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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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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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PattyRN
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PattyRN replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"My son leaves the 26th. He’s so excited. I have to keep that thought in my head when my heart wants to cry."
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PattyRN replied to InTheNavyMom's discussion 'My son left yesterday, Aug 13 - I'm surprised at my emotions.'
"I just keep asking in my head was I the best mother? Why did I yell at those legos on the floor? He’s such a great son and I’m going to miss him at home. My heart is being ripped out from my chest and I can’t breathe. I have 10…"
Aug 14
PattyRN left a comment for PattyRN
"He’s going to be a CTN. A school in Pensacola. "
Aug 14
PattyRN replied to Leslie's discussion 'Shipped out yesterday' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"I think staying busy is good. Can you do good things for yourself?  "
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PattyRN replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"My son leaves the 26th too. Gosh my heart aches at times!"
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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for PattyRN
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to…"
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At 10:47pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make the changes that I previously sent.

At 10:10pm on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to a comment here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

At 10:09pm on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent info on your future Sailor's contracted rating in a PM. 

At 10:03pm on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 9:49pm on August 14, 2019, PattyRN said…

He’s going to be a CTN. A school in Pensacola. 

At 9:16pm on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

August 25 is coming soon.

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC 

Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. 

I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there.  

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will happen and what to expect. 

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 the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what ship and division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 1:57pm on August 14, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to 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.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

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.  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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