This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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.
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.
I has been a crazy few months but my son finally has a ship date in the fall. He also will be a Nuke. So proud I could pop! His recruiter is making sure these future sailors are ready for RTC. …Continue
"Here's some more info on the new standards:
**It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test.…"
I has been a crazy few months but my son finally has a ship date in the fall. He also will be a Nuke. So proud I could pop! His recruiter is making sure these future sailors are ready for RTC. Crazy workout drills. This is good because my kid needs the push to get into prime and ready condition! Any body know about what the swim test is like? Laps? treading water? just curious if we need to join the local Y. Thanks for being here!Mama SchaSee More
"I know that feeling all so well Myself Ma'am, in fact the Night of him going to Hotel (swearing in Next Day) I could not sleep and cried. He called me that night and asked me not to cry that he will be fine. I knew he would, it was the thought…"
"Hi Mama Scha, I have been there where you are at. My Son Graduated in May of 2017 he was suppose to leave that Nov. well a few weeks of Graduating he received a call and they were wanting him to leave soon Like July 5th to be exact. so We also…"
"Hi MamaScha - Just so you know he doesn't have to agree to go sooner - he can wait for his original ship date. His recruiter might push him but if he's not ready he should wait! They will go down the list and call recruits…"
My son’s date to leave for boot camp was Sept 9. He got a call yesterday about going sooner. Like in a week! Freaking out here! Need to plan a party, need to get him ready, worried he isn’t physically ready yet, ... Yikes
"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…"
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 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!!