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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Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
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.
Hi Patty! Our page actually no longer exists in our world, we're now on facebook since everyone is able to read the string from their phones, pda's etc. I've asked a few times to delete our page to no avail. I hope all is well, look me up on fb! Robin
Hi Patty, I am sorry I was not able to meet everyone at the Meet and Greet. We didn't make it into town until after 10pm. Congratulations to you on your new sailor. A School will be so much nicer for all of us. I did get to meet Mmiles while dropping our men off at RTC so that was really nice. Please stay in touch and thank you for checking on us these last few months.
You are very welcome. The directions seem like a lot but they are pretty straight forward except the transfer. Tell them to ask someone right away at Ogilvie and they should be ok. Depending on the location you board the train, ticket prices range from $2.00 to $8.50 per person. So the max one way trip from Oak Lawn to GL is $17.00 per person on the train. All the cabs in the city are required to accept credit cards payments for fares but if they are taking a cab from the hotel to the Oak Lawn Metra, I would have cash for that. Good luck!