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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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.
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.
MARLINSPIKEThere is not a lot about Marlinspike. Here is what I have:
From RTC website:
Marlinespike Basic Seamanship Phase
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to g…DiscussionMARLINSPIKE1 LikePIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Refere…
PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips
Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 5:59am
Be there as early as you can-before 7:30 am. Wear dressy casual, nice jeans are fine. If y…DiscussionPIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Refere…2 LikesM daughter left for boot camp on 02/27/2012I am so glad that I have this opportunity to be apart os this group...It helps me deal with my daughter being gone...This is her first time away from me this long without at least a phone call everyd…DiscussionM daughter left for boot camp on 02/27/20121 LikeWhat ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis,…Week by Week at boot camp
Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011
The First Half of Navy Boot Camp I hope you're ready for an intense time. Your experience at Boot Camp begins as soon as you…DiscussionWhat ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis,…1 LikeWriting Letters ~ Boot Camp Questionnaires ~…Writing Letters
Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on April 6, 2011 at 5:04am
Here's how your address should be written SR, Last Name, First Name, Middle initial Ship ##, Divison ### Recruit Training Com…DiscussionWriting Letters ~ Boot Camp Questionnaires ~…2 LikesSample Form Letter. Looking for others in sa
THE FORM LETTER:
Within a week after your recruit arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX containing his old cloths and other…
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