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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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.

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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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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

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»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««

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»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««

Welcome!
We ♥ helping you understand the Navy!

Members: 1587
Latest Activity: Aug 15

Welcome to the
MEPS & DEP group...

We love helping deppers, recruits, sailors, and especially their families!!!

  • Don't understand the Navy?
  • Haven't a clue what is about to happen?
  • Do you just want to share your joys or sorrows?

Then this is the group for you!!!

We enjoy helping family member with all information or just to pass the time chatting.

Glad you're with us!

It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. "The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits."

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Comment by Juliann on June 29, 2019 at 2:50pm
Need any advice! My son is hoping to leave in August with a buddy. He’s gone thru MEPS and did well in his ASVABS, but he was told he needs to come back and get re-weighed. He is underweight at 6’1” and 113 lbs. he’s muscular and works out but still very thin. It’s been a struggle!! (Totally foreign to my weight dilemmas). He’s drinking mass shakes and eating more but still having trouble. Anyone else have issues like this?
Comment by BrucesMom on June 28, 2019 at 3:36pm

Sorry I meant DEPS! Darn spellcheck!

Comment by BrucesMom on June 28, 2019 at 3:34pm

Hi All! New to the group! My son was sworn in Mar. He is currently “Hurry up and waiting now.” Could be any time July - Sept. My question is... He had 2 DEPA this month. I thought it would be once a month. Is their a reason for 2 or more? 

Comment by fxydawn on June 11, 2019 at 4:53pm

Hello everyone!  I am new to this website and group.  My son was cleared for MEPS and goes this Friday.  He just graduated from HS from a military academy and has basically been in their BC for the last 5 1/2 months..  What are the chances of him shipping from MEPS directly to BC?  He mentioned that he may be placed on DEPS but I'm not sure how all of this works.  Any insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Comment by Rubia84 on May 31, 2019 at 11:18am

Good Morning all...  I'm looking to connect with anyone who's future sailor started Day One BMT this past Tuesday...  

Comment by librarianmom on May 13, 2019 at 2:11pm

My son is leaving in July too!  He is super ready.  Graduation in just two weeks and then we will start working on his list to prepare for him leaving.  I am excited for him, but this is my second son to go, and I know what to expect.  It will be all the feelings coming up!    

Comment by WaterLily on May 13, 2019 at 2:05pm

Happy Monday to all fellow moms of future sailors!  My son's ship date is getting closer (early July) and I know it will be here in the blink of an eye.  Right now I'm just focusing on planning his HS graduation party and all of the other senior stuff we have to do.  My son is so ready to be done with HS and just move on to his next step.  I think he's running through all sorts of emotions right now but really won't talk much about it until we make him talk.  Anyone else out there with future sailors who will ship in the next couple months?  How are things going?

Comment by KariSoVery on April 29, 2019 at 2:32pm

Hi all! I’m brand new here! My son left for his first MEPS visit overnight this morning! 

Comment by Amanda on January 14, 2019 at 1:07pm

Hi, My daughter went to MEPS back in Nov., the doctors requested some additional tests for childhood asthma. I sent in her test results on 12/12 but we still haven't heard anything back, does anyone know how long this process usually takes? 

Comment by mk959801 on January 14, 2019 at 9:02am

My son is also a HS senior working through the MEPS process. It's a tedious process taking longer than I expected but hoping he'll contract soon.  He's hoping to ship late this summer as he's been looking forward to this for several years now.  

 
 
 

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