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August 24th PIR - anxious Mom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Momof5 Aug 15, 2018. 17 Replies

Good Morning, this is my first time posting.  My youngest son will be in the August 24th PIR.  I've shed many tears since leaving him after the enlistment ceremony.  I know that he is in a good place…Continue


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Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"There are groups for each graduation date.  I can send you a link if you like so that you can contact one of the admins for assistance regarding possible graduation date. In the meantime, you should be getting a "form" letter from…"
Aug 15, 2018
Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Keep the faith, sometimes little bumps in the road are there to test us/them.  I'll keep him in my prayers and you as well.  Just keep encouraging him as you are and we will all make sure he is included in our prayers daily. …"
Aug 15, 2018
Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"You should be, these young men and women are to be shown gratitude and respect for their commitment and service.  Praying for all of them as they embark on this wonderful journey that they all have stamina, strength focus and know that they are…"
Aug 15, 2018
Phoenixmom replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Oh How Nice, that was special!"
Aug 13, 2018
Marcia1976 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"I have read the what happens at arrival, lots of good info... I estimate Sept 28 graduation but like you said could be week before or after  depending... I do think that when he went in on Aug 2 he went in with his entire division of 80…"
Aug 13, 2018
Phoenixmom replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Hi Marcia1976 Welcome to Navy Moms. Here is al ittle information for you. To guesstimate the PIR date, count 9 Fridays, after your recruit arrived, including the Friday of the week that your recruit arrives at the RTC, to get the most likely…"
Aug 13, 2018
Marcia1976 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"My son (my oldest) went to Great Lake Aug 2 I do't know his graduation date yet and have not got a letter yet, but I think I will soon. I let myself cry when I feel it coming on.  I try and keep busy.  Also I pray my boy is strong and…"
Aug 13, 2018
VanessaD replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"My son left for boot camp on August 6 proud momma"
Aug 12, 2018
Phoenixmom replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Momof5 this part is the hardest, but everything will be fine and believing staying positive and mainly keeping busy will help. You have come to the right place. I've been in a year and 1month the missing part never goes away, but I can say we…"
Aug 11, 2018
mern replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
Aug 11, 2018
Jackie replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Ladies, my sailor was meant to graduate on 8/24, but was sent back 2 weeks for failing a big test. Thought I am very encouraging to him and believe he can do it, I am so down and afraid for him. He called to tell us and was crying. My heart sank.…"
Aug 11, 2018
Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"I am so truly thankful to have found this site.  You ladies are amazing, I'm feeling better just reading all of your comments.  I thought perhaps I was the only one feeling this way and yes, my family really doesn't…"
Jul 17, 2018
maristar2 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Momof5, I think Moms always feel this way at the very beginning but it gets a lot better when you get to write to them and they get to write back to us too & of course getting a call when you hear their voice :) My husband & daughter could…"
Jul 17, 2018
Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Thank you so much, your advice is a blessing and I am grateful.  I will definitely join the groups you suggested, it helps greatly knowing that I am definitely not the only one going through this.  Thanks for the support!"
Jul 17, 2018
Momof5 replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"Thank you CarlaB, every day I say a Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be.  I also work in a Children's Hospital so I have a Chapel on site which I am very fortunate to have available.  I visit daily and put in a prayer intention every…"
Jul 17, 2018
CarlaB replied to Momof5's discussion 'August 24th PIR - anxious Mom'
"f you haven't joined the PIR group for August 24th yet, please join us!  Here is the link: PIR August 24, 2018 TG 42 - 11 Divisions (321-324, 327-332, and 942) My son is also in the 8/24 PIR.  He is Division 329.  This is my…"
Jul 17, 2018

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A little about me:
I am a mother of 5, 2 boys and 3 girls and grandmother to 3 beautiful little boys. This is my first child entering the military and I could not be prouder. He is a blessing.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
you may not find in other work environments. Duty, selflessness, pride, camaraderie, teamwork and patriotism.
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has been positive and maturing.

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At 6:37pm on July 17, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

Since you have a recruit at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At Boot Camp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again.  

At 6:36pm on July 17, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 331 and 332 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 6:35pm on July 17, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

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.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 6:25pm on May 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

If you would like information on your future Sailor'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.  

At 6:23pm on May 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Hi, when did or will your future Sailor ship to the RTC? If you know the ship date, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your future Sailor ships.

I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there.

At 5:24pm on May 21, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

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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