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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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 October

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DEP - Leavin' for bootcamp in October

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

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 491
Latest Activity: Oct 1

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

If you have October 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 October, ...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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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

BC began OCT 9

Started by potterycat. Last reply by potterycat Oct 15, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi, Anyone else have a son or daughter begin BC October 9th?  I'm going nuts not talking to my girl.  I am writing her everyday.  I just got her address so I'm thinking about sending the letters so…Continue

OUR questions

Started by Cheryl. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 16, 2018. 15 Replies

My daughter's boyfriend and I will be staying at a nearby hotel. They offer a free shuttle service to the graduation. Does the shuttle actually go all the way to graduation site? Also anyone know how…Continue

My son left October 1st

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Cindy Nov 9, 2018. 2 Replies

My youngsters son October 1st. Its really quite around the house. I miss him so.

My son left Oct. 16th

Started by Hollie. Last reply by Tammy_Girl Nov 2, 2018. 6 Replies

Anyone else have someone who left same day??

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 1, 2020 at 4:45pm

Here's the link to the October 2020 PIR group:

PIR OCTOBER 2020

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 20, 2020 at 1:47pm

If you have a son or daughter that is leaving for boot camp soon please sit down with them and have a real good talk about what to expect.  Since Covid has hit things have really been all over the place - they get put in quarantine, they get out of quarantine, they get put back in quarantine.  A normal 8 week boot camp can drag on much longer and it can take a huge mental toll on them.  It's important that they understand THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY!  They need to be physically strong but more importantly they need to be MENTALLY STRONG!  Let them know that they probably won't even get a letter from home until they are at least HALF WAY through boot camp.  NO you haven't forgotten about them - it just takes that long for them to train someone in the mail room so they can get their mail.  The first couple of weeks they may question their decision to join - and that's normal!  But they need to be strong.  This is just the beginning of their Navy career and they need to learn to be FLEXIBLE.  Remind them they are STRONG and THEY CAN DO THIS.  Before they leave ask them HOW BAD DO YOU WANT THIS?

They've got this mom's and so do you!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 17, 2020 at 12:32pm

Welcome to all the new members - October is right around the corner!  How are you holding up?  Is your depper ready to go?  Do you have any questions?

**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."

Also, be sure you are in the boot camp group.  There's lots of good info posted there and BelovedByHim has a good blog with info regarding quarantine.  

Comment by jacksmom17 on August 31, 2020 at 7:23pm

My son is leaving October 5, 2020.  Any other moms have kids leaving then?  I would love to hear from you. 

Comment by VillageMum on May 10, 2020 at 1:15pm

Thank you for the heads up on that, I didn't know they could be asked to leave earlier.  It wouldn't be a bad thing once HS is finished.
I am cherishing every moment for sure, time flies...

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 8, 2020 at 10:56am

VillageMum - that's awesome that you are helping her out with her running!  And it will give you some nice quality time together before she leaves - cherish it!

Keep in mind they could ask her to leave earlier, but she does NOT have to go early (if she doesn't want to).

Be sure to take a look at the boot camp group too.  There's lots of good info there to help prepare.

Comment by VillageMum on May 8, 2020 at 9:14am

Hi B'sNukeMoM - thank you for the link!  I'm working on her :) as a runner myself I have her doing a HIIT routine 3 x week which includes a one mile run.  We're going to increase to 2 miles so that 1.5 feels like she's finishing early when she gets to RTC.  She has no interest in my long runs....yet.

High school graduation is this month, once that's complete she can really start to focus and work on everything she needs to.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 6, 2020 at 2:15pm

Hi VillageMum - Glad to hear a job opened up for your daughter and she is excited for it!

October 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 VillageMum on May 6, 2020 at 1:21pm

Hello!  My daughter has been waiting for a job to open up for her and just got word that one has, she's so excited.  Her new date to go to boot camp is Oct 6th 2020.
Anybody else out there with the same/similar date?

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 15, 2019 at 5:34pm

You are welcome Ma'am, I know how hard this can be. You just keep your head up, and know all will be fine. I was the same when my Son started, so I can relate to the Emotions you must have. Come join us at Boot camp for Moms, I help on there and anything I can help with you let me know or anyone for that matter.

 

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