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!
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.
All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
"As stated,this is an old post. My sailor went to boot camp in 2014. He's my oldest grandson who I raised alone from the day after his 2nd birthday until the day he left for boot camp.
All I can say is thank goodness for the dog, lol. It's…"
"My youngest is leaving as well. Although dad is in our lives, he is at work a lot so I can feel where you are coming from but in a little bit of a different way. My two oldest just moved out of state so I have been a mess. No more babies here.…"
"Texasmom - welcome to our group! This post by Lady pendragon was back in early 2014 and I haven't seen her around here since so she may not respond. But that's ok 'cuz we are all here for you! Pop on over to the main…"
"Lady pendragon, wow. I Sooo feel Sooo much of what you shared. Perhaps we shud keep each other company. Ha. Wow. It is so encredibly bitter sweet isn't it. Our kids growing up, heading out to live their lives, becoming soldiers! ! But ooh the…"
"Hi Ladypendragon, I know some if what you are going through. My youngest who is also a twin has been in bootcamp since September 16th. And I got my first letter today! Hooray!! My wonderful SR. is doing great and I know your son will do wonderful in…"
"How are you today? My daughter leaves tomorrow...but goes to the hotel first tonight. I'm heart-sick...this was a decision she made fairly quickly and very uncharacteristic of her. I know she has to go to have an exciting life...I feel…"
"Hang in there LadyPendragon your sons excitement for his new life adventures will give you strength. My son is my baby and although I am still married I do feel extremely lost without my kids. They are my whole world. Don't get me wrong, I love…"
I'm so sorry you are having a tearful day. My son hasn't left yet and I find myself just boo-hooing at the thought of it. I know that I will be pulling all these scrapbooks I've made out and making many more…"
"I sometimes do not like the QUIET. Sometimes I do. The boy's friends still contact me or come visit occasionally. I try to find stuff to do, home improvement projects, sorting cleaning, donating stuff. I started to go to a new bible study and…"
It is now your duty to start taking care of yourself. It is always about the children when they are growing up. Once they are grown it becomes all about you. Our Navy Sailor was the last one out of the house and it…"
"Lady Pendragon, I can totally relate. Ever since my son (my only child) left for BC I have struggled with depression really bad. I think I have finally kicked that after it clicked in my brain that he is happy..................what more…"
"You will cry a lot, but everyone here understands and we all have been there, I cry less but still do. Here you will find other people who are all, pardon the pun, in the same boat. Read, Post, share, support others, glean info that you will need,…"
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!