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.
Hi B's Mom- All three airports are about 45 minutes to an hour drive from Great Lakes. We just like Milwaukee Airport because it is so much easier to get in and out than O'Hare. Midway is also much smaller than O'Hare so that will also be an easier airport to navigate. O'Hare can really be a zoo! Midway is straight south of Great Lakes but you have to go a bit east to get to the highway (90/94). If your son is flying out to A school I understand that most likely he will fly out of O'Hare but Midway is also a possibility which is good to keep in mind if you were going to go to the airport to see him off. I don't know where the Residence Inn is but I assumed it was close to Great Lakes.
You're getting close! We are down to a week and a half for our PIR!