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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.

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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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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flygirl1104 replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'My little boy is now a man and left today'
"My daughter left today also! She is so nervous but excited. My stomach has been in knots all day. I wish your son the best of luck and hope you get your phone call soon."
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"You might also want to join the Moms of Daughters group - here's the link: Moms of Daughters 2"
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Hey, My name is Kimberly and I live in Houston, Texas. I have a wonderful career as a flight attendant for a major airline. I'm very blessed to have four amazing children. My last daughter whom I was lucky enough to adopt from my niece when she was just one years old. The youngest is the one who is now in BC. My family and I are very excited for her and think this is going to be a great opportunity for her to find out who she really is and gain a lot of self confidence. This is a totally new adventure for me as she is the only one of my children to enlist. I'm excited to be apart of this amazing group. Thank you!
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At 12:50am on November 8, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 023 and 024 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.

There is info on Ship 10 and more in Ship/Division--How it Works.

At 11:56pm on October 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You mentioned in the Main Room of Chat that your daughter may have a contract for a sub job. If so, then join Sub Moms and GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday.See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

What is her rating (job) going to be or does she have a contract for SECF?

At 10:14pm on October 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined GM Mom's. You will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for GM can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/gm.pdf. (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)  That indicates 27 weeks, but GM “A” School is about 16 weeks after classing up and they have ATT for about 4 weeks before starting “A” School. The 27 weeks appears to be the average time in GL, including the HOLD time waiting to class up. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/gunner-s-mate-gm-navy-enlisted-rating-descriptions-3345820 has more info for you.

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.)

TRAINING SUPPORT CENTER GREAT LAKES STUDENT HANDBOOK has some info for you. It was revised 15 April 2019. 

At 10:13pm on October 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after your recruit's arrival at RTC. Let me know when you know your recruit's ship and division. I will have more info for you.

At 10:12pm on October 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

Take care and blessings to you and yours

At 5:32pm on October 22, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You might also want to join the Moms of Daughters group - here's the link:

Moms of Daughters 2

At 3:45pm on October 22, 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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