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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!

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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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Received the from letter today!

So happy, we received the form letter today!!! Now I can mail my sons Birthday card and all the letters we’ve written!!! He was able to write a quick note on the back of the form letter!! Feeling happy that he is where he wants to be, working towards his future!!

Added by Cate on February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

"A" School Mom

Hello All!  New to this blog!  Son is in VA for his A School.  So happy that he has his phone so I can send him text saying hi or that I love him. LOL!   So nice to get those phone calls from him when he has a few minutes to chat!  I'm really hoping when he's done with w A school that he'll be able to come home before reporting in April 1st at his home base.  Fingers crossed!

Have a super day and I'm thankful to be part of this group :)

Added by ScentsyGal on February 19, 2019 at 10:38am — No Comments

Today !

Picked up the mail today and today I received the form letter! Think her box came in today too. Now I can breathe a little easier. I know she still has a ways to go, but being able to write her makes it all a little easier. Knowing she made the first run is a weight off me. So now I can start looking at planning the trip for PIR. As soon as I get the form letter filled out. 

Added by bkm4 on February 18, 2019 at 11:42pm — No Comments

New member

I am thankful for finding this website. Our only child, my son started his boot camp on 1/29 and today  marks 2 weeks. It has been a long two weeks and I have not received any communication yet. I am hoping this week we will get a letter. Is there a specific day they are allowed to make their calls.  I got the call when he arrived and received his box of personal items but nothing more.  Thanks

Added by Cynthia on February 12, 2019 at 11:09am — 2 Comments


So she is back at boot camp! She arrived on Friday (weather held them up). So just waiting patiently to not hear anything until we get the form letter. Hoping all goes well for her this time. I think she will be a little more confident this time. She has already been through that first week once, she KNOWS she can do the run with time to spare. Her confidence should be better this time around at least. So now I will wait......

Added by bkm4 on February 6, 2019 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

Finally heard from my Sailor--YAY!!

My Husband left 1/8/19 and after a long 2 1/2 weeks my husband finally got to call home, and I even got my first letter today!! This is the hardest thing I've had to experience, being 8 months pregnant, living on my own for the first time and not having any contact with my husband, but the 10 minutes we got to talk made up for it all! He is doing so good, which is such a relief, he is even in charge of 10 guys in his division! He said getting mail is the best part of the day, but that they…


Added by Destiny443 on January 26, 2019 at 10:48pm — 14 Comments

HOLD days and Baseline PFA

If I understand it correctly, HOLD days are Saturday and does that impact the baseline PFA?  Do those two days count as the five days from arrival or not?  My son left Tuesday, arrived Wednesday early morning, so does he do his baseline PFA on Sunday or Tuesday?  I'm just trying to figure out when I can expect to hear from my baby.


Added by SolRunner on January 25, 2019 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

In the dark

Our daughter left over 3 weeks ago (1/2/19) . We have not received a phone call (except the night she got in and all we heard was HELLO and the call disconnected) ,  the form letter, or any letters. I read the FORM letter information and now am wondering if she's not passing the run. Is this common? The recruiter said she can't access her info in the system. Now I realize they can't give us the info. How much longer could it take?

Added by Madeline on January 25, 2019 at 3:28pm — 5 Comments

New Navy Wife

Hi All, 

     My husband arrived at boot camp on 1-8-19. We are expecting our first child 3-16-19, a sweet little girl we plan on naming Emmalynn. Since he left I received his box of clothes but nothing else, no letter, I don't even have his address so I can't send letters. I wish I knew how he was doing, it is so hard!! How do you moms/spouses do it? I found this site in hopes of not feeling so alone in this new lifestyle! 


Added by Destiny443 on January 19, 2019 at 9:05pm — 5 Comments

Form Letter

Hello All,

My son's PIR was pushed back to March 01, 2019.  He gave me his division # and PIR date, however I did not get his Ship#, in order to get proper address.  Will that be provided in the form letter and how long before I receive that letter.  I spoke to my son on January 03, 2019.  Any info would greatly be appreciated!  Thanks

Added by beaufort71 on January 17, 2019 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

American redcross

Does anyone know if we all receive a letter from them ? I haven’t heard from my daughter since she arrived at BC and I’m worried but hopefully everything is ok and we all receive it. Division 130 ship 7

Added by Sailormom2SMC on January 17, 2019 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Feeling nervous

I received her box today. She messed the address up twice and wrote her phone number on the box instead of mine. I can only imagine she must have been very scared and stressed as she was writing that. But it does name me wonder if I will receive any of her letters in the future. Guess I’ll just go do her dirty laundry for now.

Added by MJ on January 14, 2019 at 11:27am — 6 Comments


Hi! I've been posting so much more because I can't inbox anyone LOL also because its getting closer to my recruit's PIR date and as I learn things I like to give back to everyone else. This site has been amazing! I joined right after she enlisted and as it gets closer it gets even more amazing! I tried everything to get my inbox to work but I can't. I also can't comment back on your page? lol I thought maybe it was because you were private but then you commented on mine so idk, I hope you see… Continue

Added by Amanda on January 10, 2019 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Baby girl arrived at boot camp on 01/07/19

⚓️Sailormom2SMC ⚓️

Added by Sailormom2SMC on January 9, 2019 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Help Please Admins

Hi! I cannot reply or send emails anymore :( I can create comments, create blogs, and receive emails but can't write back. Any idea why? Thanks in advance!

Added by Amanda on December 28, 2018 at 4:41pm — 14 Comments

Son arrived at boot camp Dec. 13

My youngest son arrived at boot camp on Dec. 13 I thought it would be easier for me since I already have a son in the Navy, but it is still hard going through this process.

Added by M and J's mom77 on December 26, 2018 at 8:10pm — 40 Comments

Christmas at Boot Camp

Hi there!  Merry Christmas to everyone!

My son entered Boot Camp on November 22.  He is in division 083.  I had hoped for a call at Christmas, but alas, did not get one.  It's not like it was promised or anything, I just miss him and had hoped for one.

So, what did they do on Christmas at Boot Camp?  I can't seem to find much.   I don't think he is far enough along to be part of the Adopt-A-Sailor group.  Did they have a full/regular day?  Did he get or do anything special? …


Added by Melissa on December 26, 2018 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Nervous Mom

So my daughter started camp in Oct and was just  pushed  to the FIT division as she hurt her knee on her final PT run and was not able to finish..Has anyone been through this. She did call to let me know she would not graduate this week and that the x-rays would come back today.. 

I am not sure if or who I can reach to find out what the results are and when she  will be able to retest. They only allowed her less than  5 mins to call and of  course was in tears the whole…


Added by FLGtrGrl on December 10, 2018 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

Missed First Phone Call

So my son finally got to call me...I was at work and missed his call. I was so upset the rest of my shift....Looking forward to Graduation Jan 04

Added by Tamara Navy Mom NC on December 9, 2018 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments

Honoring those who served at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 7, 2018 at 9:14pm — No Comments

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