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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required

**UPDATE 8/15/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS BACK IN EFFECT.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Navy Speak

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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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DEP-Leavin' for Boot Camp in January

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DEP-Leavin' for Boot Camp in January

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for Boot Camp in January. I will leave the year open so that any future DEPpers leaving in the month of January of any year can join.Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions!

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 632
Latest Activity: Jul 21

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

If you have January 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 January, ...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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Comment by momoffour(Ship 11 div 119) on December 16, 2009 at 8:24pm
My son leaves on Jan 19th. He is leaving from our home in NC on the 5th to St Louis where he signed up. He is leaving a coupe weeks early to prepare for a test he will take the first few days into BC? Anyway I am trying to make him go through his entire room to pack the items away that we will keep until who know when, what he wants sent right away to CTN in florida and things to send later. Combine that with the holidays and me getting teary eyed over the mention of him leaving, what a mess!! Not to mention, he wants nothing for Christmas because he can not think of anything he would need!!
Comment by Arwen on December 2, 2009 at 8:58pm
I guess I have to drop out of this group too. Chris' ship date got moved up AGAIN to Dec. 16. Wow, from one-and-a-half months to wait to one-and-a-half weeks!

Good luck ladies, keep your chins up. Fair winds and following seas to your sailors!
Comment by Arwen on November 29, 2009 at 7:57pm
53 days and counting... Whew! It's too far away still. This is sooo exciting. Chris is almost there!

What kind of preparations are all of you making? Right now we're making the hard decisions on holiday gifts, stuff he can use while in the Navy only. Soon we'll start going through all of his stuff. We're going to pre-box the stuff he wants to store away for later, stuff he will want at his A school, stuff he will want at his duty station, and a whole lot for donations or yard sales.

He and his siblings are bickering over who gets what game systems and games. This should be a fun battle, especially because his younger brother leaves for college this summer, so he can't take much either. Which leaves little sister (age 12) to inherit most of the stuff.
Comment by Arwen on November 24, 2009 at 11:32pm
Hi, I'm Arwen. My son Chris ships out on January 21 from Portland, Oregon MEPS. It was March 21, but he put a request in for his date to be moved up, and he got word today of his new ship date.

We live in a tiny coastal town far, far from anywhere and anything, but we're newcomers. In the last 10 years we lived in the Denver and San Francisco suburbs. Chris will be glad to get back to civilization.

Chris signed on as an IT and gets to keep the job despite the date changes. Right now he's working on his fitness and his PQS stuff, but he has no job (16% unemployment in our area - chances of getting a temp job are slim and none) and he flunked out of college for lack of focus. So he's bored silly waiting for his ship date.

I'm a Navy vet myself (HT/DC), as is my husband (nuke MM submarines). I have a combination of experience/knowledge, much of which is outdated, but I'm also a research queen so I have a lot of new info too.
 

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