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.
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.
Thanks for the message... starting a dinner group is terribly complicated (NOT!)
(1) Pick the day and ONE restaurant. Mondays are ususally slow. I picked Olive Garden because everyone likes Italian & it's reasonably priced. Pick a place that's easy to find.
(2) Put the first nine dinners on the Event Calendar & keep at least 6 out there afterwards. Fill in ALL the blanks & add a map link (GoogleMaps is built in).
(3) POST, POST, & POST. Talk it up. Use an eye-catching picture to be a "logo" (e.g. our Westie with the hat).
(4) Make it clear that folks can arrive late, leave early, bring guests, & don't need to dress up. It must be easy, easy. We have "social time" for the first 30 minutes so no one is "late."
(5) DO ask for a RSVPs on the event page. You'll know how many chairs you'll need and if it's ok to cancel on a rainy night.
(6) DON'T change the date or place for at least nine months, even better for a year. It takes folks time to "internalize" the new group and create the habit of coming. As the group meets, the "bedrock" members will guide changes (e.g. after 9 months, we began to rotate among 4 restaurants, but they're within 2 blocks so it didn't affect driving habits).
Just jump in and do it! You'll have fun and meet people! Be sure to see the local recruiter & offer to buy him a meal the first time he attends. OPTIONAL: I created business cards with space for moms to write a phone number. We all have some & hand them to prospective newbies (give 'em to the recruiter too).
This is strange, I am still getting used to maneuvering around on the N4M blog. I read your message and accepted your friend request and now I can't find the darn message again.. I spoke with Logan last night. He bought a truck from a guy on base. it isn't anything new but it will get him from A to B. He sounded pumped about that... So I am hopeing that he is getting a bit more comfortable. He said he is in barracks 8, at least that is what he said thats what he calls it. He is an AS ..
Thank your Son again, the offer was very nice. Maybe the 2 of them will get to know each other while there...
thank you for your suggestion. It sounds really good and then I remember I will be at work and I think I would just cry the whole time. You are so very sweet. You are the second person on this website that has tried to help me. What a wonderful bunch of people. Have a wonderful time with you loved one and know that your kindness is very much appreciated.
no, i haven't rsvp'd for the meet and greet yet. i didn't even know about it. i've been out of the loop for a while with other family obligations. i'll try to find where the meet and greet thing is. thanks for letting me know!!!
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