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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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 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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Navy.com Para Familias

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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NECKLACES

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

I am looking for the lady that does the jewelry and has the necklaces with the sailors picture on them.  I saw a picture on here one time and i even looked her up either on facebook or just the web.  Now that my son has officially become a sailor and i have a picture of him I really wanted to get a necklace made.  if anyone can help me out please let me know how to contact her.  Thanks.

our first letter

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:01pm 0 Comments

our first letter came today with the graduation information.  i was so exicted to to see what zac had to write.  i should have know it would be short and sweet.  it was still nice to something written from him saying that he was okay.  i am all ready to send my first letter out to him.  my husband actually called me at work to let me know that the letter came, i was so excited i made him read it to me over the phone but i was even more excited to see it in person.  i can't believe how a few…

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WEEK ONE SURVIVAL

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

for all of you have kids at bc right now, we have survived week one without them.  wow what  a tough week, first sending our kids off to unkown territory, the "i'm here call", and then receiving their belongings in the brown box.  apparently it's only going to get better once we get and address and start sending letters, or atleast that's what i'm hoping!  i hope and pray that all of our children our okay and doing well.  my thoughts are with each and every one of!

"kid in a box"

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 6:27pm 2 Comments

zac's belongings came today.  they were sitting on the porch when i got home from work.  i don't know why but i was so scared to open them.  i did and of course starting bawling.  it's only been a few days since he left and yet i find myself still not knowing how to react.  some days i feel like crying and then other days i try to continue on with my life knowing that he is okay and doing something wonderful for everyone.  but inside i continue to think about him and replay over and over in…

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At 11:39pm on March 8, 2012, jenniferzcrazyplace said…

I just wanted to tell you I am originally from Sharon PA.  Boy do i miss Daffins Chocolate..I hope you are doing well!  :o)

At 9:33pm on February 24, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Now you have a link to the survival guide on your own page. You'll always be able to find it here. Be sure to check out ALL the links, especially the ones to the RTC.

At 9:32pm on February 24, 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. NOTE to moms: your emotions are going to go through some real highs and lows. It's all part of letting go. It would be unnatural for you not to feel a sense of loss, even though you are very proud. That loss is saying goodbye to his/her "childhood" and their dependence on you, as his/her "mom" - it's a role we have embraced from their birth. How can we not feel something when it is changing FAST? Just stay with us. The Boot Camp Moms, Navy MEPS/Dep and the PIR groups are here to see you through from beginning to end.

BunkerQB,

At 5:28pm on February 24, 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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