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!
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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
I know recruits are given a chance to buy a photo package if they want while they are in Boot Camp.After that, does the Navy ever offer sailors a chance to have other professional photos (in uniform,…Continue
"Congrats to your son!
My son arrived on 7/14 too so had an initial 9/11 graduation date. Unfortunately, he went to ROM because he was in a "ring of fire" situation with a few other SRs near him in the barracks. After…"
"Just thought I would give a recap and an update in case it helps anyone:
1. Son arrived in Great Lakes July 14, 2 week hotel quarantine
2. Moved to ROM around Jul 29 (Div 327) , scheduled graduation 9/10
3. Bunkmate tested positive, moved to 2nd 2…"
"Three days after the form letter we received a hand written letter from my son. Very upbeat, looking forward to the tougher first half of boot camp being almost over, thought his RDCs were “pretty chill”, looking forward upcoming RTC…"
"Yes, my son arrived there on the 14th. Last time I heard his voice is when he called to say he had landed and was heading to the USO room at O ‘Hare which is where they were supposed to meet up for transfer to quarantine hotel.
"Kellyrene, looks like my son is on the same path as yours, just a couple weeks behind since he just arrived at quarantine earlier this week! We hope to get to Groton to visit as well. Have to wait u til he gets to Aschool and finds out when,…"
Since you have a recruitat RTC, then you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At BootCamp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again.
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
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!!