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 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.
I left a message on your discussion. Sorry no one saw your question in the main room chat until this evening. I check the site on my computer off and on during the day and some do on their phones but it is not as easy to reply there, especially if you are doing a lot. I don't think there is a right or wrong card, as long as it is designed to be used with a pay phone. Most calls are only about 30 minutes long, though we have had some longer ones and generally they don't have more than 3 phone calls home. So if you buy a card with 3 hours worth of time, your recruit will most likely have minutes left over.
Good Morning Jenifer, I just wanted to welcome you to the BC Moms group. We are glad to have you and we are here to help you through this new season in your life. As another new mom was sharing with me, she had someone tell her, "Don't miss your child until they have actually left." So may your days between now and the time to leave for BC be full of "normal" life and happenings, a fun July 4th picnic, maybe. - My son left for BC 3 years ago yesterday and I had his 2nd sister's wedding to be preparing for (his 1st sister married a couple of weeks before he left!). Staying busy and writing emails so I could see his face during the silent time was the most helpful to me. May you have a joyful day!