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.
I have 3 kids, ages 21, 18, and 14. We are the founders of a non-profit, A Place of Hope Africa, and live in Nigeria most of the year. We will be in the states for our sons graduation and then will be heading back to Africa. Our 18 year old son is in his 3rd week at bootcamp and I have received 2 letters which he seems down in. The mom in me is dying to rescue him, which I know is impossible, but I wanted to chat with other moms that might feel the same way as me!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Ask, ask, and ask again. Get everything in writing! Go with my son to meet with his recruiter more than once. 18 year-olds don't think of all the questions that an adult will ask. We assume that they will tell them everything they need to know and guide them through the process. But they don't offer alot of information, it is only when you ask that you get the answer. They don't tell you everything up front. They cannot lie, but can stretch the truth!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
OMG!! Great looking pictures. I am so glad he has graduated, you can now breathe. So he will spending the next 16 weeks in Great Lakes. My son's name is Todd Blackburn. Maybe Jordan can ask around and see the they could hook up. My son just entered phase 2 of the program. Which means he has a little more freedom now. I am not on this site as much now, but I would like to keep in touch with you. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Good Luck to you and your family.
Love all the pictures you took. It is the the day after graduation. How is he doing and the family? Now you will have so much commication with him. I think I remember you saying he will be a hospital corspman. He should be somewhere near my son. I would think he starts school Monday. I can't wait to hear from you.
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