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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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.
Hi, I received your message about your son, and my son said that it was a tough Div. and that they all needed to work together better, and that he was hoping by the end of this week they could all figure it out!! My son sounded very home sick but was trying to make the best out of it!!! He did not say it in those exact words, but I new what he meant!! I am keeping them all in my prayers at night and hoping for good things next week for all our recruits!! Hang in there and I know they will do great things together!!!
thank you i too was thrilled to see someone else who had a son in the same group have you gotten your letter yet we're lucky and live in illinois and only 3 or so hrs fom great lakes can't wait till nov 2
You are so sweet! We are actually doing well. Less than 7 days away, but we are calm and he's brave. I took him to San Francisco for a great two days of kicking around, sightseeing and mostly just hanging out together. It will definitely be a wonderful memory for me. I had a tearful moment during dinner, but it was a happy, "I've been so blessed to have you as my son" kind of tears. We meet with the CPO tomorrow and go through all the details of next week. I'm good...really. I'm at peace right now....next week or the week after, well, I'll get back to ya!!
I'm still finding my way around the forums and can't get back to your original reply, so I want to just thank you for responding, and especially for asking how I was doing. =) My son and I just spent a couple of hours around the pool making bad jokes and throwing sarcastic barbs back and forth - general fare for us - but through it all I was fighting back tears knowing the week is flying by and I don't know how in the world I am going to hold it together when we drop him off on Monday. He's been in the DEP since March, so I've had plenty of time to get used to the idea, and I'm so proud of him! Just had no idea it would be this hard....thanks for asking! Now....how are YOU doing? =)
Thanks for the info, I think I just got really nervous considering he has already come this far in training and I don't want anything to halt that. I have recovered (lol) a little and I am just praying more than usual. I appreciate so much that you took the time to ease me mind.
Hello, Thank you for the friend request. 9-4 sounded so far away in the beginning, now it is coming faster and faster....Hope all is well with you & your son. We are now in the process of just getting things ready for the "Day". I am sure I will be talking to you again soon. I find myself not leaving this site just looking for all the advice and good pep talks I can find. My daughter is so excited that I find it hard to even sound down around her I want her to keep that excitement:)