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.
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.
"Hi Navyat34, Welcome to the PIR March 2021 Group! I have a SR scheduled for PIR the last week of March. It's been an interesting learning experience so far. I will post most days just to greet everyone and check in. I understand that you are…"
"Hi. I’m new here and not familiar with online chat. JW mom, I got a second call from my daughter in boot camp with graduation date 3/19. She says they hardly have time to go to the bathroom. I hope your son has or will…"
"My daughter left CA for boot camp on 1/4 and called me on 2/6. We talked for about 40 minutes. She graduated 3/9. They must be in the same class. This is my first venture into this forum (or any online chat/communication). Id…"
"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…"
That is good that you had a phone call from your daughter and she sounded happier.
I have my comments set to be approved before I allow them to be visible, since my page is visible to members on this site. That way, if someone is not my friend and not able to send a private message to me, and they post something more personal, I can keep it from being visible to others.
This site is a lot easier to use on a computer, not sure if a tablet is still better than a phone. And so I only use my computer and I can't stay on the site all day or I don't get any other work accomplished. If I don't reply right away, I will do my best to reply as soon as I am able.
Hi Navyat34 - This is weird, when I go to the March PIR group it shows that you are a member there and I thought I had a notice that you were a part of BC Mom group before. But none of your groups are showing up here on your profile page. - Please don't delete yourself from groups.
If you look below Gr8NavyFam has posted a comment for you. If you click on her little dog picture, then that should take you to her page. You can comment back to her or if you are on her page under her dog picture you should see where it says add as friend.
I saw your posts to me and I have a lot to get done today so I can't take too much time but know you are not alone. We will help you get through this.
Hi Navyat34, Welcome to the PIR March 2021 Group! I have a SR scheduled for PIR the last week of March. It's been an interesting learning experience so far. I will post most days just to greet everyone and check in. I understand that you are not familiar with online chat. :) It took me a while to get accustom too. It's okay, please feel free to reach out if you have questions. :)
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 Guidelinesand 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!!
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Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above. Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.