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.
Hi terry...my son did not class up for rss the same time as brendan. He actually classed up 2 wks ago,but got held back now for another 3 weeks, so he classes up into the class brendan will grad from. Crazy how they can pir together and be so far apart now...but jordan is so young and it was good for him to have the xtra time for pt and visit with his dad. He really enjoyed the visit. He's behaving too.. glad brendan is almost done with rss...I hear from j...how many drop on a daily basis..its crazy. He's been a survivor for those in rss and has learned so much just from doing that. Congrats to your sailor.
Usually about half the people get the first name and half get the last. He is known up there by last name but the ribbons are for you and for a keepsake. So I would get what you really want on them. I have also had people order some with the first name and some with the last :-)
Supposedly its in the Community Guidelines! My son also is going to be a rescue swimmer! Did you get your call today? We are staying at the Comfort Inn. Does the Courtyard have a shuttle to RTC? We may change, it seems like others from Ship4/Div817 are staying at the Courtyards too. Joanne
I have a daughter Kelsey who will bee leaving for BC in about 20 days. She just graduated from Arlington on the 12th. My profile pic is Grad day...lol :( bitter sweet! We are very proud of her choice but I will admit I am very nervous and can't even phathom how much we will miss her. This is ALL sooo new to us, feel a bit lost. Thanks for the reply look forward to chatting.
I hope you get all the information here you are looking for. Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for Recruits.org and get them for FREE. I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp. The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them. Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!