This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Beglish's discussion 'sightseeing in Charleston' in the group NUKE moms
7 hours ago

Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

N4M Merchandise


Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress.

Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

Badge

Loading…
I know we are all busy and writing a long letter can sometimes take
longer then we want it to so i thought compiling a list of some fun
things you can print and send to your sailor would be a good thing.

Comic strips. easy to print and slip in an envelope.
Fav TV show synopsis. my son has 2 favorite shows, the day after the
show airs, you can print off the text for that episode and mail it to
them! A nice 2 or 3 minute distraction!
Jokes. there are a lot of funny military jokes on the internet you can
print and mail. Be careful to not include any  jokes that are sexual in
nature, or that might offend ANYONE.
Internet news clips.  print off stories about your town or something
they would like to hear about. IE. if your sailor is a huge baseball
fan, send them info about their team. easy to print off also.


that's all i got for now, please add to the list!

(As far as i know, these are all items that recruits can receive, if i
am mistaken, please post correction!)

Carrie

Views: 1757

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I used to add pics to my letters....adding as in printing them on the letter itself....
All those are great ideas.....did a lot of that sorta thing too....
All very good ideas....just remember that they have very little storage space so don't send anything too bulky.
You are nice--we were cruel--we went to Taco Bell and got a clean unused food wrapper and put it in one of our letters. But yes, I did all the above too.
That is too funny!
I always sent the Cubs scores, i know he like that.
Well this isnt something to send but not send and that are postcards! lol My daughters Gma sent her one that read "DONT MESS WITH TEXAS" (being a proud Texan) with the usual sentiments on the reverse side saying how proud of her we are. She received it just fine but her chief decided it was one to share with everyone at mail call. Need I say how embarrased she was and her next call was pleading to tell gma NO MORE POST CARDS please. Not to mention she had to deal with a new nick name besides shory, tiny and others because she was the smallest one in her division. I found it amusing but she didnt at all. I still laugh when I think back.
When our son was in boot camp (just a few weeks ago) we sent him clippings of all of his favorite sports. Not only did he enjoy them, he was able to share them with his shipmates. He said one of his favorite times of the day was mail call because when he saw the manila envelope from home he knew there would be something in there to catch up on.
I've sent 2 that were 8 x 10. Of course i haven't heard yet if he actually got them, but they have not come back to me either..?
Something else we found somewhere on this wonderfully, helpful site that I thought was neat, was screen prints of their facebook page. Tell all their friends to keep posting and sending encouraging notes, then print them off and send them to your recruit.
In one of my letters, I included an extra letter from his fish! Something from the dog or cat would work too....
I have found out that the recruits get mail monday thru friday ( not like it use to be years ago) so i have decided to send a letter every day if i can. a few more things i have come up with...

the entire sunday comics page.
Origami figures ( can he guess what it is?)
just a few more to add to the list!
printing his facebook page is awesome! I will have to see about doing that!
for deployments thats great, but don't send these things in boot camp!

RSS

© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service