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!
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.
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.
My son left for bootcamp last week, Thursday, but due to weather conditions they did not arrive until Friday - I received his scripted phone call at about 3:45 pm on Friday. It's been a long weekend,…Continue
"As of August 29 it will be 2yrs he has been gone. He's a nuke so he just finished school. I have to be honest it hasn't gotten easier. I was young when I had him and raised him alone. I didn't get a lot of letters but I wrote a…"
"LisaLove here are the area codes to watch for. And the Key is to stay busy. I know it's easier said than done, believe me. come join Boot camp Moms you can learn a lot and get many great answers as well.
If you have a phone call from the 847…"
"My daughter shipped 7/17, just missed the bad weather. Today is the first day i have not been busy with work and have started a questionnaire to send to her just to be doing something. i am at over 40 questions i will probably split up and send in…"
"Just like you, my son was scheduled to ship out on Thursday 07/18 but his flight was canceled. He arrived in Chicago the following day—the 19th—but didn’t get picked up until after midnight. I didn’t get the call…"
"Thanks for your response, glad to hear your son is doing well. I can't wait to know my son's graduation date, planning your trip to graduation is an awesome way to Las time. Good News: my son called this afternoon. He just completed his…"
"My son left for bootcamp July 2nd. I feel your pain!! I send a card or letter twice a week so that he will get something from home. He has written and I have sent extra stamps, envelopes and paper so that he can use them to write or to share with…"
"I received "The Box" yesterday, it was good to smell his scent and to see what items they made him return. I have watched the you tube videos, Making a Soldier and I agree they helped me a great deal. I'm trying to keep…"
"Be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page. You'll find lots of good info there. Once you get the official letter (9-14 days after arrival) you can then start writing and you'll be…"
"My daughter arrived 7-16. Her personal items came home yesterday, and I'm still "blue", but so proud at the same time. I YouTube what boot camp was like so I could get a feel for what was going on. Stay busy, mark that calender for…"
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!!