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.
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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.
"@Jeanie, I got my I made it safely call at 11:56 EST I was half sleep but yelled I LOVE YOU while he was talking LOL. We were able to text up until he was at the airport in Chicago. I'm happy to have this group who understands. Although many of…"
"I grabbed 1 from Walgreens but they can purchase them.
@Carol: He packed up a few items but mainly his laptop, a few essential toiletries & regular clothes (2 outfits) & pair of shoes. Since the bag they take to RTC has the bare minimum. I…"
"Regina126, Carol and Jackie-- Welcome! You may want to make sure you are also on the Main BC Page.
Regina126 Today is Arrival day and does not count toward BC days. As you know you will get a phone call in the Wee hours of the morning…"
Hey Regina! I am a wreck - how about you? I think I might actually be better once he leaves, in some odd way - the anticipation is what is killing me, but I want to just enjoy my time with him before he goes.
I know he will be great, once he gets there - it is just getting him there! He needs to lose a little more weight before the big day - not because he is out of shape, but he went overboard on the weight lifting since he first enlisted, and now he is TOO bulky!
If you would like information on your future Sailor’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.
December is coming soon. If his ship date is after the middle ofDecember, he may ship earlier than his current date due to the Recruiting Holiday Stand-down, which is usually about a week before Christmas to just after New Year’s Day. There are about 3 weeksinDecemberand into the first week of January when RTC does not process in new recruits. My expectation is thatDecembership dates will be 12/02/2019 through 12/20/2019. That is my best guess based on the last few years and the Navy could stop shipping earlier or later than that.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you getThe 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.
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!!