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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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Alexs momma ( ship 03, Div 017)
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A little about me:
Mother of three children. Two girls and one boy. My husband and I love spending every moment together and with our kids. We have been married 15 years. Our oldest daugher is in basic training in Great Lakes, IL. We miss her so much. Can't wait to see her smiling face.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Its what my daughter has wanted to do since she was 11 years old. The military is a part of her. I enrolled her in JROTC wgen she was in middle school and she just flown with it. I am a very proud parent of my little girl and was happy she chose the Navy. Her recruiters were just fantasic and so patience with her father and i . We had a ton of questions!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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missed phone calls......

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 9:53am 0 Comments

We think. We may have missed our daughters phone call yesterday. Any other moms ship 3 div 17 get any calls? We were wondering if the caller ID shows unavailable or if it show an area code? We received a call that showed ( unavailable N). Not sure what the N stood for but we automatically assumed it was her. Very depreessed if that is the case.

The waiting continues.....

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 3:23pm 4 Comments

Week 3! Maybe this week we will receive a letter....boy I hope so. Her dad and I write her everyother day. Just to keep her updated on the family and home...but I'm so anxious to hear from her! Sometimes time is not our friend.

Other moms out there ship 03 div 017?

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:33pm 5 Comments

Wondering if there are any other parents out there that may have a child on Ship 03 Div 017. I would love to hear from you. We are having a tough time with our daughter in basic. She never been away from home for such a long time. I know others are feeling the same as my husband and I. Feel free to contact me.

Any Kansas moms?

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 5:23pm 4 Comments

Was wondering if there are any mothers from Kansas? I live in Wichita and my daughter left for basic training about 13 days ago. I do have so many questions. But mostly are pertaining to my daughters happiness. We received her forum letter the other day and she wrote to us about how unhappy she is. I know its homesickness talking, but still heartbreaking none the less. She stated she wants to come home to us and misses us so much. Ugh this made us cry. I'm hoping thing will get better for her,… Continue

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At 2:41am on October 31, 2010, CorinneL said…
Michele - Yes, our son has changed a bit - much more mature and focused. He walks straight and tall and when he's standing at ease - it's with feet spaced just right and he holds the back of one hand with the other. We went down to FL in July to see him while he was at "A" school and hopefully, he will come home soon on leave.
It's great your daughter knew she wanted to go into the military at such a young age. Jared knew he wanted to go into Law Enforcement about age 11 too. He was a junior in college when he decided to take an Army ROTC class and loved it, and signed up for more ROTC classes as electives, but decided the Navy was a better fit for him. He waited until after he graduated with a degree in Criminology before preparing for Boot Camp - he had to drop a few pounds before going to see the recruiters even. He's loved the Navy ever since and is very happy about enlisting and chosing to become a CTR. What job will your daughter be training for? Keep in touch and I'll try to answer any questions you may have. - Corinne
At 12:18am on October 31, 2010, sandy Ship3 Div 17 said…
I will definetely keep you posted. I love the thought that they are almost at the 1 month mark and countdown from there.
At 3:32pm on October 30, 2010, sandy Ship3 Div 17 said…
Glad to know we are in this together. My son is at BC. Waiting unpatiently for letter or call.
At 12:03pm on October 30, 2010, Marti Jacob's Mom said…
Alex's Mom nice to meet you too. Thanks on the pictures It was nice to get a family picture before Jacob left. No word yet from your daughter. Its hard not knowing anything. Not sure how to work his sight yet don't know how to answer on comments and where to go. It takes me long time to learn things.
At 1:31am on October 30, 2010, CorinneL said…
This website really helped me through Boot Camp. That was a tough time! My son is now finished with his "A" school and is waiting for his official orders. We hope it's the same as the verbal orders they gave him. He could be going to "C" school yet before he starts his job. Good luck to your daughter! - Corinne
At 5:10pm on October 21, 2010, Abbe'sMom(Ike CVN69) said…
Hi Alex's Mom........I am so glad you found me............I am so lost on here.........LOL Have you received a real letter yet..........I am going crazy waiting.
At 4:45pm on October 20, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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