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.
Hello EveryoneMy son shipped out todayHe called to tell me he landed safely in Chicago. I guess this is how mom's feel qhen their kids leave for college. I'm super excited foe him but need to come up…Continue
"I received my son's box and missed his call last night. I found a video documentary of 4 people and their journey through boot camp. I also found an article that tells what recruits do om a daily basis, week by week. I also learned that the…"
"It is the same, but also different. My son, who is currently in BC, went to college before deciding on this career path. It is the same in that you are sending your child out into the world knowing that you will have little, if any influence…"
"Hang in there! My son shipped out 04/02 and I was able to talk to him today over the phone for a bit. He said he’s doing well, that was a big relief for me to hear. Also received the form letter and first letter last week. Stay strong!"
Hello All, My son Nick shipped out on yesterday. I received a call from him when he landed and another call shortly aftsr midnight which I missed. The welcome message said I should receive a letter with informatiom related to graduation in aboit 2 weeks.
MichelleMy son shipped out to Great Lakes on yesterday. He called me whem he landed and at midnight; although I missed the call. I assume the midnight call was made after he reached the base. The welcome message said I should receive a letter in 9 to 14 days. I guess this will include all of the information I need regarding graduation. I would love to know about his days but not sure when I will be able to send/receive mail.See More
"Hi Michelle - be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page. You will find lots of good info there as to what/when things will be happening in boot camp. You can expect the letter in about 9-14…"
Hello EveryoneMy son shipped out todayHe called to tell me he landed safely in Chicago. I guess this is how mom's feel qhen their kids leave for college. I'm super excited foe him but need to come up with my new normal.See More
"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 received my son's box and missed his call last night. I found a video documentary of 4 people and their journey through boot camp. I also found an article that tells what recruits do om a daily basis, week by week. I also learned that the barracks are called ships and are named after USS Battleships.
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Since you have a recruit atRTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At Boot Camp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then youwill not have to change it again.
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.
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!!