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.
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.
"My kiddo left on 9/3 I don't know his division yet. I'm waiting for the form letter. Most days I'm okay but there are days that I just melt down with sadness. Being the oldest it's the first time we've been through this even…"
"RTC announced last week that beginning with Div 409, the box is no longer being sent home. They will now be stored locally and returned to the recruits the day before graduation. Our form letter took 3 weeks as my son had to wait for a 900 division…"
"Yes, wait until you get the form letter. Sometimes they have to wait for the division to fill up so PIR is later. Sometimes they get in a Push division so PIR is earlier. If you haven't gotten the Box yet you will soon, and…"
"Hang in there. The first few weeks are the hardest. My son graduated 8/9/19 and now i look back and kick myself for worrying so much. But hey, that's what moms do. I learned 1 thing to be true...no news is good news. If they get injured or are…"
I don’t have a recruit in that division (mine has been in a few years now) but I certainly understand the part about having a hard time. It is such a sudden and complete transition. I allowed myself time to cry but also made sure…"
"I got a text message from this number dont really know who it is. my son didnt really tell me too much about anything. i got an address but this very helpful lady has informed me to wait till i get the form letter. it was kind of all a…"
"My son left on 9/3 I don't know what division is in yet. Waiting on the form letter from him. Mostly I'm fine except for every once in awhile I get sad. Yesterday at work I had two little meltdowns over silly things. When I got in the car…"
"Duke 0625, My son has now been in the Navy for 2 1/2 years. It seem like forever. The motto "no news is good news" really is true. If something bad happens you will hear. This is the hard part of boot camp. …"
"No I dont have any other kids. I try to write but Im not a writer. I started a letter last week but dont really know what to say and dont want to upset him. I have been so stressed out that Im not sleeping at night. Yesterday…"
"My son left 9/5. I don’t know his Div yet. Have you been writing to him? The time will go fast. We will look back on this and be so proud of them. It’s hard letting them grow up! Do you have other children? I do not. I try to keep myself…"
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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…"
Divisions 409and 410 are brother divisions and train together and will haveBattle Stations-21 (BST)together, so lookfor others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and askwhenBattle Stations-21 (BST)will be so you willknow when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you getThe 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.
If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
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.
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