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.
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.
Our son is an FC and is currently stationed in Hawaii, my husband was an FC for over 10 years as well. I had lunch with a local mom yesterday and her son graduated from boot camp last Friday. Her recruiter also expected her son to be an FC but after boot camp they told him ET but both are great rates so he is in a good place either way. We will look forward to hearing about your PIR excitement!
Hi, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group! Looks like you are getting ready to have a NEW sailor! Congratulations to you and him, I hope that you are getting to attend the PIR - it is fabulous. You probably don't know yet if he is an ET or an FC but both are wonderful rates with lots of schooling on the front end. Expect him to be in GL for about a year for A school and then he will move to another state for C school - locations and length will be determined at the end of A school. Our group is a busy one, stop by often and please let us know if you have questions.
Was reading some of your recent postings...wow, I'll be thinking of you on Thurs. 8/5 while you're driving. A 2 year old and an 80 year old....you're a brave woman! I hope I make it in time for the Meet-n-Greet too. I'm looking forward to it. Have you received a call from Brian lately? I'm still waiting for one from Brandon. Just wondering how their Div is doing...Hope you're having a good weekend, Kathy
Yeah--you got a letter, a tentative PIR date, and plans! It took us about 5.5 hrs to get up to GL. We did somethng funny in one letter to boot camp. Went to one of his favorite fast food joints, got a clean food wrapper, and put it in a letter. He said they all got a good laugh out of that!