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.
It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Hi Sandy, I just wanted to let you know that my sons recovery was very speedy and he will do his BS this week and off to A school. I am so happy for him, he only spent 3 weeks in RCU. Thanks for your support and prayers, they have all worked for him
We live in Woodland Park. Closer to Peyton than Denver! I would love to get a group of local moms together to do a packing party or at least meet for coffee sometime. We'll just have to set a date sometime soon.
I havent even the time to figure out how to blog...(respond to comments to me)...DUH!
But this I know...yours...one of the first that I viewed..I teared up when I see the pix of all the beautiful, "bleeving" mothers...so as I add this comment to your wall..(and I dont even know HOW to check mine)...I'm simply "bleeving" that our Father GOD has a tear-created, crystal crown for military mommies...you/yours have beautiful pix!
No, Sandy, I'm not familiar with GL A School base. But....tell her to look under "members" tab for "Angie, Great Lakes IL". She has a "logo" as her icon picture (she was on about page 4 of the names when I looked this morning). She works at that base. I'm sure she can help this mom. I hope she is going on the assumption that no news is good news as far as his safety...she would have been contacted. But if she is worried about his emotional/mental state, as of course she probably is, then I understand. Hoping she is able to reach him!
Hi Sandy, I wanted to ask you a question, since you have been through this. When they are finished with bc, are they allowed to have personal belongings while in A school? Laptop, cell phone, do they need any civilian clothes? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We just finished talking. There were four of them from the Enterprise that moved this weekend. None of them were notified. R ran back to his ship when he found out while eating and asked about it and they told him not to worry about it and it would get fixed. Somebody goofed and it wasn't them. What a relief for us but is still depressing for him. I am literally sick to my stomach because I don't know how it will effect things. Thanks Sandy. WIll keep you updated.