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 went to San Antonio to Corpsman school. They take all the sailors to the airport at 5:30 or 6:00....sometimes they have to make a couple trips. She left out of O'Hare but was at the airport for 10+ hours waiting for her flight. They have a great USO center at O'Hare for military personnel. They let me leave my luggage in their storage area. People left at all different times and in all different directions. They end up booking all the empty seats on flights. Most likely they will fly Southwest to San Antonio because that seems to be the cheapest carrier. Do not think the military is organized! They are not! When my daughter left San Antonio, she didn't even get her flight until the morning she was coming home. One of her classmates was handed a ticket for a flight the day before he graduated. He was stuck in San Antonio another couple of weeks because they blamed him for missing his flight. There was even a question of whether he would have to pay for his flight to his assignment. The best thing I can tell you is go to Sarge's meet 'n greet. He is full of information and extremely helpful. If it wasn't for him, I would never have known about going to the airport early and spending the day with my daughter. Feel free to contact me with questions. If I can help, I will!
wow...you do have to be ready for this mentally.well my daughter seems to be doin o.k no complaints just that some of the ladies are not so clean and sanitary...whomwould think being where they are.other than that she seems to be hangin on..how about ya daughter? did you get a pjone call from ya daughter yet other than the one they make when they arrive? i havent and i sent callin cards...i send mail everyday which i understand is like 3 days behind.i mail her stamps.did ya daughter get her first check yet? mines did and wasnt bad but i exspected more but her recruiter told me the first 2-3 checks will be low due to uniforms,etc..but when they hit A school it will begin to look like something. is ya daughter goin to pensicola florida for A school? my daughter is....who no's are girlzs might be buddies as we speak. whats your babies name? mines is brianna scott cause there is 2 brianna's.. hope to hear from u soon
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