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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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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.

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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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YC911#15
  • Female
  • Manchester, PA
  • United States

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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"AbbyGail - you are correct - the official letter should arrive about 9-14 days after arrival.  Keep writing your letters in the meantime - just # them in the bottom corner so your SR knows what order to open them in.  As soon as you get…"
Thursday
AbbyGail replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"No, I haven't gotten my form letter as of yet either. I thought I read somewhere that it will arrive in 2 or 3 weeks after getting "the box." But, ladies please let me know if that's correct. I've already written him a…"
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AbbyGail replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I'm also glad to be part of this group. I just finished going through my son's box. A part of me just wanted to fall apart and I wished that my son was also sent with the package. Missing him a whole bunch and worrying (as mother's…"
Tuesday
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Brenda - we're neighbors - I'm in Riverside.  It's nice that your son prepared you for each step of the process ;-D Don't forget to sign up for USPS Informed Delivery - sign up and receive an email from the US…"
Tuesday
Brenda replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello Ladies My son arrived at GL 4/10 and I'm so glad that I found this group. I've been glued to my computer just trying to read all the info on here. Its great to read what other moms are feeling and going through because I feel like my…"
Tuesday
Jo Anne replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"So cool to connect with you and others whose sons arrived same day 4/9! My son hasn't been the one that handled authority or structure well. I hope this is life changing for him - he needs it!  It was hard to let him go, but so excited for…"
Tuesday
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hang in there ladies!  Remember to keep your phones handy and no news is good news!  Count Fridays rather than individual days (the time will go faster this way!).  Come here and vent - no one understands as well as another Navy Mom…"
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Jo Anne replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"It is harder than I thought it would be!  My son arrived 4/9 as well. "
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AbbyGail replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi everyone, my son arrived at Great Lakes April 9th as well. He's my youngest and these past few days have been so hard. I wasn't prepared for this. I'm so proud of him and of the courage it took to join the military but as a mom,…"
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YC911#15 replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good Sunday morning, fellow Navy families. I’m so glad to “meet” you all. Sometimes just hearing that there is someone else going through what you are going through helps. This week my son’s box of personal items arrived.…"
Apr 14
tazangel227 replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hey y’all...my son arrived Tuesday at GL and I received my 10 second call that evening. We got his box yesterday. This week was hard on me since he’s my first born but it really hit my 8 year old daughter last night when we got home.…"
Apr 13
MK replied to YC911#15's discussion 'Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My boyfriend also arrived on April 8th. It's only been four days but it feels like forever. He called 3:30 pm Hawaii time, you could already tell that what he was saying was scripted. Even if I didn't watch all those boot camp videos prior…"
Apr 12
Tristensmom liked YC911#15's discussion Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019
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A little about me:
Mother of 2 wonderful grown children; one daughter - a registered nurse and one son - a recruit headed to Great Lakes.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
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...
my son will learn from and grow with.
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 2:42pm on April 8, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

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.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

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!!

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