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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
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.
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.
"AmyLynn - I'm sorry to hear your son is being sent home. Right now his health is most important so I hope that he can get home, get well and then try again. We hope to see you back here soon. Thank your son for his willingness to…"
"AK907Tammy - I'm sorry to hear that your son was injured. The important thing is that he heals! Remind him to stay focused and this is just a minor setback - hang in there and prayers for both of you ;-D"
"I received a call from my son today saying he was being moved to RCU for sprained tendons in his foot/leg. I have no idea how long he will be there or his new graduation date. Dr's said it could take 6-8 weeks to heal. Please pray for complete…"
"AmyLynn I understand your frustration! My son has been in RCU for over 2 months now and he keeps getting conflicting reports about his progress. On the positive side, he's learned patience and perseverance. He's almost ready to be…"
"Spoke with my recruit yesterday, he is in better spirits and beginning to feel better with the medications for pneumonia. but feeling so defeated. His appointments with DR keeps getting pushed back and now they assigned him to a neurologist…"
"Last night I received a call from my SR that I wasn’t looking forward to and need some serious advice and encouragement. The call was pretty scripted started out with him stating his name and not to show up to graduation because he…"
"AmyLynn I'm sending prayers for your son and his speedy return to full health. My son has stress fractures and is in RCU right now so they may end up getting acquainted very soon. Send him lots of letters, support, encouragement, and…"
"AmyLynnn - rest and meds is the best thing for your son right now. He needs to get healthy! Remind him that this is just a minor setback - no big deal. He'll get through this and be stronger because of it. He's got…"
"RALVDA- & SUZI that is great news! I'm so glad your guys are doing well. We got bad news. Apparently my guy was all set for his procedure on Tuesday. He went to preop Monday and was told everything was good to go. He said he was ready…"
Hi Parrothdgal... I saw that you mentioned your SR is in San Antonio for MA, but haven't seen you on this group yet. My son is from the 6/3 PIR and started class 6/13, but my nephew just got there (PIR 6/17), so he's probably in your daughters group. Hope to see you on our new group. http://www.navyformoms.com/group/sanantoniomasatthu
I asked my husband and he said our meeting will go till after 1PM. Maybe I can go next time :) I really do appreciate your invitation, there is nothing better than listening to the Word of God and being in His presence.
"texasmom" on the 5/26 group---go to PIR 5/26's group and find her on the MEMBERS in that group. Flesh-colored picture icon with an emblem. Please message her. I have contacted her and she will be more than happy to talk to you. Her son went through this. She actually had briefly joined the 6/3 group thinking that is where he was put, but he ended up in the 5/26 group. Keep in touch with how she is doing! The ladies on the 6/3 group want to know!
So happy to hear you got letters and thank you for being so honest. The only communication I've received is pre-printed "Dear (fill in the blank) letter. At the very end there is a place for recruits comments and his words broke my heart. Although very brief, he stated that he wanted to quit at one point, he misses everyone especially the girlfriend, and he was not allowed to write Sunday.
I certainly understand how that moment, and many more to come, can be so pride-filled yet sad as well. I served in the US Navy myself and when first my son, and then my daughter said they wanted to enlist I was so proud of them. But the day my daughter left I felt as if my heart was going to break right out of my chest. My little girl was leaving and I knew she'd never return as my same little girl. I'm still so proud of her, but I wish we could just run out to the mall and check out all the pretty dresses and watch her try on the frilly girly prom dresses and such!!!! I miss my shopping buddy!!!! Hang in there, and I will be thinking about you Monday and Tuesday!!! Come share with us if you need some shoulders to lean on - that's what we're here for!!!!! NavyMom hugs to you!!!!
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! I see your daughter is getting ready to leave for bc in a few short weeks. Enjoy the time you have together - the loss of communication during bc is the hardest. But we will all be here to help you through it!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!