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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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.
My son leaves for boot camp on May 2nd. I'm a nurse and I'm already making my summer schedule. How do you know when PIR will be? I want to have ample time off and book a flight. Is the ceremony…Continue
You'll be glad to hear that tourism is the #1 industry here on Guam. There are so many things that are available to make your stay here super smooth. If you are not planning on staying on base when you come to visit, I recommend staying in a hotel in Tumon (90% of all hotels are in this place along a beach strip). You can find night stays for $80+, and you can ask for a military discount. If you don't carry a military ID you can have the reservation under his name and have him come check in with you. Note that Tumon is not near the base; its about 25 miles away (20-30 minute drive). The closest place to stay near the base that I can think of is right outside it's back gate, "Inn on the Bay" in Santa Rita. But... there's really not much to do in that area. Southern Guam is more rural than northern Guam.
As for transportation, there are shopping buses that travel in routine routes to each major shopping mall (some even to the weekend village flea market). There are two types of buses that are obviously for travelers - the trolleys with open air and rails, and big ole airconditioned ones that are extravagantly decorated for hot days. It's only $3 per way or like $20 for a whole day of rides and like I said, they operate in rounds so eventually the round will end up right back at your starting place. You can also rent a car online ahead of time. Hertz is the on-site rental place at the airport. Driving here is easy. 35mph highest speed limit, and you can get lost and just keep driving on the main road and you'll end right back where you started in a few hours. It's pretty much one big road here.
Also, when you go out dining or shopping, we have a couple local apps and websites that offer coupons and discounts such as 671coupons.com, and companies' facebook pages. This is just a snapshot of a little bit of everything. I can get into detail of more you want to know specifically. It's no problem. Just let me know what else you would like info on if you find something interesting in your research.
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!