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.
Hi Pam: Thanks for getting back to me. I haven't had much luck getting any responses on here yet. I wish I had used this site when Jimmy first went to bootcamp for the support everyone gives each other. That's great that you have gotten to visit your son. We live up in western NY and haven't had the chance to get down there. Is your son the 15th sailor that got rolled back a month after diver prep? I can't remember if that was the name that Jimmy said just came down in the most recent class. If he is, they are together again because Jimmy accidentally got kicked under water and perforated his ear drum. Hopefully, it will be healed in 2 weeks so that he won't get rolled back again. I tried to order a DVD of their graduation and sent a check right away, but I was supposed to send a money order. They called me to tell me this and I sent one out the same day, thinking they were going to hold one for me, but they didn't and sold out. I wish I could find someone that could make a copy for me. I just don't know how to find anyone because I think most of the moms haven't kept in touch after boot camp according to the dates of the posts. Have you kept in touch with any of the others? Can you believe it has only been 6 months since they went in the Navy? We had to take Jimmy to Niagara Falls to be sworn in. That was a pretty tough day. Not my favorite Valentine's Day! We just went to the falls last weekend to see the lights at night, and believe me, it was a much happier visit. We miss him so much.
We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck. NOTE to moms: your emotions are going to go through some real highs and lows. It's all part of letting go. It would be unnatural for you not to feel a sense of loss, even though you are very proud. That loss is saying goodbye to his/her "childhood" and their dependence on you, as his/her "mom" - it's a role we have embraced from their birth. How can we not feel something when it is changing FAST? Just stay with us. The Boot Camp Moms, Navy MEPS/Dep and the PIR groups are here to see you through from beginning to end.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!