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 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.
"Hello there! My son left on 6/19 and I believe your son was also leaving the same day. Just wanted to see how you're holding up and what you've heard/received from him. So far I can check off the scripted call and the Kid…"
I live in Utah and work as a social worker. I love camping and spending time with my family, when I'm not at work. I have one son, the one joining the Navy, and am so proud of him. He is my world and I'm adjusting to the thought of him not being around.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I can't offer to my son (travel, education, and opportunities).
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!
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Since you have a recruit at RTC, then you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At BootCamp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again.
You can make that change when you make the changes below.
Hello there! My son left on 6/19 and I believe your son was also leaving the same day. Just wanted to see how you're holding up and what you've heard/received from him. So far I can check off the scripted call and the Kid In a Box! Waiting patiently for the form letter so I can see what division he is in and where I can send letters to!!!
He did tell me in one of his phone calls before he got to BC that he was going to be in a 900 division because of playing musical instruments. Not sure if that definitely happened or not, but I thought that was kind of exciting for him since he loves music too!
I hope you're surviving and holding up okay! Have a great day!
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!!