This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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."

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 July


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July

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

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Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

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

If you have January 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 January, ...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...

About a week 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 password for parking at PIR. 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. Wait until their PIR date is posted to do so, and don't worry, you will still have plenty of time to get your traveling ducks in a row! =)

Next stop, Boot Camp Moms Group:
That is where and when permanent Groups for your PIR date and Divisions will be posted.

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

Discussion Forum

Approximate Graduation

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by lemonelephant on Tuesday. 20 Replies

Son leaving in July

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 5. 58 Replies

Hurry up and wait!

Started by schuylerc83 Jul 31, 2017. 0 Replies

The box..

Started by LoLo4 Jul 20, 2017. 0 Replies

My spouse has left the building! Lol

Started by lovemysailor07. Last reply by DNavyFamily Jul 19, 2017. 5 Replies

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

Comment by lemonelephant 4 hours ago

If your future Sailor has yet to ship, then check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for..., and to start discussing some of the things there with your future Sailor such as how to handle bad news and who will get the tickets for PIR....  

If you have not yet joined Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones), now is a good time to do so (especially if you have a recruit) and to begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) starting with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (some of you have changes that you need to make--at least change 3) and then go on to Arrival and What Happens at the RTC 

Comment by Hazel_04 on Sunday
Hi everyone! Im Hazel and my fiancée went to boot camp last July11. I miss her so much and groups like this make things more bearable. Its just hard not knowing how she is. We didn't get a call from her when she got to boot camp. Probably her phone's battery got drained already because it was already running low when she landed in O'hare airport
Comment by Future Sailor Mom on July 13, 2018 at 12:05am

My son left July 10. I'm so excited for him now but I was a wreck the last couple months! Only looking forward now. Thanks for having this outlet to share our experiences and offer assistance.

Comment by SPKeri on July 12, 2018 at 6:52pm
My son left yesterday(July 11). Just popping in to say hi and to see how many other sons left yesterday.
Comment by VFNDtoNavymom on July 12, 2018 at 12:12am
Hi my son arrived at BC on July 9th. I am from TX. This is all so new to me, but I am thankful to have a place I can go to that has answers to my questions.
Comment by Remy06 on July 10, 2018 at 10:31pm

Hi Everyone, I'm from MI and my son arrived at BC on July 3rd. I see that I'm not alone in that my son has been saying he was going to be an "army" guy since he was a little boy. He realized that dream and decided to join the Navy last year after speaking with a recruiter at his high school. I miss him like crazy, and am still trying to get used to this new normal. It's just so weird. Where the heck is my boy I think every single second! 

Comment by Kaitlin on July 9, 2018 at 8:44pm
Hi! I'm super new to the group. I'm from NH and my son actually shipped out this morning.
Comment by Beebop34 on July 7, 2018 at 8:57pm

Hi from WA. Our son leaves July 23. So thankful to find this group. Has been very helpful so far with advice and links.

Comment by Erica on July 5, 2018 at 2:09pm

Hi from NH!  we're at the 10 day mark (enlisted back in Aug '17) son has said this is what he's going to do since he was 4 so, it's not like I didn't have warning! ;-) still, I feel like we're not totally prepared...I'm usually really good with "go with the flow" but, all the unknown/not totally confirmed dates coming up are driving me batty!

Comment by BlackBevy on July 5, 2018 at 12:51pm

My daughter leaves on July 9th! She enlisted last June after completing her junior year of high school. I can't believe how soon Monday is!


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