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.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

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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.


Michelle  (Craigs Mom)

DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in June


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in June

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

Members: 639
Latest Activity: 1 minute ago

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of June (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

Son shipped out today 6/13

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Kerri 30 minutes ago. 18 Replies

Shipping 6/21/18

Started by 3boysmom 39 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Anyone have someone shipping out on 6/12/18?

Started by HDragonfly42. Last reply by HDragonfly42 20 hours ago. 29 Replies

June 1st

Started by Jessica. Last reply by lemonelephant on Friday. 1 Reply

Got My Call!

Started by momofbailey. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 11. 17 Replies

Loved ones of Ship 02 Div 941

Started by Aweightomyheart. Last reply by Aweightomyheart Jul 26, 2017. 11 Replies

June 29 departure and no letter yet....

Started by TessaNator⚓️. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 24, 2017. 17 Replies

bf left june 29..advice?

Started by Kiki92. Last reply by Kiki92 Jul 23, 2017. 9 Replies

Comment Wall


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

Comment by Rubie 48 minutes ago
Hello my name is Rubie and my fittest born just went to Boot camp today. I received the script I made it okay call. It made my night but now what am I to wait for. I already wrote one letter tonight even though he just left today. And it may sound crazy I know, but just like many mothers and fathers. I already miss my kid like crazy.
Comment by lemonelephant on June 14, 2018 at 8:38pm

Here are the current PIR groups for the June shippers: 

PIR: July 27, 2018 TG 38 - 10 Divisions (291-298. 819, and 938) 

PIR: August 03, 2018 TG 39 - 7 Divisions (299-304 and 939) 

Click on the date of your recruit’s PIR and join the group to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit. 

Additional groups will be added as loved ones receive  The Form Letter and/or divisions are posted for the PIR dates in

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 12, 2018 at 2:41pm

For those that are just beginning this breaks it down from when they get there and P-days this was my go to when my Son had left, this showed me what exactly what was going to happen when he arrived. you can find this under,

Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies

Boot_Camp_Processing_Days_P_days.pdf   (71 pages)

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 12, 2018 at 11:06am

HDragonfly42 Welcome to Navy Moms, there is much information, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. I help out on Boot Camp Moms so please come join. And Congratulations on your SR. (Seaman Recruit)

Comment by HDragonfly42 on June 11, 2018 at 8:45am

My son leaves for BC tomorrow 6/12/18.  Anyone else have someone shipping out then?

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 9, 2018 at 8:06pm

J4bber thats great you received the box, I cried not tear up, I missed my Son So bad I felt I was mourning. No one could say anything that could make it better. But you are on the next step which is the next step. Just remember you are not alone.

Comment by J4bber on June 8, 2018 at 7:01pm

Got my son's box today. I teared up a little. Now just waiting on the letter. Can't wait to find out how he is doing and be able to write him.

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 7, 2018 at 3:36pm

Welcome Folks Glad to have you along, you can also find info on Boot Camp Moms, just let it be known what kind of info you may be needing or where to find and someone will assist.

Comment by J4bber on June 7, 2018 at 12:17pm

My son left 6/5/18. 

Comment by Jeff on June 6, 2018 at 11:52am

My son left 6/4/18, in RTC now any body else with someone in boot now, just starting?


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