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.
Just stopping in to say Hi! I know this week has been very emotional for you & it will continue to be an emotional roller coaster. You should be getting his Box probably sometime next week & perhaps the Form letter couple days later (@ least that's how it was for me). I received the 1st letter on Dec. 7th. It was post marked as Dec. 5th so I'm assuming she probably wrote it on Dec. 5th. As to be expected she sounded a little down which was difficult for me to read. Although it made me smile/laugh because she still has her sense of humor. She said the food is good, & had to include the time limits placed on everything...LOL. Its a big difference for one who is use to 20min. showers to have to take one in 5min..LOL. So, this past week was a little easier since I did get the letter. However, you never really relax because you know the house is a little emptier since they left. We just have to pray time goes fast (as others say it does) & that the day of PIR we will be the most Proud of them as we ever were for accomplishing a big step in prepreation for their future. Feel free to message/comment me anytime. TTYL!
I know today is/was a very hard day emotionally for you. Tomorrow will be my 2nd week without my daughter & I'm still a basketcase at times. Just want you to know if you need to talk I'm here. Also if you are on Facebook you can add me as a friend: Brandy Hullinger Johnson.
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!