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.
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.
"Fatime1525 - Hi, nice to meet you and welcome! Yes, as the other ladies are saying, send encouraging words! My daughter always wants me to keep her updated with current events, and she also loves getting photos! I'm sure your…"
I'm pretty sure they won't be opening up PIR to guests for a long time to come. I know this is to make sure they keep all those recruits there safe from any outside contaminations. I read sometime ago that the Navy was going to move all the RDCs and instructors to the RTC so there would be no chance of bringing the virus in. Can your daughter tell you if they are all living within the RTC environment??? Just curious. I will tell you that Pensacola is a beautiful place to visit!!!! I have been there several times. Once your daughter gets to P'cola she most likely will need a couple weeks to move up in privileges so she can go off base. That is if A schools are still conducted the same as when my youngest daughter was in. But a visit there any time of the year is still a good time!! I spent time on the beach in the middle of November!!!!! Let me know how your girl is doing!! When is her PIR????
No you did not. Did you see my message on the main page? Where you able to get it fixed? Sometimes refreshing your computer will help to. You've always been able to see the message before. Try that and let me know if it worked.
I know how much you want to see your girl graduate but I don't think they are going to open up graduations to the public for quite awhile yet. My daughter has been dealing with a travel ban for her job since March. They Navy does not want to put any of their investments (sailors) in jeopardy!
My officer daughter is also in Pensacola. She teaches at the Naval Aviation Schools. Let me know how your daughter is doing!!
I'm sorry this welcome message is late but I have been busy spending time with family so now I'm playing catch up!!! I'm glad you joined our little group. I see your daughter is in boot camp now? It is quite a different environment than it was just a year ago so I hope you get to hear from her soon. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment. Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
We received a brief call from our son upon arrival at quarantine. My oldest son took the call - it came in at 12:03 a.m. It was the typical, "I'm here. I'm safe. Love you."
Just remember that some things make it easier. This group of wise women, for instance. And today, I had to pay his personal property tax on his truck since we neglected to coordinate little things like finances before he left. We WILL have a discussion after BC ;-)
Puppy (she's actually 10+ years old) seems to be perking up. I am becoming well-acquainted with, shall we say...digestive issues. But, that's what we moms do, right?
I've begun to put the letters I've written to him in individual envelopes, numbered of course! I will have to write a letter to him from his dog, so he knows exactly how horrifying the trip was to the vet (from her perspective, at least.)