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."

Events

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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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 Discussions (31)

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Fractured Fibia--RCU 6 days before PIR

Hi-- I received a call from my son that he has a fractured fibia and has been removed from his division, six days before PIR. He's supposed…

Started by Sarah's Human

23 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Sarah's Human

Welcome to hurry up and wait!

Hey all! My son shipped to boot on the 22nd of January and that night we received the quick arrival message.  As expected, all went quiet u…

Started by mangieo

21 Apr 9, 2018
Reply by sharon s

All writing instruments confiscated, unknown when RCU recruits will get them back (as of 11 MAR 18)

My son told me last Sunday that all writing instruments have been confiscated and any recruit who wants a pen or pencil has to request one…

Started by Sarah's Human

0 Mar 16, 2018

FYI: RCU Mail Call

We received a SURPRISE letter from our son, in RCU, this past Saturday. It threw me off because we normally receive on Thursday. He explain…

Started by SaltyMom17

9 Feb 14, 2018
Reply by Sarah's Human

vitamin supplements

hi everyone! my little on got admitted last week to rcu for stress fractures of both tibia.  i wanted to know if we can send items such as…

Started by SSseaman

2 Feb 11, 2018
Reply by mangieo

No injury postings for 3 years??

Well, from the look of this forum it looks like no one has been hurt during bootcamp lately. I'm happy for other recruits and their parents…

Started by ArtsyNavyMom

21 Sep 30, 2017
Reply by JMOM

Finishing in RCU

My daughter is in RCU for stress fractures in both shins. After talking to her this past Sunday, she said she was given the option to finis…

Started by Andikeesi (Ship 14/ DIV 289)

63 Aug 7, 2017
Reply by DSmom

Knee injury

Hmm, I've just now found out about this site, two weeks after my son was injured and sent to recovery.  I just happened upon it while readi…

Started by Lil Bit

0 Jul 13, 2017

how do you do it

How do you do it. When he went into boot camp no news was good news. A 4 minute phone call changed all of that. Wednesday he called and sai…

Started by tidefan

11 Aug 18, 2015
Reply by AprillovesMary

I'm lost

My son was due to graduate this Friday but called last night when his division was in Battle Stations to tell me he had an injury to both k…

Started by Ethansmom

13 Nov 12, 2013
Reply by bonichione

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