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!

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.

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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

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

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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My son is leaving for boot camp oct 1 going to miss him i know i will be emotional wreck. Just curious what other moms do to make this easier and not stressful for our kids

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Comment by Phoenixmom on September 9, 2019 at 11:22am

Amy spend as much time as you can with him, ask him to put a voicemail on your phone so when those days that you are really missing him, you can listen to his voice. Also slip a note of encouragement into his wallet maybe even a scripture. This will help him for those long strenuous days he will have. Know he will be missing home as well and this will be such a surprise and much needed to find. There really isn't any easy way, But to stay busy in the meantime. Start writing your letters number them and see how he receives them. Many of the Mothers use the sandbox app. I will put it down for you.

 Some loved ones include self-addressed stamped envelopes for their recruits to use for letters to them. 

(See https://www.sandboxx.us/

Please come join Boot camp Moms  Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

Comment by lemonelephant on September 9, 2019 at 12:17pm

Amy, I left info on your My Page yesterday that will help you prepare.

Don't go missing him before he is gone. Make memories and help him prepare.

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