 10:10am on January 19, 2011, C'Town Mom said…
You're so welcome!  I haven't found many moms on here either with the same ship and division.  I'm so ready for PIR.....I miss my son like crazy!!  My son was moved up to an E2 as well and he is the RPCO ( SO PROUD ) He's always been a great kid and whatever he's always had so much HEART for whatever he is doing.  We're staying in Waukegan.  Where are you staying?
At 3:44pm on January 18, 2011, NJNavy (IC,CS) said…


Just read your Blog so glad to see someone else from NJ. Our daughter is now in GL in A school she will graduate in two week and hopefully get her orders.Please keep in touch.




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