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 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.
"Bethvac65 - I'm so sorry. It's really heartbreaking for us moms/dads knowing there is nothing we can do but be strong and let them know how proud we are of them. Please let him know if he is separated, he should be proud as he displayed…"
"It’s hard enough knowing they’ve chosen a profession that isn’t exactly safe. Then you’re hit with being completely out of the loop when they’re injured/ill. I almost fell into a neurotic state!
As another mom told me:…"
Glad you got some details. The unknown is dreadful.
If he’s never had this sort of thing occur until arriving at GL I wonder if he may be having a reaction to the “peanut butter shot.”
He might have a long road in…"
"Thank you so much. Praying that there is a reasonable explanation for whatever happened and that it's not something that will result in separation. It's so hard...I've never been in a position where I couldn't just call somebody…"
I’m going to predicate this with the absolute certainty that the Navy will go overboard if someone thinks something might be wrong neurologically.
That said, if he needs a neuro consult it wasn’t just a headache. If he…"
Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR, but may fly out on Sunday due to flight availability issues. Plan to leave on Sunday if you are able. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you getThe Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases, but may be earlier for you. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.
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!!