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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Join groups! Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself! Start making friends that can last a lifetime.
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
"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…"
"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. …"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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!"
"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…"
"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…"
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Sinceyou have arecruit 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.
Divisions331and332are 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.
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.
If you would like information on your future Sailor's rating (job/occupational specialty) or field,then let me knowthe rating or field.There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schoolsandknowingthat will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
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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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