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New navy mom

Well received the box with my sons belongings and shortly after the letter with all needed info... Only thing I was wondering was, that there was no one listed on the guest list, so since I'm a military wife I decided to talk to friends to see if that be the only time they could of choose their guests and been told they get to do that closer to the end of basic. I hope all branches are like that.

Added by NavYMoM KittyKaT on June 30, 2015 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Proud but a bit frustrated

I'm sp proud of my son for taking the initiative and enlisting in the Navy. He's very independent, smart, and determined and I'm certain he'll be fine.

But, his independence is driving me a bit crazy! He has shared little information with my hsband and I about what has happened.....well, he's told us things after the events happened! He's been living on his own for awhile now and is very self sufficient. But, he's still only 20 years old and I wish he would talk to us more about these…


Added by bdmom64 on June 28, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments


can anyone recommend a good hotel near the RTC for graduation

Added by Tonya on June 28, 2015 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Coast Guard bound

I was not on here for a couple of months, we took our son to see a Coast Guard recruiter... While he was waiting to go back to the Navy recruiter in July... It was my sons idea... He was very impressed with them,they offered him a job on the make a long story short a month later after the Coast Guard recruiter retrieved all of his papers from MEPS he called my son and said he was good to go. My son asked if he could get a specific job and his recruiter made it happen. Got him an A… Continue

Added by awesomemom on June 28, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Please help (Separation and Divorce)

I'm in the middle of going threw a separation and I'm not sure what to do. We have been married a little over 3 years and I can not take anymore nor do I want our daughter watching and raised around it. We are currently going threw marriage mediation and I am staying with him for the time. I need a lawyer but can not afford one due to the fact he keeps all the money in his own account that I have never had access to and he keeps all the income tax money. I've had an appointment with JAG but…


Added by Kai214 on June 25, 2015 at 12:40pm — 4 Comments

navy schooling

Hello I am new to this site so bear with me. My son is leaving for RTC on July 8th with an EC rating in the Navy Reserves. There seem to be different answers as to whether he needs to go to "C" school right away or not because he is in the Reserves. Any insight would be appreciated!

Added by lm243 on June 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Enlisted Now; I'm Growing as Much as He Is!

It seems like more than the 2.5 weeks it's actually been since that wonderful phone call, "I'm a member of the United States Navy!"  That he had to retake the PRT one time seems, as I knew it would, like an inconsequential matter after we received word that he'd passed the Battle Stations. I still haven't seen him since early April, but just to be able to text by phone or have an occasional conversation still seems like such a treat.  Oh my, he has changed.!

Sisters whose young ones…


Added by Pat S on June 24, 2015 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

New PIR Date New Info Needed

So now that my son's PIR date has changed how do I get the gate pass?  I assume we will be put on the list for next Fridays PIR?  

Added by mcmomma on June 23, 2015 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Sad day

today was a sad day for me. I took my son to the recruiting office where he signed more papers. He flies out tomorrow for boot camp. I am so proud of him but it is still very hard.

Added by Tonya on June 22, 2015 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

Hotel List

So now that my son's PIR date has been moved, hopefully, I need to find out about hotels again. Someone posted a list of hotels that were recommended.  I'm not sure where I saw it, here or on Facebook.  At this time I'm not sure of his PIR date, should know more on Monday.  I'm just nervous that if it's going to be the first week of July I won't be able to get a hotel room.

Added by mcmomma on June 21, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

No good news

My son left for RTC on 6/15/2015 and unfortunately, I missed his "I'm here" one minute call.  Although, I am trying to hold it together, "the box" hasn't arrived and as a result, I don't have an address to write to him yet.  I shouldn't be anxious and I keep telling myself that no news is good news but in my head, I am wondering if his box has been lost in the mail.  I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about him and his wellbeing. When I had to leave my 23…


Added by Trae's Mother on June 21, 2015 at 1:17am — 2 Comments

Son Pulled From PIR son just called and said he may not graduate on 6/26/15 and he may be discharged.  He is now in the area for injured SR's.  Is there a phone number or something where I can call him?  I thought I saw something about that before but can't find it now.  Thank you

Added by mcmomma on June 19, 2015 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

Updated P.I.R. information checklist **CELL PHONES AT RTC **

** UPDATE 6/12/15 ** Sailors who graduated and are now holdovers at RTC (HOLD OVER SHIP 5) are allowed to bring their cell phones back on Friday night after Graduation. This HAS BEEN CONFIRMED OFFICIALLY.

Welcome to our new Navy Family. Please take the time and read this document. It will be a life saver for you while you are here for the Navy Boot Camp Graduation. 

Please check the EVENTS tab and RSVP for the meet and greet for the week you are coming here for…


Added by OldSarge on June 17, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Well my son headed out to Boise so he can fly out to Chicago today for boot camp very sad for him to say good bye to his little brothers and very quiet at my house . this is so hard . but I'm very pr…

Well my son headed out to Boise so he can fly out to Chicago today for boot camp very sad for him to say good bye to his little brothers and very quiet at my house . this is so hard . but I'm very proud all at the same time Continue

Added by mom5 on June 16, 2015 at 8:18pm — 4 Comments

RTC fb page

Hello ladies... Im trying to find the page so I can look up stuff... Please help thank you

Added by Stacey on June 14, 2015 at 11:50pm — 4 Comments

I got my first phone call since the scripted call.. please help

I was so sad... My husband called and some how my phone was on silent so he left messages and sounded so sad I didn't answer I felt terrible he then called again and I was able to talk to him for about a minute! When will I get another call???? I miss him so much! :( also he said he was out of minutes on his phone card do any of you know if I can send him another one??? Also I got the packet that says his address and graduation date. Should I book plan tickets now???? Tia

Added by Stacey on June 14, 2015 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

Quarter Master

Can anyone give me experiences in training for Quartermaster? What is in store?

Added by Nancy R on June 14, 2015 at 9:05am — 4 Comments

Husband graduating July 31st from basic

Any other ladies here have sailors graduating then??? I have never been so excited to receive a piece of mail before lol. I already booked our hotel lol did it for a weekend just in case. Now looked at flights and holy moly prices are insane for my daughter and I lol.

Added by Stacey on June 13, 2015 at 6:43pm — 5 Comments

Leaving for boot camp earlier than expected

My son was on DEP for a possible August no later than December recruitment and received a call yesterday that since someone failed the background, he leaves in 6 days! Needless to say, he is a bit unprepared. I am scared with that the amount of info he needs to memorize and loose ends he needs to tie up, that he will have a problem. He scored so high in his testing, we were sure he would be so well prepared. All of a sudden, we are both having anxiety attacks! Any words of encouragement would… Continue

Added by Beachnuts on June 12, 2015 at 7:58pm — 3 Comments

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Wonderful site

Added by me2u on June 11, 2015 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

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