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.

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 September

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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in September

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

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 578
Latest Activity: yesterday

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

If you have September 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 September, ...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.

Within a week to ten days after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

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 9/12/19 Anyone else

Started by SonOnSubMom76. Last reply by Jodiw911 yesterday. 2 Replies

Son leaving 9/17/2019

Started by Dawn1231. Last reply by Cypressgirl110 on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Daughter leaving 9/24/18.

Started by RaksAndRoll. Last reply by Bex_Kiss Oct 11, 2018. 3 Replies

Change of Plans!

Started by Lizbeth. Last reply by MichelleMamamiciru Oct 1, 2018. 1 Reply

Son just sworn in on 9/27 heade to RTC.

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Cindy3boyz Sep 30, 2018. 2 Replies

Son leaves for BC 9/10/18 Anyone else?

Started by jcmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Sep 21, 2018. 25 Replies

Left for MEPS 09/13/18

Started by Gaby. Last reply by Gaby Sep 20, 2018. 2 Replies

Son leaves 9/17/2018

Started by Smoothsailing. Last reply by Chitown Sep 18, 2018. 14 Replies

MEPS again?

Started by momof3. Last reply by lemonelephant Sep 18, 2018. 9 Replies

Son leaves September 5th!

Started by NavyMum. Last reply by lemonelephant Sep 11, 2018. 12 Replies

Comment Wall

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

Comment by SonOnSubMom76 on Monday

My son leaves 9/12/19 I'm guessing he'll be with many of your Sons and daughters in Chicago.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 9, 2019 at 3:08pm

There's also a Pre-BUD/S BUD/S group for after PIR.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 9, 2019 at 3:04pm

Chellybean - not sure what you are looking for but here's a link to one of the Seal groups on here - you might find answers there:

Seal Moms

Comment by Chellybean75 on August 8, 2019 at 8:36pm

Hey.. I'm. New... And just a little curious.. About the navy seals? 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 5, 2019 at 5:46pm

Welcome to all the new members - September 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."

Comment by MJDogs on October 1, 2018 at 11:00am

Hi! My son arrived on 9/20 at RTC.  Got his box last week and now waiting on the form letter. No ship or div number yet.  Miss him like crazy but just keep reminding myself that no news is good news!

Comment by Leah0304 on September 30, 2018 at 9:42pm

Hi everyone, my husband left sept 26th!  Hoping this 2 months goes by fast :)

Comment by Mary on September 27, 2018 at 2:53pm
My son left on sept 25th.
Comment by Vicki on September 24, 2018 at 11:49pm

Thanks for posting the "Making a Sailor" youtube videos. They were very interesting and so helpful. Kind of gives a sneak peak into what your kid is doing during BC.

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 16, 2018 at 3:23pm

Hi BusybeeMom it is interesting and that is Great that you to are researching together. Best wishes to your SR.

 

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