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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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.
Morning proud mama..thanks for friend request..our son is currently in Norfolk but received new orders for kaneohe bay hawaii ...he doesn't go until summer but I am trying to find out all I can about Hawaii. We are excited about this ...my husband and I will be taking a trip but will not make any plans until after son has been there for a while. We have a lot to learn....lots of money to be saved for our trip:) We live near Binghamton NY.
We are flying on American Airlines. Yes, tickets do go up during holiday and summer. If we could have gone just 2 weeks earlier we could have saved a bunch too. We are flying right at the start of summer travel. It's just so frustrating how the prices fluctuate so much from day to day and site to site, I wish they would just have one flat rate.
Thank you. They really didn't find out what was causing the problems but did rule out things that weren't! Gave me some pain med, antibiotic and something for my stomach. Blood work should be in in a few days and I have to have chest xrays done tomorrow. This getting old stuff is for the birds! He kept asking me if I was worried or stressing about anything in particular, felt like asking him if he wanted a list!
I am excited and scared about buying the tickets. There are 4 of us going so that is a huge chunk of money ! I have been saving for a long time and it's hard to let go of it but it will be worth it! We will celebrate our 30th anniversary this year so it is a combination trip ! Travelocity has had the best prices so far.
Proud Mama, please keep in touch, would love to help your son in anyway, and one of my sons, sailors, he bc with etc, is still in groton, he could befriend him and help your son out, my sons sailor friend is also radioman, he is stationed there four 4 yrs and is from PA, GREAT PERSON AND HE JUST MARRIED HIS HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEART, LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR 2-4-11 ALUMNI ON FB. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY, AND I AM NOT YELLING, JUST DON'T CHANGE TO LOWER CASE JUST BECAUSE SOMETIMES AND SOMETIMES NOT, HOPE YOUR NOT OFFENDED
Nice to hear from you Proud Mama, my screenname is HockeyMom, my son just gratuated out of Groton, Nov 2011, he will deploy out very soon, What is your son's job to be. my son was selected 1 out of 300. Very special honor. Will help you in anyway I can, He left bc 2/11/2011. 4 yrs to go and plans on re-enlisting, if I can help you and your son in any way let me know. I live 2 hrs away in MA and my daughter in law will be leaving for bootcamp in May so still learning, but seasoned Mom.
My son is at Port Hueneme California...CM-Seabee, A school. It has been great because we are 55 miles from there and have been able to have him home for the last six weekends. He'll be serving as a Reserve will graduate A school on Nov 4th. There were four Sailors from your PIR group who are at Port Hueneme with him and he is very close to. Do you know Tonya Aragon. Her husband graduated from Groton, CT last week also. If you have a facebook account you can find me as Terry Lauermann
hi proudmama!!! Thank You....you are awesome! No, my son has not called to confirm diablo graduation date. I am so glad you posted that. I just sent you a friend request. Hopefully you will friend me. Thanks! I tried replying to your comment, but could not figure out how to do that....:)
Hello. Thank you for sending the friend request. I am glad your son likes sub school. My son is not liking boot camp at all. This is only week 1 day 5. I got a letter yesterday and he seemed really beat. I know it will be better when his division learns to pull together. PIR is six weeks from today. Then he will be off to Groton. I hope he likes that better. I can't wait to see him. Do you get to speak to your son often, now that he is in school? I miss him like crazy! Sigh...
Another mom in our division, she has not heard from her son in the last two weeks either, Presley is holding the RTC flag in all three PIR's but another mother from another group told me her daughter did not get to do all three performances because they had too many extra, also Presley was changed about a week ago, she was holding the POW/MIA flag but they made changes and now she is RTC flag. I am also including what her letter said this week below:
I got a letter yesterday, they have really been busy I will list what she said:
Last week- firefighting
this week- tuesday- gas chamber
today- final PFA thursday 7/21
tomorrow- final academic test friday 7/23
saturday- captains cup
monday-tuesday 25-26- battlestations
She said they are all worn out, practically get no sleep, the middle of the night they have to get up and iron for 30 minutes, then they have watch at night as well. She sounds like the division is doing well even though she did not say anything about the flags or stuff like that.
The countdown is really on now, this time next week, we shall be on our way!