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."

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**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.

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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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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in February

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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in February

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in February.I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of February of any year can join.Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 559
Latest Activity: Mar 9

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of February (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have February ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in February, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...
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Things to do in the last month before your future sailor leaves (Click on the link.)

Once your recruit has arrived at RTC, the next stop here is to join the group Boot Camp for Moms (and loved ones)  Hangout and ask questions in this group until your form letter arrives.

***New news just out today (9/25/19) from the US Navy Recruit Training Command FaceBook page:
Attention families and friends of RTC: Previously, upon arrival to boot camp, recruits would box up their civilian belongings and ship it to their choice of destination. Our new procedure now has those boxes being stored locally and will be returned to the recruits the day before graduation. The new procedure went into effect this week beginning with Div. 409 in Training Group 52.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the Security Access Form. The Security Access form needs to be completed and sent back to your recruit ASAP. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets.

After you have received the form letter, join the group for your recruits PIR. There you can ask questions about PIR, training, hotels etc.Those groups will be posted in the Boot Camp for Mom's group.


Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

**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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You need to be a member of DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in February to add comments!

Comment by proudnavymom330NJT on March 9, 2020 at 8:36am

Received Form Letter Ship 3 Div 160 Graduation 4/24 anyone else?  

Comment by Natasha's MoM-E on February 29, 2020 at 9:27pm

My daughter left for bootcamp on February 19, 2020. Anyone here had their loved one leave the same day? I think I should here from her this week since it will be week 2. I'm so anxious to here from her.

Comment by Louisa J on February 28, 2020 at 7:27pm

My daughter left 02/26.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 6, 2020 at 8:18pm

MomforBlue and WashingtonMom - be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page!

Hang in there!

Comment by MomforBlue on February 6, 2020 at 7:42pm

We are down to the last 5 days with our son. We are dropping him off on 2/11, plan to have dinner with him and see his swearing in on 2/12....and the he's off!

I am excited for him and a little nervous. I'm sure it will all hit me next week!

The count down begins

Comment by WashingtonMom on February 4, 2020 at 1:39pm

My son just left yesterday.  I think we are all a little shell shocked also.

Comment by Seaside on January 17, 2020 at 8:21am

Just found out yesterday that our son will be leaving February 3rd instead of March 17th, still a little shell shocked and trying to embrace the journey and prepare. Our time line just got drastically reduced and feeling extremely overwhelmed, this is brand new to us...help!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 25, 2019 at 11:52am

February is right around the corner - be sure your future Sailor is prepared.

**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."

Comment by lemonelephant on March 13, 2019 at 11:26pm

SDnavymom, you are within the window to receive the form letter any day now. The window is 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC.

Comment by SDnavymom on March 13, 2019 at 2:55pm

Two weeks today...still no letter, but I keep checking! Praying for him every morning: for strength, stamina, joy in his work, freedom from illness or injury, and favor with his fellow recruits and leaders. No news is good news, I know. Watched a PIR last Friday and cried at the end when all the family members flooded the floor and hugged their sailors. So excited to see him again, to see the transformation, the pride, the feeling of accomplishment, the energy!

 

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