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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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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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: 497
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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

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.

Comment by Donita on October 15, 2019 at 5:29pm
Thank you so much phoenixmom. I swear since she left I’ve been a mess. This info helps so much and the hugs almost made me cry. Thank you! (((Hugs))) back to you and thanks again.
Comment by Phoenixmom on October 15, 2019 at 5:21pm

Here is the site on when form letter arrives and PFA.

See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 15, 2019 at 5:20pm

Hi Donits you are still in between the 9-14 days for the form letter. on the 9th or 10th would of made her fifth business day her first PFA . stay calm your form letter will be on its way if all went well with her PFA. Best wishes and ((((Hugs))))) to you.

Comment by Donita on October 15, 2019 at 4:42pm
My daughter arrived at boot camp October 2nd. I haven’t received any mail from her yet.
Comment by Tammy_Girl on October 14, 2019 at 7:12pm

B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN, aww, how sweet.... congrats to your son and soon to be daughter-in-law.  Wow, 7 years.  At this point we are unsure if our son will make the Navy a career, or will he just do his contracted time.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 14, 2019 at 5:23pm

Tammy_Girl - my son shipped out 7 years ago this month!  He's out of the Navy now - using his GI Bill to finish his college degree.  He met a great girl (who also happened to be a nuke) and they are engaged to be married in July.

Comment by Tammy_Girl on October 9, 2019 at 8:37pm

Good luck to your son.  It was a year ago this month our son shipped out to Great Lakes.  Keep us updated.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 9, 2019 at 7:10pm

MrsDevilDoc - now you can "hurry up & wait" lol!  The boot camp group should be able to answer most of your questions and once you get your PIR date you can join that group ;-D

Comment by MrsDevilDoc on October 9, 2019 at 6:43pm

My son shipped yesterday!  I seem to be taking things in stride right now.  I am so glad to have found N4M before he left so I could be better prepared!

 

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