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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.

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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



Added by NAVYMOMK on December 5, 2018 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

New to this...

My daughter left and reported on November 13 and we got her phone call that she was safe and sound on November 14th.

I haven't heard from her since.  I have no idea what to expect and when she might call again.  Haven't got her address to send things to her, letters.  She did say it might be a while though.  

We did get her box back a week later with all her stuff.

I am at a loss... can anyone help with what I can expect or when I might get to talk to her?

Added by Tami on November 28, 2018 at 2:12pm — 13 Comments

Remember Highschool Football Stadium Seats?

I am so glad I haven’t donated or disposed of the stadium seats I used for highschool and college games.  Packing three for trip to PIR.  Yes...taking 2 extra for my SR’s father and aunt.  

Have spoken with with my son 3 times today.  He warned me about the bleachers at PIR and be prepared to walk a lot.  I’m very practical.  I may near my muck boots for the track to the graduation the put on my nicer shoes once I arrive.  Maybe I will purchase a clear vinyl bag to carry them…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 22, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Confusion about graduation from boot camp policies

I receive many request about graduation procedures and policies. Please see my survival guide at It is always updated when changes occur.

Added by OldSarge on November 19, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Missed His zphone Call

havent heard a peep from him and he finally calls.  By the time I pick up the phone he’s gone.  I receive one phone call and I conference the ex’s family in so everyone can talk.i find his picture on the recruit website and I send to ex’s family.  This morning no one could reciprocate my kindnesses.  I’m tired.  Someone please claim me to sit with and enjoy graduation.  I just don’t think I have it in me to have to deal with them for two days on my own.  God would get me through if I have…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 18, 2018 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

I Finally Had A Glimpse Of My Son!!!!

U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command blessed me with a glimpse of my son marching in the snow with his ship mates.  He looks great!!!!!  He looks confident and proud!!!!  I cried like a baby.  I am still planning to knock him on the back of his head like Gibbs does DeNozo on NCIS because I have not received ONE letter.  I have been a worried mother hen only to find out he is doing great!!!!  I took a screen shot and forwarded it to everyone I know.  The happy smirk was there.  It will be such…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 15, 2018 at 6:01pm — 4 Comments

First phone call

Finally heard from my son this morning. They just allowed an hour of phone calls. Since after the 5 vaccinations were given, he’s been suffering cold and congested and he sounds awful on the phone and not taking any medication for it. Thank God, no fever. My son was chosen as a Port Leader in his division. Being a division leader, he's the first to wake up and the last one to go to bed. So he's sleep and rest deprived.  Poor baby. His…


Added by Manay24 on November 10, 2018 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

Pensacola A-School - room items

Hi everyone-

Newbie mom to a Boot Camp graduate, now in Pensacola for A-School.  He has asked us to send him his laptop, smart tv, and xbox, but at the same time is complaining about the WiFI in his room.  Can anyone tell me or give me advice as to what the procedure is there for internet/WiFi in their rooms? Does he purchase something from them?

Any help and guidance is greatly appreciated...

Added by mamabear3 on October 31, 2018 at 11:34am — 4 Comments

Letters Home

My boyfriend has been at boot camp since 10/18 when can I expect to get a letter/ graduation information from him?

Added by Sailor_lover on October 28, 2018 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments

moms of kids on USS MILIUS IN YOKOSUKA

Like to talk with moms who have experience about sending care packages and holiday

Added by Gmachris on October 25, 2018 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

New Navy Mom

What a treat to get a 3 page letter from my Son.  Its actually the first letter I have ever recieved from him. To know that he is doing well and truly stepping up to be a leader.  This experience is one of the best.. I am so looking forward to getting more letters from him to hear how his adventure is going. Knowing that he is learning new skills and truly becoming the man I know him to be.

Added by Maridee26 on October 25, 2018 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Letters are coming!

My family received letters from my son yesterday so I was very excited to get home from work to get his letter, only to be saddened that my mail box was empty. The one thing I’ve learned from this new experience is patience. Hopefully something arrives today!  The good thing is I got his address and immediately sent out a card with a short note. I use SENDOUTCARDS. So easy!  I will be using SANDBOXX for my longer letters. My sons PIR is 11/30. I can’t wait to give him the biggest hug!

Added by Bluemama2 on October 19, 2018 at 12:26pm — 12 Comments

Daughter-in-law in Japan pregnant and son on deployment

Looking for advice for my daughter-in-law.   She is about 6 weeks pregnant and has polycystic ovary syndrome .  She is spotting and may have a miscarriage.  She is all alone there.  They just arrived in September.  My son left on deployment and will be back early December.  She is so stressed and I want to help her but feel helpless.   She is an optometrist from the Phillipines and made friends with a Phillipino spouse; but doesn't want to bother them all the time because they both work and…


Added by Sheryl30 on October 19, 2018 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

Missing my SR

I am having a hard night missing my boy. My heart hurts like nothing I have ever felt before. I know he is there but the no contact is killing me! I just want to hear him say he is okay! His pir is nov 21st.

Added by Mary on October 17, 2018 at 10:49pm — 5 Comments

He's In The Navy Now

Reading over the information from this site I had an epiphany.  An epiphany that caused tears to flow.  (I didn't think I had any more tears left.)

My son is in the Navy now and the Navy has my son.  I could go up to the base and ask to see my son.  I would be kindly yet firmly turned away even though MY son is behind that gate somewhere. The epiphany that I will be able to see my son at the invitation of the United States Navy and AFTER a background check.  OK...that makes me laugh.…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on October 17, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Oct 3

No letter yet! Went in for Operation Spec. Miss my daughter.

Added by Jte1 on October 16, 2018 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Looking for division 016 mom's my daughter graduation is November 16

Looking for division 016 families

Added by Dorene on October 14, 2018 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments


I’m so happy today I got a letter in the mail from my recruit!! I sent out two letters today hopefully he gets them soon! 5 weeks left till I see him!!!

Added by NavyGfJackie on October 9, 2018 at 8:06pm — 7 Comments

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