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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...and visit - America's Navy and to learn more.

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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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in September


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in September

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

Members: 538
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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


Started by MystiWV. Last reply by MystiWV on Thursday. 6 Replies

Son leaves 9/17/2018

Started by Smoothsailing. Last reply by Smoothsailing May 4. 4 Replies

My son leaves 9/26/2017

Started by Seahawk. Last reply by Lynnie Oct 3, 2017. 26 Replies

Leaving 9/20?

Started by Teachermomto2. Last reply by dtown2005 Oct 3, 2017. 14 Replies

It is here!

Started by Seahawk. Last reply by Seahawk Sep 27, 2017. 4 Replies

son leaves for bootcamp Sept 5, 2017

Started by beachplease. Last reply by musicteachermom Sep 20, 2017. 19 Replies

Got the official letter today.

Started by Jen. Last reply by Sdsmom Sep 17, 2017. 5 Replies

Graduate a week early

Started by LacyFuFu. Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 11, 2017. 6 Replies

Comment Wall


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

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 4, 2018 at 2:32pm

Folks I am going to be posting some sites for those that are new as your Loved one. the Standards have changed as far as PFA. I will put the site down so you can read up on what is tested and what will happen if failed, this is something that needs to be read and understood from both the Parent and your Loved One before they enter into BC. So Many are not passing and this requirement needs to be passed in order to go on with BC. It is very Heartbreaking for the parent/s when this is happening but also a devestated feeling for our Loved Ones. I believe this should be started in a Recruiters Office but I cannot say that it is or isnt being done. So Please if you have a Loved One coming into BC soon get them to start running and meeting the standard not only that they have to swim and be able to pass the three tests, and the prone float is one test so have them start practicing. Push ups, curl ups, sit ups they have to do so many in a matter of 2 min.

See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information.

Comment by Phoenixmom on June 1, 2018 at 10:14am

Welcome jcmom, and Congrats to your Son. I will leave a few sites for you and your Son to read. The standards have change so he needs to know what he is up against.

Comment by jcmom on May 31, 2018 at 7:58pm

Son is leaving of BC Sept. 10

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 3, 2018 at 6:18pm

For those who's Loved One has just recently went in to BC these links will explain what they will be learning as far as classes. So what to expect. and how to prepare. this site has much needed info scroll ot the top you will see recruits, Graduation,FAQ questions and answers.

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 3, 2018 at 6:16pm

For the New ones coming to BC here is info on what not to bring to Boot Camp.


Comment by lemonelephant on April 16, 2018 at 11:32pm

It's not too early to 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 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 Phoenixmom on September 29, 2017 at 5:02pm

Ladies wanted to let you all know that there is a way that you can have your home phone calls be transferred to you cell phones. this is so that way you may never miss a call from your SR. It can be very disappointing if this were to ever happen, get with your home phone provider and ask for the code and punch it in to your home phone and add your cell phone number. Good Day Ladies.

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 29, 2017 at 10:51am

Good Morning Ladies Happy Friday!

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 28, 2017 at 7:32pm

Have a Good evening Ladies, if you have any questions I can try to help.

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 28, 2017 at 4:49pm

the return varies there is website

Sarge has alot of info including hotels taxi service, how to get to graduation, and about the 3 types of Graduates.


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