This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
My daughter has been in DEP for 6 weeks now. She was told she needed to loss 10 lbs and 3 inches off her waist before boot camp. At first she was doing great, eating right and going to a personal…Continue
I’m a registered nurse working in the operating room. My husband is a crane operator. I have a 21 year old son studying civil engineering. My 19 year old has wanted to join the Navy for years, but tried a year of college first.
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Just saw your post and wanted to answer any questions you have. My Sailor just graduated this weekend. Make sure you attend Sarge's Meet and Greet as you will sit with other families of your Sailor's ship. He does a fabulous job, plays music, people dance (or not) take group photos holding your sailor's flag, and then eat! He stands in the line and shakes absolutely everybody's hand and has a brief conversation. He is the real deal. We stayed at Navy Lodge and hung up the anchor we made. The Lodge is very close to the PIR, clean, comfortable and affordable $75 per night.
All sailors ship the very next day. The buses roll early (think midnight) and will leave from either O'Hare (20 minutes or so from GL) or Midway (and hour or so). Ours was interesting as there was a huge snow storm that stranded everyone.
Any questions, please let me know... Go Navy!!! You will be thrilled beyond belief. Congratulations Mom!
Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.”
If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.
Divisions 087and088are brother divisions and train together and will haveBattle Stations-21 (BST)together, so lookfor others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and askwhenBattle Stations-21 (BST)will be so you willknow when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.
Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to sharing this crazy roller coaster experience with you. Sorry you are having a hard time navigating this site. Trial and error really is the best teacher, but if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask!!!!
Thank You for Friending me, if there is anything I can do for you please let me know. And welcome to Navy Moms. I help out on Boot Camp Moms and there is much information that will help guide you thru smoothly.
I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! I'm glad you found us. So your daughter leaves for boot camp soon? That time will come quicker than you give it credit for!! I'm happy to see you already jumped in and joined the conversations on our group page - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment. Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!