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.
Having your son leave for basic is the hardest part in my opinion. You aren't allowed to talk to them for the entire time. While they are allowed to call eventually, it is really up to the commander of their division as to how many calls are allowed. If someone upsets that commander, he could say "no more calls home". I only talked to my son twice the entire time! The PIR is AWESOME! I sure hope you have the opportunity to go. It was, for me at least, a very emotional graduation. I would love to get together with you both!
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You have also been approved for "MAS We Ship Love". To help you figure out how things work go to Molly's group page and click on "View All' in the Discussion forum at the top of the page. One the first page read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" You have joined at exactly the right time because our new group will be announced shortly!! If you have questions or need help, please don't hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us!!! Pat
Dustin is going to Pensecola, at least it will be warm. His room remains semi untouched, it was a mess and I'm in the process of getting everything together so when he sends me the list (if he ever gets to write) of what he wants to take to Florida other than the obvious cell phone and IPOD, I won't have to run around like a mad woman! My days are kept busy with work and two grandkids so I don't have a whole lot of down time. He is the youngest of my three and my only son who never even went to overnight camp so this is a huge adjustment for us as I'm sure it is for him. The unknown creeps into my brain once in awhile and that's what makes me nuts. I really want to know if he's ok and how he's coping....ok US Navy, throw me a bone.
Have a wonderful Easter holiday and please let me know what you are hearing from your son.
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