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!
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.
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 isno 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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Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
I'm glad the voicemail suggestion is helpful. I also STRONGLY suggest you give him a note to save and read later in the first few days of BC. If he puts it in his Wallet (Thin and black. He only needs ID, Bank information and a slip of paper with important phone numbers and addresses. Yes he may know them but in the fluster and fatigue that is BC they can forget and that just makes them miserable!!) or in a Bible (Or other Sacred text) he is permitted to keep it!! (Just make sure it's a small Bible) The RDC's yell at them to put Everything in the box but they need to remember that those 2 things they can keep out, despite the Yelling! Encourage Him to remember the Yelling is not personal, it's just how it's done. Since he can't listen to a voice mail that small note from home reminding him that he can do this, that you love and support him and that it is hard but he's stronger and it will not last forever, can be an absolute lifesaver!! Many kids have shared that letters and notes of that kind have been the anchor that they held on to, to get through BC. We are suffering through Radio silence but we don't have RDC's yelling in our faces 24/7!!!! It will be ok and so will he!
I am so sorry that you did not realize to scroll down to the comments section. I will try to remind our new members when I reach out to them and welcome them on their My Page. I only view this site on my computer and so it is a lot easier, but even then, there are times I miss something on other sites as well. If you are viewing on a mobile device, I encourage you to make sure it is on desktop mode when using this site.
ALM1972 - Welcome to the BC Moms group. I am one of the veteran moms that sticks around to help answer questions and encourage you. If you haven't already, be sure to go to the main comment page there on the BC Mom group and introduce yourself. I see that your child may not have left for BC yet. We have a DEP group on here that you might want to join, we have them set up by months so we can help you find which one you need. But we also answer lots of questions in the main BC Mom group. It is best to post your questions in the comment section its main page.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.
This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.
Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!