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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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
I am a single parent of two boys.The oldest is 24 and the youngest is 19 that joined the navy.He arrived at the Great Lakes Feb. 18, 2010. As for as i know he is a E3 for the nuclear program. He said maching was great and he could carry the flag at graduation. My 24 yr old son is suppose to get married in June 2010. It will then be just me and my mom at home. I am a phlebotomist (one who draws blood) .
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
my son is a very smart. especially if he is in the nuclear program.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Dear Alacricket, I rec'd a message that you've joined the discussion group for the submarine USS ALABAMA. You are more than welcomed to stay, but I'm thinking you might have joined our group by accident... this is a group of moms whose sons are all stationed on that boat and our chat will reflect this.
MM is Machinist Mate...ET is Electronics Tech...EM is Electronics Mate.
These are the three jobs that he will choose sometime in the next couple of weeks, before boot camp graduation (PIR). My best to him. And safe travels for all of you!
As a new member, you will have many questions. Join the New Moms Stop Here group immediately. For new members, this group will be your safe haven - we will support you through those tough weeks before, during and after boot camp. We have members with various experiences and skills available to help you. NOTE: this is not an auto-generated message. You are getting this message from a real live Navy mom.
Welcome aboard! It sounds like your son is in the performing division at boot camp! You have one special son! You will want to start reading up on the NUKE page on this website. Go to the Groups tab at the top of this page and type NUKE in the search block. Then click on the one that has the largest membership and enjoy the read. My sailor is an MM2 Nuke and has been in the fleet for 2+ years. Encourage him to always do his best!!
Do you know whether he wants MM, EM, or ET? Do you know whether he wants surface or sub?
By the way the answer to your question is 'Mo'...he is actually my sailor's cat...orange tabby with white chest, chin, legs, and multiple other white markings.