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.
My 19 year old son left for boot camp on December 8th and will be doing electronics on submarines also. I also have an older son who is in the Navy and currently stationed in San Diego. My husband is in the Air Force . If it's any consolation to you, both of my guys that have been through it say boot camp is tough, but when it is all said and done, they enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. You wont believe how proud your son will be of himself and how proud you will be when you see him at the PIR ceremony. Although they are starting boot camp at different times, there's a good chance our son's paths will cross in Groton at sub school. Tell your son Good Luck and I will pass on the advice my oldest gave my youngest before he left for boot camp- "Don't volunteer for anything ; try to get laundry duty as your boot camp job ; get a bottom bunk if possible" When my oldest was at his A school after boot camp, they did a surprise wake up call for something in the middle of the night and he was still 1/2 asleep and rolled out of his top bunk. Knocked his two front teeth loose and chipped another. He gives that bunk advice to everyone now :)
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!