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.
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.
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I understand! Make sure she takes her phone charger with her. Send her with a few stamps and if you did not get a calling card, it is okay. She can get one from the NEX. She should be able to have a small notebook ( a little memo sized one, or just use some paper) to put her phone #s in. Take a deep breath, get your hugs, and have a restful night. Remind her to call you from the airport when she gets to GL before she boards the bus. Here, "I'm Here" call will likely come very late at night, so keep your phone charged and by your bed and know that the call will be scripted - I thought it was a recording!! You will just have to say, "I love you" over her dialogue. We are here to support you through it all. - And no need to reply, I understand!!
Hello SusanGRN - I am catching up on my personal welcomes to our newest members of BC Mom. My son left for BC 3 years ago tomorrow (6/29) and I stick around and help out on the BC Mom page and also the Nuke Mom page. If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, be sure to check in on the Main BC Mom group page and say hello, if you haven't already. I have been busy with summer projects (one of the things that kept me busy while my son was at BC) and not kept up with who all has joined the group and also introduced themselves. But we are glad you are here. Be sure to read the comments in the main BC Group page because I posted a link to the Moms of Daughters 2 group that I am sure you will enjoy being a part of as well. Several of my friends on this site are in that group as well. Have a good, restful evening.
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!!