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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.

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

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 is no 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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cindylou1
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  • san tan valley, AZ
  • United States

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cindylou1 replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you everyone..I have already felt the love and understanding here. I do believe ..other friends and family just don't get it...not even my husband gets it...my other sons don't get it!!   But here...here... You all know my…"
Apr 14
belovedbyHim replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
Apr 14
ShawnMom replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Welcome CindyLou1 and keep breathing. The Boot Camp Blues are rough some days but you will make it. Keep that cell phone charged and attached to you. Answer every call! You can politely say, "no thank you" to unwanted callers. I rarely…"
Apr 13
mom2blondies replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Oh cindylou, I remember those exact feelings all too well! It too all my strength to let go of that last hug at the hotel when we dropped him off. Tears would start pouring randomly all day every day for weeks. It truly is a sort of grieving process…"
Apr 13
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hang in there cindylou1......we'll get you through this.  Be sure to count Friday's rather than actual days (it will help the time pass quicker) and keep your phone close by.  Answer all calls you get because you just never know…"
Apr 13
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The Hammer replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Morning! We are a little over 3 years in our journey now and what I can share is that life now will be different. It gets much better after bc as the lack of communication is difficult. Just try to stay busy, write those letters and have faith!"
Apr 13
partyofseven replied to cindylou1's discussion 'My heart is aching!!!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good Morning again cindy lou1, I left you a welcome message on your profile page. When you are ready come and post on the comment wall of Boot camp moms. You will find a lot of support there as well and a great group of moms on there also. …"
Apr 13
partyofseven left a comment for cindylou1
"Good Morning cindylou 1 and welcome to our group. We are glad that you are here. I will post some links for you to read over. It is great information to have and we have some wonderful moms on here.  :) I am glad that you got your call already.…"
Apr 13
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My heart is aching!!!

I too said "Farewell" to my son Sunday as he left my arms to begin a new chapter of his life. He arrived in BC last night. I received my "last" phone call around 10pm. I cried myself to sleep!!   I have NEVER felt this much heart ache!! I am proud of him, his dreams and his future goals. I know he will do great things!!  But....he is my best friend!!  Letting go was the hardest thing I have ever done!!  I can't stop crying!!  Every time I look at something, think about something, see a photo,…See More
Apr 13
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for cindylou1
"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…"
Apr 12

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My son just arrived to BC yesterday in IL.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

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At 8:26am on April 13, 2021, partyofseven said…

Good Morning cindylou 1 and welcome to our group. We are glad that you are here. I will post some links for you to read over. It is great information to have and we have some wonderful moms on here.  :)

I am glad that you got your call already. it will get better I promise!!

I am also in Az and I stick around and am one of the moms that helps out the new moms that join!!  :)

At 10:58am on April 12, 2021, 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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