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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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.
"Glenni, I am so sorry that your Mid's cruise was cancelled (again). And I do hope that something works out for him this summer. It is so frustrating sometimes. And I agree, with you that I often found it harder to deal with…"
First, sorry for the delay in answering. We were away at a family wedding and my Ensign leaves for his duty station very soon, so there have been lots of family gatherings the past few weeks.
"Glenni, I am so glad to hear that. I hope your son has a great time and learns a lot. I knew there was some kind of ROTC thing happening in Newport because some of my son's friends reported there to work for several…"
"From the outside looking in (no one in my generation served--as a Gold Star wife, my Mother wouldn't allow it) I view the Navy as a large corporation with tremendous opportunities and benefits. Unlike corporations, Navy sailors put…"
"Wow! That is wonderful! What a great family legacy.
I am still working on getting my family to understand basic things about the Navy.
I sounds like your son has an amazing career. I think all the great places (literal and…"
"Yeah, My son hear that a lot, too! He was aiming for SWO-Nuke, though, so he wasn't too worried about it. He went to an engineering school, so a lot of them stood the chance of being "drafted" nuke, but to my knowledge…"
"Makes sense. Different paths indeed. My son enlisted in 2006. He was a Nuke ET for four years before becoming a OC candidate through STA-21. He commissioned in 2013. He is now a winged aviator!
"My son is hoping to be a pilot. He wants to fly the MH-60 helicopter. However, each semester when he goes for counseling with his commanding officers, they always say something like “you know, with your grades you just need to stay open…"
I was being non-specific when I posted because I was not sure what information would be too specific, so I was waiting to check with my son. He had planned to go SWO-N, before he knew about NR.
I joined this group, in…"
"Sounds like your son will be a SWO-N (Nuke) which are URL (unrestricted line) vs. a Naval Reactors Engineer that are RL (restricted line). Very different career paths and jobs. If so, your son will be going to Power School (@ 6…"
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.
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