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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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in March

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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in March

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

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 577
Latest Activity: Mar 19

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

If you have March 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 March, ...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."

Discussion Forum

My son leaves March 5th for boot camp

Started by Sunshyne3. Last reply by Samantha Mar 16. 5 Replies

Left 3/26/18 Haven't received form letter

Started by Navymom. Last reply by Phoenixmom Apr 13, 2018. 1 Reply

Husband leaves for boot-camp 03/29/17

Started by navy4khays. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 9, 2018. 11 Replies

Sandbox

Started by Army/Navy. Last reply by ProudMammaC Apr 3, 2018. 3 Replies

Feeling anxious

Started by Angella. Last reply by Angella Mar 29, 2018. 7 Replies

Boyfriend left 15th March, Ship 14 DIV 182

Started by Maddy Pope. Last reply by Nikki. Dec 12, 2017. 5 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 19, 2020 at 2:48pm

Good Morning All - March is right around the corner.  Be sure you and your SR are getting ready now!

**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 Missing my only on January 26, 2020 at 10:14pm
Yes. I know how you feel. I'm already having sleepless nights. I will miss him dearly. I'm wishing the best for your son as well!
Comment by Socalmomto3 on January 26, 2020 at 10:02pm

My son leaves early March 2020. Beyond proud but heartbroken for him to be gone at the same time. 

Comment by Missing my only on January 5, 2020 at 8:26pm
Hello my son is leaving for bootcamp in March 2020. Is there anyone else who's son or daughter leaving during this time? I'm just trying to connect with someone.
Thanks
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 25, 2019 at 11:57am

March is just 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 December 28, 2018 at 1:35am

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for..., and to start discussing some of the things there with your future Sailor such as how to handle bad news and who will get the tickets for PIR.... 

If you have not yet joined Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones), now is a good time to do so and to begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) starting with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (some of you have changes that you need to make--at least change 3) and then go on to Arrival and What Happens at the RTC. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 2:02pm

You know truthfully I expected the Recruiters Office to speak to me on that behalf, and my son to inform me what he was signing, he didnt sign any forms in front of me at all. This being the first time for me, I didnt know. then helping out on BCM I come to realize there was alot I should have known. They did ask if I had any questions but how was I suppose to ask if I didnt know. I know they had received info from My sons High school and the years he was in ROTC. and then at the time my Son was having problems with one of his Instructors because he signed up Navy and not Army or Marines. That I had a problem with, but the Recruiters office asked me not to say nothing because he was being a pushover. so I didnt I waited until my Son Graduated since he was enlisted already and I gave him a peice of my mind and reported him to the office. Everyone in my Son's class asked him why is he throwing you under the bus and doing that, my Son said he's mad but My son didnt let it affect him in no way and it made that Drill Instructor more mad. Crazy Hu!

Comment by Kbpoohbear on April 12, 2018 at 1:41pm
Our kids left the same time. Now I can resume the stalking.
Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 1:34pm

 rrmrm LOL! you know when I went thru this with my son I never knew anything about all of this, I just waited patiently, I have karned so much being on this site. I guess I'm old school but I never knew anything about the paperwork my son took care of everything and didnt talk to me about anything. the only thing he told me was that I was his benificuary (go Figure) I was so blindsided, oh and what it was he was going to be. other than that I knew nothing, now that I know there is more to it, I feel so Dumb. But he has done good by taking care of everything I havent come acroos any problems but I am ready for him when he comes visits to get my POA'S done.

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 1:16pm

rrmrm that is awesome News, but the anxiety of waiting till you get home, completely understandable!

 

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