U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command
Beginning 13 March, Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s boot camp, and Officer Training Command, which includes Officer Candidate School and other initial officer training programs, will suspend guest attendance at graduation ceremonies to prevent any potential spread of COVID 19 to either Sailors or Navy families.
Graduations themselves will continue, and will be live-streamed on Navy…Continue
Added by Valtameri on March 9, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Good Morning All,
It has been a crazy few months, with my son and his navy career. After a couple of setbacks, he graduated from A School today and heads out to his new adventure. I am so proud of him, he never let the setbacks get him down. He did get frustrated here and there but that was to be expected especially when no one was telling him…Continue
Just a quick update on our Sailor...currently on the dean's list in his A school and loving every thing about his learning process. He came home for a few days at Christmas and drove his Dad's car back across the country..... We did lose my Dad (sailor's grandfather) in January and were very thankful for the time he had with his baby boy during the holidays! On the down hill side of A school with graduation in a few months... he will actually be taking finals the day he turns 21! We will…Continue
Added by Momsy on March 3, 2020 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Forgive the long blog but just putting on here what my heart has on it...My Dad served in the Army from 1945-1948. He rarely talked about it although he served during peace time. Different era back then. We saw some random pics of the cobblestone streets of Germany every once in a rare while and he would answer questions if directly asked. Move forward 55 years...I married a man who served in the Marines from 1983-1989. He was proud of his time served and discussed his service regularly. My…Continue
Hi Ladies, I just received my son's packet with his division # and gradate. He is in Division 809 but I do not see a group for that number. Has this happened to anyone before?
My son said he starts BECC on Tuesday. What is that exactly?
It's been 17 days since I said goodbye to my son. I can't say that was easy but I didn't let him see that I was anxious. A few quick photos and hugs after the official swear in and he was off! Now I actually have an address for him and have to send off the three letters I have already written. It came in the mail yesterday. Not a personal letter but a form letter with a real address (Ship #, and Division #) in his writing. I love that! That's the only thing I've gotten since the quick…Continue
Added by SunnyLisa on February 14, 2020 at 4:21pm — No Comments
While I am giving thanks this morning, I just want to a minute to thank all the N4M's. God said He comforts us so we can comfort others. Thank you for taking His Word and putting it into action. I could not make it through this experience without the help of everyone of you. God bless you all.
First things first.....New Moms.... Take a Deep Breath in....... Let it out...... Take another one......... Let it out....... Repeat continuously!!! Just keep breathing and it will all be OK!! We haven’t lost a mom to Boot camp yet, we won’t start with you.
If your Recruit has not left yet: have him or her leave you a voicemail message so when you just can't stand it you can hear their message (Over and Over and Over, Just don’t listen to it till after they've been gone for 24 hrs.…Continue
Added by belovedbyHim on February 4, 2020 at 1:02am — No Comments
Hi Everyone!! We are back from PIR weekend, and it was a wild ride! Thank you to everyone here - ALL of the information on this site really helped prepare us for PIR weekend, so if you are getting ready to go, please review the files here before you go!
I wanted to share some additional things that I learned during my experience this weekend, in the hopes that it might help others, moving forward.
1) Although we can't talk about the day/time of Battlestations before it happens…Continue
Heard from my son, I am so very happy. I was so worried about him but he saids he loves it and likes the challenge. Thank you God for giving him such a positive attitude, it takes so much anxiety off of my shoulders. I know the rest of the Navy mom's worry. My message to you all is stay positive, they might just like it. Stay in prayer to give you the comfort you need right now. I thought I knew my son, I thought he would struggle and be miserable, what a blessed gift to find out I was…Continue
Hello all hope you all are having a wonderful day. Hope everyone's SR and or Sailor is doing great.
We heard from son this week and he got Culinary Specialist for his new rate, and soon he will headed out for this new adventure. It has been a rough couple of months with great disappointments but also with great attitude from my son with the set back in his Navy career. I am so proud of him and how he has handle this…Continue
I am hoping that someone can give me information for the Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony on February 28, 2019. My son will be receiving his wings and I would like to get an itinerary for a couple of family members if there is one.
Please share any information on the Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony February 28, 2020.
Any one with recruit PIR March 13
Added by Northwoodsmom on January 26, 2020 at 9:12am — No Comments
Can someone tell/explain what BECC is?Continue
It has been amazing to have our sailor home for Christmas. Though I would catch myself being sad here and there because I kept thinking to myself. This may be our last Christmas together for awhile. As most of your know, my husband and I were in the Navy. So, we do get it but it just hit me that after tomorrow. When he goes back to A school that we will not know the next time we will see him, but that is…Continue
Added by NavyMomofJM on December 30, 2019 at 4:06pm — No Comments
Hello, it has been a great day. My son got to come home for Christmas and we were able to pull off a surprise for both his brother and sister. It was so great to see how happy they were to see their brother home. It just so great to have him in our house.
Hope everyone , has a wonderful Christmas.
I am a Navy mom of almost 5 years. They have been 5 years of excitement, trials, tribulations and now ending in dissapointment for our son. He has had a stellar record in the Navy every advancement you could imagine so quickly too- the Navy was his home. He had just recently enlisted for 6 more years to head back to Japan where he already served 3 there. We thought everything was going great - cloud nine. To receive a call from the Military that he tried to take his own life a month ago. …Continue