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Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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New Navy Wife

Hi All, 

     My husband arrived at boot camp on 1-8-19. We are expecting our first child 3-16-19, a sweet little girl we plan on naming Emmalynn. Since he left I received his box of clothes but nothing else, no letter, I don't even have his address so I can't send letters. I wish I knew how he was doing, it is so hard!! How do you moms/spouses do it? I found this site in hopes of not feeling so alone in this new lifestyle! 


Added by Destiny443 on January 19, 2019 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

Form Letter

Hello All,

My son's PIR was pushed back to March 01, 2019.  He gave me his division # and PIR date, however I did not get his Ship#, in order to get proper address.  Will that be provided in the form letter and how long before I receive that letter.  I spoke to my son on January 03, 2019.  Any info would greatly be appreciated!  Thanks

Added by beaufort71 on January 17, 2019 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

American redcross

Does anyone know if we all receive a letter from them ? I haven’t heard from my daughter since she arrived at BC and I’m worried but hopefully everything is ok and we all receive it. Division 130 ship 7

Added by Sailormom2SMC on January 17, 2019 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Feeling nervous

I received her box today. She messed the address up twice and wrote her phone number on the box instead of mine. I can only imagine she must have been very scared and stressed as she was writing that. But it does name me wonder if I will receive any of her letters in the future. Guess I’ll just go do her dirty laundry for now.

Added by MJ on January 14, 2019 at 11:27am — 6 Comments


Hi! I've been posting so much more because I can't inbox anyone LOL also because its getting closer to my recruit's PIR date and as I learn things I like to give back to everyone else. This site has been amazing! I joined right after she enlisted and as it gets closer it gets even more amazing! I tried everything to get my inbox to work but I can't. I also can't comment back on your page? lol I thought maybe it was because you were private but then you commented on mine so idk, I hope you see… Continue

Added by Amanda0602 on January 10, 2019 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

Baby girl arrived at boot camp on 01/07/19

⚓️Sailormom2SMC ⚓️

Added by Sailormom2SMC on January 9, 2019 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Help Please Admins

Hi! I cannot reply or send emails anymore :( I can create comments, create blogs, and receive emails but can't write back. Any idea why? Thanks in advance!

Added by Amanda0602 on December 28, 2018 at 4:41pm — 14 Comments

Son arrived at boot camp Dec. 13

My youngest son arrived at boot camp on Dec. 13 I thought it would be easier for me since I already have a son in the Navy, but it is still hard going through this process.

Added by M and J's mom77 on December 26, 2018 at 8:10pm — 40 Comments

Christmas at Boot Camp

Hi there!  Merry Christmas to everyone!

My son entered Boot Camp on November 22.  He is in division 083.  I had hoped for a call at Christmas, but alas, did not get one.  It's not like it was promised or anything, I just miss him and had hoped for one.

So, what did they do on Christmas at Boot Camp?  I can't seem to find much.   I don't think he is far enough along to be part of the Adopt-A-Sailor group.  Did they have a full/regular day?  Did he get or do anything special? …


Added by Melissa on December 26, 2018 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Nervous Mom

So my daughter started camp in Oct and was just  pushed  to the FIT division as she hurt her knee on her final PT run and was not able to finish..Has anyone been through this. She did call to let me know she would not graduate this week and that the x-rays would come back today.. 

I am not sure if or who I can reach to find out what the results are and when she  will be able to retest. They only allowed her less than  5 mins to call and of  course was in tears the whole…


Added by FLGtrGrl on December 10, 2018 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

Missed First Phone Call

So my son finally got to call me...I was at work and missed his call. I was so upset the rest of my shift....Looking forward to Graduation Jan 04

Added by Tamara Navy Mom NC on December 9, 2018 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments

Honoring those who served at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941


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Added by NAVYMOMK on December 5, 2018 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

New to this...

My daughter left and reported on November 13 and we got her phone call that she was safe and sound on November 14th.

I haven't heard from her since.  I have no idea what to expect and when she might call again.  Haven't got her address to send things to her, letters.  She did say it might be a while though.  

We did get her box back a week later with all her stuff.

I am at a loss... can anyone help with what I can expect or when I might get to talk to her?

Added by Tami on November 28, 2018 at 2:12pm — 13 Comments

Remember Highschool Football Stadium Seats?

I am so glad I haven’t donated or disposed of the stadium seats I used for highschool and college games.  Packing three for trip to PIR.  Yes...taking 2 extra for my SR’s father and aunt.  

Have spoken with with my son 3 times today.  He warned me about the bleachers at PIR and be prepared to walk a lot.  I’m very practical.  I may near my muck boots for the track to the graduation the put on my nicer shoes once I arrive.  Maybe I will purchase a clear vinyl bag to carry them…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 22, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Confusion about graduation from boot camp policies

I receive many request about graduation procedures and policies. Please see my survival guide at It is always updated when changes occur.

Added by OldSarge on November 19, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Missed His zphone Call

havent heard a peep from him and he finally calls.  By the time I pick up the phone he’s gone.  I receive one phone call and I conference the ex’s family in so everyone can talk.i find his picture on the recruit website and I send to ex’s family.  This morning no one could reciprocate my kindnesses.  I’m tired.  Someone please claim me to sit with and enjoy graduation.  I just don’t think I have it in me to have to deal with them for two days on my own.  God would get me through if I have…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 18, 2018 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

I Finally Had A Glimpse Of My Son!!!!

U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command blessed me with a glimpse of my son marching in the snow with his ship mates.  He looks great!!!!!  He looks confident and proud!!!!  I cried like a baby.  I am still planning to knock him on the back of his head like Gibbs does DeNozo on NCIS because I have not received ONE letter.  I have been a worried mother hen only to find out he is doing great!!!!  I took a screen shot and forwarded it to everyone I know.  The happy smirk was there.  It will be such…


Added by USNMOM4LIFE on November 15, 2018 at 6:01pm — 4 Comments

First phone call

Finally heard from my son this morning. They just allowed an hour of phone calls. Since after the 5 vaccinations were given, he’s been suffering cold and congested and he sounds awful on the phone and not taking any medication for it. Thank God, no fever. My son was chosen as a Port Leader in his division. Being a division leader, he's the first to wake up and the last one to go to bed. So he's sleep and rest deprived.  Poor baby. His…


Added by Manay24 on November 10, 2018 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

Pensacola A-School - room items

Hi everyone-

Newbie mom to a Boot Camp graduate, now in Pensacola for A-School.  He has asked us to send him his laptop, smart tv, and xbox, but at the same time is complaining about the WiFI in his room.  Can anyone tell me or give me advice as to what the procedure is there for internet/WiFi in their rooms? Does he purchase something from them?

Any help and guidance is greatly appreciated...

Added by mamabear3 on October 31, 2018 at 11:34am — 4 Comments

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