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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A little about me:
Blessed. Married high school sweetheart and approaching our 27th wedding anniversary! :). I'm a Registered Nurse and mother of 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of which joined the NAVY recently. My youngest married her first love in December and he's at boot camp now. PIR 4/10/15. She leaves for boot camp the weekend he graduates. They are both going to A school in Pensacola, FL. about 45min from our home! :) My middle daughter is undecided on job choices, any advice is appreciated. Tia! She is scheduled for boot camp later this summer. And my oldest daughter is getting married May 2nd, 2015. We will have an empty nest all at once which I did not expect. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about Navy Life and the different processes. I know our daughters are in good hands, our US NAVY AND OUR ALMIGHTY GOD!
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Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I've never been in the Navy, but I am cramming knowledge daily! Very interested in full policies and procedures.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:47pm on April 1, 2015, Anna said…

NURSING4BAMA,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. Wow two daughters going off for boot camp this year? I have two daughters that both joined but although they are twins, one went right out of high school and is out now, and her sister went to college first and is now commissioned.  Come join the chat in our group - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! What rating is your first daughter training for?  Does your second daughter have any ideas what she would be interested in?  Does she want to go to sea?  Does she like intellectual work or hands on work?  Hope she discovers what she will be happy doing!  At any rate, we support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 5:44pm on March 30, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 5:41pm on March 30, 2015, 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 the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

What is your future Sailor's rating (job/specialty) or field going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 8:41pm on March 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Join Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!! and Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola and check out Airman Family and Friends

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR, but may fly out on Sunday due to flight availability issues. Plan to leave on Sunday if you are able. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

What is your future Sailor's rating (job/specialty) going to be? (your son-in-law's as well if you want info on that) There are groups for many of the ratings with "A" School in Pensacola.

At 8:39pm on March 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It sounds like your middle daughter may have a contract for one of the PACT programs; if so, the information within Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program will be of interest to you.

At 8:37pm on March 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April. You will meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. (There are links for every month oin that discussion, so also join the group for the month your other daughter ships.) I also suggest you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there.

You may want to check out Mom's of Daughters 2, Mom’s of Navy Daughters, and Women in the Navy.

Your future Sailors may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer them to some good links on there.

At 10:23pm on March 28, 2015, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

-Tiffany

 
 
 

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