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!

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 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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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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csingl504
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PROUD BUT STILL WAITING

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:46pm 4 Comments

As of today 7/24/12 my daughter has been gone to boot camp for 4 weeks. So far one call ( the arrival ) and a few quick words in the back of her form letter. I continue to write every week to uplift her in case she's having a hard time. I have seen so many parents talk about letters and phone calls. I run to the mail everyday hoping to receive just one letter. I miss my kid so much. Any one else with a loved one in the same division ship 09 division 266. I know she's ok. Just wanna hear her…

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Trying to be strong

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:40pm 27 Comments

My daughter left on Tuesday. Today is thursday I'm still waiting to hear from her. Hoping all the horror stories are untrue. Just want her to be strong and make it through boot camp. Man I never knew I would be so kid- sick. :((((

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At 11:34am on August 3, 2012, cody furt mom Dar ship9div266 said…

Just dropped in to say hi and see how you are doing?  Have you sent her a calling card from calls for recruits.org it's free to her and you.  

At 6:53pm on June 30, 2012, Sandy's_sailor son said…

Hi csingl504. Welcome to your Navy family. We have all experienced what you are going through. I cried like a baby when my son left for boot camp. Now I look forward to hearing about all his adventures in the Navy.

Once your daughter is out of boot camp. You won't feel so isolated from her. She will be able to call you often.

There are some wonderful veteran Navy moms on this site. These veteran Navy moms were so much help to me while my son was in boot camp two years ago. My son entered boot camp June 15, 2010.  My son had a hard time with the running part of the PFA due to blisters on his feet. (and not being prepared physically before entering). 

His Chief RDC (Recruit Division Commander) pushed him to the limit so he would pass. All of the RDC's are very dedicated to their Recruits success in boot camp. They go out of their way to help them achieve their goals.

If you have any questions or concerns.  Please feel free to ask me. You can send via personal message if you like or on my page.

Sandy:)

At 2:28pm on June 29, 2012, abbyblue said…

You will be fine its hard to let them go but it will so much fun to see her in a few weeks at PIR. that was for me something i will not forget.pray you have other things to keep busy until you see her.

At 11:36pm on February 29, 2012, BunkerQB said…

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.

BunkerQB,

At 3:58pm on February 29, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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