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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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."

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Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom May 23, 2019. 7 Replies

Is there anyone who has a new recruit that just left? Everything I see on here is from 2018. My son left the Dallas area on May 14th (last week). No problems. I already got "the box". Just in waiting…Continue

Tags: Recruit, 2019, May

Phone card

Started this discussion. Last reply by Momsy May 5, 2019. 3 Replies

is there a certain type/brand of calling card that is best to get?Continue

Tags: cards, Phone


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Regina126 liked Kim's discussion Phone card
Dec 3, 2019
Phoenixmom replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"The Form letter will come after the 1st PFA which is taken on the 5th Business day of arrival, then 9-14 days after the form letter will be sent here is the site for this and it explains all. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness…"
May 23, 2019
Phoenixmom replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"Welcome Kim to Navy Moms, Believe me that makes 2 crazy Moms, I've been at this for almost two years now and still worry and get a little crazy. Come Join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) I help out on there. This site will have all you…"
May 23, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"Be sure to sign up for USPS Informed Delivery - sign up and receive an email from the US Postal Service showing what mail you will be getting each day (if available in your area).   USPS Informed Delivery"
May 23, 2019
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"Yeah. I didn’t think I’d be “that crazy Mom” but apparently I am! My phone rang at 9:00 last night and I just about jumped half way across the room to get it! It was an unknown number which I would normally ignore but of…"
May 22, 2019
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"Thank you!"
May 20, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kim's discussion 'Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019'
"Hi Kim - there's lots of current stuff on here - your best bet is to join this group for boot camp moms. Once you receive the official letter (usually 9-14 days after arrival) you'll have his PIR (graduation) date and you can join the…"
May 20, 2019
Kim replied to Laura's discussion 'Son leaves on Monday'
"My son left last Tuesday (5/14/19). My call came at about 11:45pm that night. I got "the box" on Friday (5/17/19). That's all I know at this point but I hear "no news is good news" so just sitting around being proud for now!"
May 20, 2019
Kim posted a discussion

Boot Camp start date May 14, 2019

Is there anyone who has a new recruit that just left? Everything I see on here is from 2018. My son left the Dallas area on May 14th (last week). No problems. I already got "the box". Just in waiting mode now.See More
May 20, 2019
sunflower replied to Kim's discussion 'Phone card'
"My son bought an activated phone card at NEX once he was at GL."
May 5, 2019
Rachel liked Kim's discussion Phone card
May 3, 2019
Kim posted a discussion

Phone card

is there a certain type/brand of calling card that is best to get?See More
Apr 30, 2019

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A little about me:
Nurse. Mom of 4. Married 29 years. My son joining is the youngest of 4. He is 20.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
He needs
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 10:11pm on March 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 10:11pm on March 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined AB - Moms; you may also want to join Pensacola, FL A School: NAS and Corry Station. You may also want to check out Airman Family and Friends. 

The Rating Information Card for AB can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)  

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR, but may fly out on Sunday due to flight availability issues. Plan to leave on Sunday if you are able. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Which of the AB ratings does he have a contract for? I have more info.

At 10:08pm on March 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Join DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in May. You will meet others with loved ones who will ship 05/14/2019 or the same week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. 

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC 

I also suggest you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will happen 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 the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 11:01am on March 4, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

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.

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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