This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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.
"I’m so sorry ! Hang in there , he will be okay . Sometimes things get exaggerated due to high emotions and also because the environment is so different from what they are used to .
I’ll say a prayer . Stay strong"
"Hi Jackie ,
I know how you feel . My daughter has been at BC for just over 2 weeks now . Don’t expect another phone call anytime soon . My understanding is that it’s probably at least 3 weeks until the first phone call . You can’t…"
"Hang in there ! The first few days seemed to be really tough fir me personally . Our daughter left just over 2 weeks ago . It is a little better than the first week but anxiously waiting for a phone call . Hopefully soon . Best wishes to your son !"
"Jeanie, Calls can come on any day of the week except Sunday morning (Central Time). The calls may also come from ANY area code so we advise BC Moms to answer ALL Calls. You can just hang up on the telemarketers. We have even had…"
"I got first call on Sat morning (9ish Chicago time) on the 3rd week, there are some test they have to pass to be able to earn time to call home. Then the second call was around 8pm on a Tuesday, and they gave him 10mins to call Bc he was help…"
Jeans.....n, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name. You also need to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)
Also make change 3while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.
If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
We ask that our members not use a last name in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page as soon as possible to create a new Username, then add a profile image and complete your Profile. You will also need to change the URL that is associated with your profile, as it also contains your last name. 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 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!!