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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.  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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««


»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««

We ♥ helping you understand the Navy!

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Welcome to the
MEPS & DEP group...

We love helping deppers, recruits, sailors, and especially their families!!!

  • Don't understand the Navy?
  • Haven't a clue what is about to happen?
  • Do you just want to share your joys or sorrows?

Then this is the group for you!!!

We enjoy helping family member with all information or just to pass the time chatting.

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Discussion Forum

Completed MEPs now on to BC

Started by spomed. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 29. 18 Replies

New BC kids week of Jan 8 -12

Started by Missomd. Last reply by blackbirdmom Jan 22. 4 Replies

Letters to kids in BC

Started by Missomd. Last reply by blackbirdmom Jan 18. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Phoenixmom on April 19, 2018 at 10:48am

here is another site to get ready for the Leave to BC.

Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for...

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 19, 2018 at 10:47am

Navy recruits will have to pass a run test prior to boot camp start...January 2018.

according to this site the Navy is raising the bar, the navy at one point never had a standard like the Army, and Marines, Air force now trhey are implementing this. So for those that have Loved ones entering in please have them to look this over and start running and doing sit ups, push ups ,swimming also. if you can pass this beforehand then their should be no problems.

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 19, 2018 at 10:45am

will be posting some information, and for those that have a Loved One entering please read these site's with them. These are what the standards are and what needs to happen in order to Graduate BC. I am seeing to many struggling and alot of heartache with it. so please take the time and read.

If this helps any, here is info and I will put the site down,

To graduate boot camp, a sailor needs an overall category of "Good (Low)," which means their average in three events must be 60 points or greater.

Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Overview |

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 19, 2018 at 10:44am

The site below shows how they have to score in order to pass. I think this will give some insight on why many are having problems. and this site shows how many of each. good information.

Navy Boot Camp Graduation Standards – Navy Fitness

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 3:14pm

You are welcome, They should be able to give you answers. Good Luck!

Comment by NavyMomFHAL18 on April 12, 2018 at 3:11pm

We will see what the recruiter says. Thanks Phoenixmom!

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 10:42am

Usually after MEPS they are bussed to the airport, so I would find out and see who can meet up with him and if you have to be there beforehand.

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 10:41am

Good Morning Ladies Welcome to Navy Moms, I would like to congratulate you on your Loved Ones.

NavyMomFHAL18 your Son should have that information if not call his recruiter for the time it usually is around 8:30 or 9 am. and you will need to see or get permission if they allow you to way at airport. some do some dont it jusr depends. but again Call his Recruiter and he should have all that info for you.

Comment by NavyMomFHAL18 on April 12, 2018 at 10:36am

My son will be arriving at MEPS on Sunday and flying to BC on Monday. I will not be able to make it to MEPS for the swearing in. His aunt lives in the same city as MEPS. I understand that they will probably not be given flight information until they get to MEPS, right? How can we find out the time for the swearing in? His aunt was hoping to see him off from the airport or go to the swearing in if possible, but I do not know how to get the information to give to her.

Comment by Son#2 on April 8, 2018 at 7:38am

hello all!!

Good day to all and may God bless you with a peaceful and wonderful day!

pink--glad you got your call!!! good luck to your SR!


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