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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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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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'm coming on over to the main page to officially introduce myself. At approximately 4am our daughter will start her ship out journey at MEPS. I can't sleep tonight and sure I won't be able to sleep…Continue
We are headed to drop my daughter off at the hotel for MEPS tomorrow and then she ships out. I had a good cry with her but it hurt to see her pack up her room and walking away with nothing more than…Continue
"KitaJ- Hello, my name is Troy and my wife and I share this profile. I've watched tons of youtube videos in preparation of our SR leaving. If memory serves me correctly the video on the main page here has a link to one that will explain the swim…"
"Hugs to you mama! Our son left August 11th, so not too long ago. It was a time of so many emotions; proud of what he was setting off to do, sad that the past 18 years went by so fast, scared that we now have to trust that he himself and the…"
"Our son shipped 9/1. We heard yesterday (not from our SR) that the "hi, I'm here" call came from RTC. Our understanding is they travel from the airport to RTC to be issued gear and make the call. After this happens they are then…"
"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
"KitaJ - you've come to the right place! You'll find answers to most of your questions from the boot camp moms - don't be afraid to ask! Be sure you keep your phone handy as you'll get a quick (maybe 30 second) phone…"
We dropped our daughter off today at the hotel for MEPS tomorrow and then she ships out. I had a good cry with her but it hurt to see her pack up her room and walking away with nothing more than a book bag at 18. I hope this gets better. Many questions about quarantine. We saw a press release posted on RTC saying they will quarantine in Wisconsin. Ft. McKoy Army base. Hoping she will be ok. Feeling so overwhelmed with emotions. See More
We are headed to drop my daughter off at the hotel for MEPS tomorrow and then she ships out. I had a good cry with her but it hurt to see her pack up her room and walking away with nothing more than a book bag at 18. I hope this gets better. See More
I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I see you are new to N4Ms and your…"
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!
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…"
I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is waiting to leave for boot camp? Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page. You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment. Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!
You are welcome!! Glad to see you have joined some groups. Do keep in mind that with COVID restrictions some of the PIR info is different, so that is why we are encouraging everyone to input on BC Moms group, because we have current BC Moms there that are doing their best to help us with up to date information. Be sure to read back through the comments there and see some of BelovedbyHim's information. Also LadyBluefire - she had two go through BC already since Jan and her third is there right now.
Good Morning KitaJ - I saw your message in the main room chat. I wanted to post a note here where you would see it and could always find someone easily. I hope you saw Kmr5+1's reply to you in the main chat. - Just in case it disappears - here it is -
Hi KitaJ! My son has been gone for almost 5wks now. I miss him so much. I have 4 children still at home but it’s not the same without my Anthony! But I got his first letter from bootcamp and that made it a little better. Hang in there! - Kmr5+1
I encourage you to click on the blue highlighted letters with the link to the BC Moms group and join us there. I know your daughter is not leaving for another week, but we are always posting information for new moms. You can just read through the comment section if you like. You will also want to join, Moms of Daughters 2 group. They will welcome you with open arms.
Also, you daughter might want to check with her recruiter - one of our BC Moms said her daughter was to have restricted her interactions with others even 14 days prior to leaving for BC.
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!!