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!
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 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.
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.
I got a 20 seconds call for my son said he will send back to home due he failed on run test. He was on the second week of boot camp. I have a mixed feeling , sad because I don't know how he is…Continue
"The Navy implemented new fitness standards as of 1/1/18 - see below:
**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…"
I got a 20 seconds call for my son said he will send back to home due he failed on run test. He was on the second week of boot camp. I have a mixed feeling , sad because I don't know how he is feeling right now and happy because we really don't want he joined the navy. But we supported him. I never been agree with the life they have to live. Children's grown without father or mother. Missing all special family events. I always feel sad and proud for the military life due they left the real life…See More
"I'm sorry you didn't get the "I'm here" call. It's actually a really awkward call anyway. One person even likened it to a ransom call. It's short (30 seconds or less) and scripted. My oldest (in BC) and youngest…"
"I posted some information about Sandboxx on the main page. Those that use it swear by it. You will find some that don't agree with it but RTC is ok with it while they are in boot camp. It's frowned upon once they are in…"
A week ago my husband, my daughter and me hug my son after the swearing ceremony. He was very anxious that day. He didn't have any detaill about the trip to RTC. He told us the trip was first to Washington and them to Chicago. I texted him a couple times, and got some times a short answers. We never got the call that he arrived. Yesterday the box arrived with his belongings. We never separated from him before. The day of the separation was very sad for my family. My heart is broken, specially…See More
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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…"
Be sure to have your recruit sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the situation with you if your recruit wants that to happen.
FAQ about SEPSindicates that phone calls are authorized daily, but the recruits may not have access to phones every day to make calls. Those in SEPS are usually able to go to the NEX at least twice a week--females on Monday/Wednesday and males on Tuesday/Thursday--and sometimes on Saturday and the recruits are able to access the phone banks on those days and make calls if they have a phone card.
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.
We ask that our membersnot 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.
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!!