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!

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

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.

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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."

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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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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in Dec..I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of Dec of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 523
Latest Activity: Jan 8

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of December (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have December ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in December, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...
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Once your recruit has arrived at RTC, the next stop here is to join the group Boot Camp for Moms (and loved ones)  Hangout and ask questions in this group until your form letter arrives.

Within a week to ten days after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the Security Access Form. The Security Access form needs to be completed and sent back to your recruit ASAP. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets.

After you have received the form letter, join the group for your recruits PIR. There you can ask questions about PIR, training, hotels etc.Those groups will be posted in the Boot Camp for Mom's group.


Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

**It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. "The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits."

Discussion Forum

12/10/18

Started by pilots17. Last reply by rebecca Dec 20, 2018. 15 Replies

Graduation on 12/14

Started by Kay0602 Dec 4, 2018. 0 Replies

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You need to be a member of DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December to add comments!

Comment by Nola on January 8, 2019 at 1:52am

Does anyone have a son who’s in division 114 ship 06 who’s been nicknamed ‘Too Tall’? 

Comment by AlwaysBeeKind on January 3, 2019 at 12:56pm

So glad you got the letter!  We've been trying to be patient, but kind of hard through the holidays and no contact.  It's been super cold here in CO but blue sky, sunshine and warmer temps today, so hopefully that's a good sign. Happy Thursday!

Comment by ProudMom on January 2, 2019 at 12:30am

Yay!!!!! We received our form letter yesterday for all of those moms/families whose recruit started BC 12/17! Hang in there you should be receiving it!!!

Comment by lemonelephant on December 31, 2018 at 10:05pm

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across.

Comment by Lisa on December 31, 2018 at 4:09pm
Thank you M and J’s mom77!
Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 31, 2018 at 4:05pm

Lisa beatings mean they have to do alot of exercises. I had to ask my oldest son the same thing when i got a letter from my oldest, they should really call it something else makes you think their actuallly being beat on!

Comment by Lisa on December 31, 2018 at 3:52pm
Received my first actual letter from my son today. He said he was ok, passed his first PFA and swim test. So he is on track to graduate 01Feb19 as long as he stays on course. It was good to hear from him. He did say he wanted letters because he does get lonely sometimes. I sent one the 26th as soon as I received his form letter with address so I’m thinking he should have gotten it by now. Can anyone tell me what “beatings” are? I know it is not an actual beating but he said those were kind of tough and it may happen sometimes 3-4 times a day.
Comment by fneume05 on December 31, 2018 at 10:09am

Letter is on its way!  USPS Informed Delivery is great!  He is in Ship 14 Div 116 according to the return address.  What a happy day for the last day of 2018!

Comment by CCCA on December 29, 2018 at 11:02pm

BouyLou - Thank you for the info. That helps alleviate a little stress. We'll be flying into O'Hare and was planning on taking UBER to hotel. Maybe I'll consider renting a car. Thanks again!

Comment by CCCA on December 29, 2018 at 11:00pm

ProudMom - my son arrived at RTC 12/13/18. 

 

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