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.
Not sure if you are still checking messages, wfindley, but I wanted you to know I saw your post re your son being diagnosed with Hep C. I'm so sorry to hear this. My son came home a few days' ago (from Separation HELL), and he, too, came home sick. In addition to being sick, he had a cracked tooth that got horribly infected making him even more ill. He asked that a dentist at GL see him and was told they will see you but you must pay for it (he had no money on him!) because you are in separation. When he went to the dentist here at home the other day she was appalled they left him in that condition.
I feel your pain. I am curious, too, and have not asked anyone else this, but my son was paid for his time in BC. They did take $650 for uniforms and boots (which they took back), and they also told my son they would be sending him a bill in five/six months for over $400 to cover the cost of his sneakers, tshirts, sweatpants, backpack and ditty bag! Did your son also receive the same message when he left GL?
I'm a bit disenchanted with the Navy right now but very proud that my son gave up ten months of his life to try to do something honorable - serve his country.
The RE-8 means that he must have a waiver (actually I think it is at least 2) to get back in. He will have information on how long he must wait before starting the reenlistment process; it's usually around 6 months. Some have been successful in getting the waivers and have gone on to BC again and others have not. Waivers are granted on a case by case basis.
hi my son left one day before to the hotel took nothing but a heavy jacket for the cold and his phone..shoes he wore..he wanted to throw away ..that way he had only few things to send back home ..less money to send home ..took a telephone card with him as well ..hope i have done well ..got my info from here and there ..hope i have helped..stay strong
So very sorry for your loss, I will pray for you and your family in your time of grief. Know that your father is no longer suffering, he is at piece now and in a better place. I know how difficult this is for your family, I lost my brother and then my dad almost a month later in the end of 2011. Your dad will always be with you.
That is why my son chose it. When he was ready to go he was ready to go...Patience is not one of his best qualities! He went to MEPS the first time in mid September and left on December 13th. So, I definitely understand where he is coming from. Will he be leaving from Columbus? That is where my son left from and I noticed you are in Cincinnati.