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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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.
I'm a liberal Democrat, who has raised a son who loves and wants to serve his country. I hate the idea of war, but understand that the best way to avoid war is to be prepared for it...My son will go to Monterey to study Crypto-Linguistics after BC- either Arabic or Mandariin.
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Oh, and we are not military people in any way! But, still so proud of our boy and his accomplishments in the Navy. And, it is very cool to see everyone in their uniform, the flag, music, etc. at PIR. Not to mention looking for your child in the sea of uniforms!
I don't think they will call him any sooner. My son left on the date they had given him. But, others may have a different story! I believe the Navy has a waiting list, so unless he changes jobs, he will probably go in mid-November. It is hard on them while they are waiting to go!
Our son will be here for 10 days on leave in April--so looking forward to it! He will leave on his first long tour in May. We attended PIR (graduation) from our son's BC--it was great! It is so overwhelming and you are just so proud of your kid.
We have a dim sum meet and greet in Oakland on April 2 at the Legendary Palace from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Please join our local group - and meet all the wonderful moms, wives, girlfriends, dads, aunties, uncles - all over the Bay Area - I have several directories compiled for you to find people in your immediate area. We just hosted a brunch for a sailor (on leave) and his family who live in Fremont. We have two casual lunch meet and greets in San Carlos and Burlingame. We have a BBQ in Walnut Creek in July.
Just click on the link below, then click +JOIN (located on the upper right) when you get to the group's main page. After you join, post a comment - tell us something about your son/daughter.
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!