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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.

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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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Kimberly
"Hi Kimberly - you might also like to join the Christian Navy Moms group. Here's the link: Christian Navy Moms"
Jul 2
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kimberly's discussion 'Division 941 ship 2 PIR 8/16'
"Hi Kimberly - the group is up now for the 8/16/19 PIR - here's the link: PIR August 16, 2019"
Jun 28
Kimberly replied to Kyles Mom's discussion 'Struggling today:' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello, Kyle's mom , this is a wonderful site.  My son left 6/11 . I have not heard from him , only when he was sending his box.  When I received it , I was OMG , this is for real .  These wonderful ladies here are so awesome.…"
Jun 27

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At 5:06pm on July 2, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Kimberly - you might also like to join the Christian Navy Moms group. Here's the link:

Christian Navy Moms

At 1:47pm on June 26, 2019, Margaret said…

Hey there Kimberly, you are not alone that is for sure. All of the ladies here are absolutely AMAZING! Prepare yourself for the "3 week" phone call just in case your son is emotional and crying. They are very homesick at that point. Everything about their comfort zone has been ripped out from under them. If he is emotional and crying, first ask if he is okay, then laugh and say "oh my gosh is this my I'm still alive call" something anything to get him to laugh and talk to you. Let him talk as much as possible. Be sure to tell him you miss him but make sure you stress how proud of him you are...this seems to help a lot. Just like many of the ladies have suggested, start writing letters now and number them. There is also the sandboxx app that you can send mail through. Just keep in mind of OPSEC or any personal info that you would not want someone else to read. When using the app it is someone else printing the letter and sending it through to the recruit, son/daughter.  My husband sent our daughter an entire page of lame jokes...that is their thing, silly jokes. Print wallet size pictures using your computer and put in the letter. You could even make a collage of pictures on a letter size 8x10 paper and include it. Take silly pictures of family and friends. He will really appreciate the pictures. Don't send anything with glitter. It will get them in trouble. You can include a self addressed and stamped envelope and an extra piece of paper for him to write on. Keep in mind that they are very busy and have limited time to write. Oh yeah, the sandboxx app will include a self addressed envelope and paper for the recruit to write back. I think those letters get to the recruits faster but not for certain. Writing the letters now will help you too to keep your mind busy.

At 12:40pm on June 26, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hang in there!

At 11:42pm on June 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined Yeoman Moms; you may also want to join Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

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

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

Those with a YN contract for subs will go to “A” School at Meridian first and then go to Groton for BESS, so join Sub Moms and GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.  The Rating Information Card for YNS can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) 

At 8:43pm on June 20, 2019, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 941 is Sticks/Flags. 

At 10:12am on June 20, 2019, lemonelephant said…

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across. 

At 11:29pm on June 19, 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 8:45pm on June 17, 2019, Lisa UT/MT Mom said…

I found this site a few days ago. I don’t know how to reply to comments, but I saw that your son left last Tuesday. My daughter left on Tuesday, June 11th.

At 4:25pm on June 12, 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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