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.
The most important thing in my life is my sailor. We have been together for six years and plan on staying together. We will hopefully be getting married when he come back from bootcamp and A school. He is in the Navy Reserve.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
You can only get stronger.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
I'm so glad you got out & had a good day! He would be glad you did that. I know it is hard to have fun; but he would not want you just sitting around waiting for the mail man or the phone to ring. We took our daughter out shopping for some school clothes yesterday, she starts school on 9-1. Got her a backpack on Friday, then realized last night we have not bought her any new tennis shoes. So we will have to hit the stores again. :) She will LOVE THAT! Hang in there, remember you are stronger than you think & so is he!!!! You CAN DO THIS!!!! :) :)
Well, just remember we are all here for you. Many on this site have been in your shoes before. Like you I was in college at the time & working a part time job. Hang in there, throw yourself into your studies (you know thatis what he would want). Staying busy helps. And if you don't know just ask. If you don't want to ask in public on the site, just send me a message. We will find the answer together, promise!
Hey, SMILE!!!! :) I know it isn't easy, BUT when we are in the hotel prepping for the PIR, you will look back & say, WOW, it really doesn't seem that long ago. Felt like it at the time, now it doesn't. I have been counting down the weeks, so going into the PIR group really is helpful!
Chelsey, there is a group for our PIR date. You will want to join it. Also reply to the invite for the Meet & Greet, too; that way they will know how many people to expect. It won't hurt if you just say there are 4 people coming; even if you're thinking you may be the only one for your BF. If his parents decide to come at the last minute, then you'll be safe.
Yes, it is so nice to have someone that understands how you are feeling! My whole family is military. All the men in my family have served, including my husband. So when my son left, I really didn't expect it to be as HARD as it was. It was way harder than saying good-bye to my husband. This site is about all that kept me together! I can relate to your joy about his parents not going. You want them to go & see it, but inside you are doing cartwheels over the fact that they may decide not to go. I am right there with you! :)
Yes, I missed a day of college for my now husbands graduation too. I'm looking forward to meeting you. To my knowledge there wasn't a meet & greet before that graduation. If there had been his parents would not have gone anyway, they just didn't do things like that. So I'm pretty excited to attend this meet & greet. Not to mention meeting all the Moms that I have already met on here! Otherwise, how are you doing??
Chelsey, hang in there. I was in your shoes, 20 years ago. I joined this site about a month ago. Our son was in the DEP program & left on 8-2. This site helped to keep my sanity. I'll friend you; feel free vent, ask questions, or whatever. This is site & the people on the site are the best. Are you planning on attending graduation?
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!