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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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Jeanie replied to Evelyn's discussion 'Letter from Recruit with different mailing address' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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"
19 hours ago
Jeanie replied to Sewmom's discussion 'Age of Recruits' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"It might actually be to his advantage to be a little older. Your mind-set is stronger and life experience always helps in any situation. "
22 hours ago
Jeanie replied to Regina126's discussion 'Hurry Up & Wait' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Yep you will miss him a lot ! It helps that we have each other because it’s tough and other people don’t really understand ."
Dec 5
Jeanie replied to Jackie's discussion 'Hello' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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…"
Dec 5
Jeanie replied to Regina126's discussion 'Hurry Up & Wait' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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 !"
Dec 5
Jeanie replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Phone calls' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you !"
Dec 5
Jeanie replied to Jodi B's discussion 'Recruit called home and very upset'
"I know. I keep telling myself no news is good news but it’s definitely a challenge to be patient . Just try to stay positive as much as you can and hang in there !"
Dec 4
Brooksie replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Phone calls' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I didn't hear from my son for about 5 wk - he called on Sunday at 5:30pm East coast time "
Dec 4
belovedbyHim replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Phone calls' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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…"
Dec 3
Jeanie replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Phone calls' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks Kristy !"
Dec 3
Kristy replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Phone calls' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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…"
Dec 3

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At 2:22am on November 25, 2019, lemonelephant said…

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 3 while 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.

At 9:02pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

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. 

At 9:01pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join Moms of Daughters 2.

At 9:01pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

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.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours

At 8:51pm on November 21, 2019, Anna said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!!  I'm glad you are here!  I need to forward you an important welcome message from our website admins.  You need to make a few changes.  Welcome Aboard!!

NAVYforMoms Admins

Welcome to!

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.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

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!!

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