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!
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.
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 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.
"C'sMom - So good he was finally able to start! Seems so long ago that BC ended so it's about time they get them started. I hope everything works the way he wants with his career! My son is still on track to graduate on 2/4 and then starts…"
"C'sMom - If the tracking showed it was delivered he should still get it. My son got a package delivered but it was several days before he was actually able to get it. He said if the box was to big to fit into their small lock boxes at their…"
"C's mom - Sorry I don't have info on reservist schedule either. So glad your son finally got out of GL and is doing well down there. Yes the visits were nice and a little difficult at the same time. It was easier sending him off this time…"
"Vintage - Yes time will go by much quicker for him starting tomorrow. My son said he loves it and the day fly's by. He did tell me last night that training has changed from the traditional. The only written test they have taken is end of week 1…"
"C'smom - I'd be nervous to purchase anything until he is told he gets liberty. You can purchase airline tickets right up to departure day if seats are available. Just depends what is available through each airline. I set my son up with an…"
"C'smom - hope they get him down there soon as it makes communication so much easier. Yes, they stop classes for 2 weeks at Christmas and are granting them liberty. He will have to perform 2 weeks of ROM once he returns. He said it will be worth…"
"Vintage & C'smom - Been awhile since I've been on here and have a lot of catching up to do LOL. C'smom, Hope your son gets down there soon and out of GL!! Vintage, has your son classed up yet and done his INDOC classes?
I don't really know too much about MAA. What is C school for? Our son just graduated from police academy and back in March, mainly because of Covid/economy and the advantage this would give him in getting a job, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves with the hope that he would get the MAA job. He did (and that's another long story) but after he graduates A school, he hopes to find a job locally as a police office. He enlisted just before the riots, so that adds another dimension to him being a police office. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes active duty if the economy isn't better after A school. So I guess we will just wait and see. Not sure if he would or could do C school. That is for a specialty, correct?
Glad you are enjoying being a part of the group and hopefully gleaning information to help you along this new journey. It is hard to let our kids go and this is an even harder time with the extra silence at BC. I did not know anything about this site nor am I on FB so I did BC alone and with the RTC website. Once I found this site, I started doing a lot more comparing of what I should expect and that didn't always work out - especially our PIR weekend. So, I do what I can to help others see you can get through this even with the ups and downs. Learning to be flexible has been a big change for me and my "planning" personality. You learn to embrace the times together, the phone calls, the letters, the emails - whatever it is because silence is part of the Navy life and staying positive in the middle of the adjustments as well as prayer is what gets me though.
Welcome to BC Mom's Group - Glad you joined. We have a lot of information on that page and more of the new members post in the comment section there than follow in the main chat area. Be sure to scroll down most of the page to see the comment box.
Welcome to N4M site. B'sNukeMom shared the link below for the BC Moms group. We are glad you are here Kim and that your husband Troy is helping you out as well. I agree the Navy Dad site doesn't have as much activity there but we will help you as best as we can. - My sailor has been in for 3 years now and is out in the fleet as a Nuke.
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!!