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.
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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.
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
"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…"
"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…"
"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!"
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
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.SeePIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekendto help you know how to plan your weekend.
Which of the AB ratings does he have a contract for? I have more info.
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.
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.
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!!