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.
**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
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.
Hi, My SR called me today and gave me his address information, however I missed his DIV# and I have no idea how to get this information.Can anyone help? Do you know of someone I can call to find out…Continue
"No, I have not received that, and even if I had, it would not have been accurate. He got the flu - not covid - and had to go back to quarantine and that slipped everything but I think somehow he caught back up. I'm sorry, I'm not hep to…"
"I'm wondering if it's even worth bothering with at this point?
He said he's got a projected graduation date of Dec 11th, however he also mentioned a possible delay in starting A School too. Bottom line is, I'm not at all sure…"
Hi, My SR called me today and gave me his address information, however I missed his DIV# and I have no idea how to get this information.Can anyone help? Do you know of someone I can call to find out his division? Is there a way to get it?Thanks,Nancy - new Navy Mom trying to get the hang of all of it! ACK!See More
" Good Morning Clrditto1,
I welcome you on the main page. It is good to have you here. Post again when you can and let us know if you have any other questions. It doesn't feel like it right now but you will get thru this. We got…"
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!
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…"
Here because my son is joining the navy. It would be great to "talk" to others who are going through same.
I own my own small home business selling sustainable eco friendly home products in effort to save the planet and honestly I'm a dog owner without a dog. My last dog, was everything to me and it stinks being in that in between stage of ready/not ready.
I support my sons choice 100% but it's still hard on me. I am not sure why. I totally believe I would have been totally fine if he just moved out on his own, however this navy thing just happened so fast and I have a lot of feelings about a lot of different things that I am not sure I am even allowed to talk about here.
Bottom line is, my son has chosen to serve, and if he makes it, he wants to make a career of the navy, so I figgered I had better inform myself as to what I'll be up against, what to expect, etc. My son is a *%@$#!! and getting information from him is like pulling teeth without novocaine. I hope to find all the answers and support here that I am looking for. Thank you everyone for having this space.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
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I welcome you on the main page. It is good to have you here. Post again when you can and let us know if you have any other questions. It doesn't feel like it right now but you will get thru this. We got you!!!
Just take it one day at a time. I see you have B'sNukeMom as one of your friends. I wonder if that is the friend request you noticed. Mine should be there someplace as well, but no rush. I have my own busy day as well. It takes a little bit to get use to things on here but you will get the hang of it!
Both of these are in locations other than on the main BC Mom group page, so I wanted you to have them here as well, since we can get pretty chatty in the group page. You did figure out how to post a comment there. It really is easier to view this site on a computer if you are able.
I just realized that B'sNuke mom had welcomed you on the 4th of OCT. so you have already been through all the other info I just posted and are in the final stretches of the ROM (restriction of movement) quarantine time. I would still highly recommend that you join the BC Mom group. That is where you are going to make the most connections with other members who have loved ones at BC currently.
Hi Clrditto1 - I saw your note in the Main Room chat. Not very many people use the chat room, it just depends. I highly recommend that you join the BC Moms Group that B'sNuke Mom mentioned below. Here is the link again - https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms
Be sure to scroll most of the way down the page on the BC Mom group, past the discussions and look for the Comment wall. That is the area where we do a lot of our chatter. Today we had several post that they had received their sailor call.
Be sure to have your son call you when he gets to the airport in GL before boarding the bus. And keep your phone nearby and on loud. You should receive a scripted "I'm Here" call that may come very late in the night. I thought it was a recording when my son called and I just kept saying I love you over and over to him.
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!!