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 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 Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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All ALUMNI OF PIR 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919) Pages (10)

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

From the Family Guide by RTC: (Italics and Bold mine) DEPARTING RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND AFTER PASS-IN-REVIEW Sailors transferring to Great Lakes “A” School: If your new Sailor is attending “A” schoo… View »

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These posts are taken from our divisional group. A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer us on. She is very proud of Chief. They can get the drill fla… View »

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

(posted by FTLW) PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 5:59am Be there as early as you can-before 7:30 am. Wear dressy casual, nice jeans are fine. If… View »

RTC Website and RTC Family Guide links

RTC Website: http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/index.asp Cl "Families". There is info on the Page and down at the bottom are direct links to the Family subcategories. HOWEVER, if you go to the tabs at the… View »

Writing Letters ~ Jokes and Fun Stuff to include in your letters

Writing Letters Here's how your address should be written SR, Last Name, First Name, Middle initial Ship ##, Divison ### Recruit Training Command #### Something Drive or Avenue Great Lakes IL 60088-#… View »

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Sometimes it is hard for a SR to write. Either it's just not their thing or they just don't get much time. We like to send these out to try and gather "Intel" on what our SR is experiencing! It was… View »

Calls from your SR

As far as the first call...they are NOT guaranteed to call. Most get 3 calls: the "I'm here" call, the "I'm still alive" call (3 weeks) and the "I'm a Sailor" call (after Battlestations)...some only… View »

What ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis, Videos and a Day-by-Day account (up to Week #6) from a Sailor. PLUS-Boot Camp for Dummies!

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day account (Up to week #6) from a SAILOR This is from the NavyDEP site. Craig who is an advisor on this site is retired Navy and very active in helping DEPpers an… View »

SHIP/DIVISIONS ~~ What are they and how do they fill them?

The ship number identifies the building they are in (they also have a name of a famous ship, but few refer to them by the name). It's the Division number that is the most important - they will write… View »

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Hello Everyone. Safety for your SR (future Sailor) and you! Sailors LAST names are not allowed anywhere on this site. If your last name is different from your sailors it is still not recommended. Thi… View »

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