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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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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.
"I know they are able to purchase things there at Boot Camp forgot what my daughter called the store but there they can purchase the card. When we got a call from our daughter on the 17th she said she would be able to call again in 2…"
"Hi, good day i have a question regarding you said he probably bought a phone card at NEX? But how if they dont have anything with them or even money to buy? Just wondering. Any suggestion if i will send a phone card? What kind?
"Hi yes i wont book ticket first unless everything is final especially my son havent called me yet.. So calls happen randomly not everybody on the same PIR date get to make calls on the same day? Thank you!"
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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…"
I know they are able to purchase things there at Boot Camp forgot what my daughter called the store but there they can purchase the card. When we got a call from our daughter on the 17th she said she would be able to call again in 2 weeks.
Divisions 003and 004 are 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.
You may receive an "I'm still alive!" call in week 3 or 4 (calendar week, not DOT), but that call can come before or after that depending on when the RDC is able to schedule the phone banks. (It has been coming during the third weekend after arrival for many lately or early in the following week.) The call may be only a few minutes to a half hour or more depending on how long the RDC schedules the phone banks. Don't expect a call, but do have your phone available from 8ish am to 8ish pm Central Time and be pleasantly surprised when you receive a call. The "I'm still alive!" call or other calls the RDC schedules usually come in the mornings on weekdays except on the day of a PIR because the "I'm a Sailor!" calls, which are typically made 1 to 7 days before PIR now, are in the afternoon and evenings, but calls can come anytime during those hours on Saturday. Calls on the day of a PIR or on Sunday come between 1 and 8 pm. Calls for security reasons or for information are generally made during regular business hours. Remember "No news is good news!" See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.
Possible times for calls scheduled by the RDC:
8 am to noon M-Th, but not usually in the afternoon and evening due to "I'm a Sailor!" calls then, but if the phone banks are available, the RDC could schedule a call. That happens most on Thursday since the graduating divisions are practicing for PIR or on Monday if there was no BST Sunday night.
1 pm to 8 pm F or Sun
8 am to 8 pm Sat
Calls for information or due to a problem usually come during business hours, M-F 9 to 5 pm.
Calls are totally up to the RDC. Don't expect a call, but have your phone available at all times (especially from 8 am to 8 pm Central Time M-Th and Sat and from 1 pm to 8 pm Central Time on Fridays and Sundays--calls at other times are possible, but generally indicate a problem or a need for information) and be pleasantly surprised when you get a call. See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.&
If you would like information on your recruit's rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
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.
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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!
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