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 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.
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.
So glad to meet you. Just reading your prayers have encouraged my heart lately and I wanted you to know that. I believe as you do that peace will only come when the Lord Jesus brings it back, but oh how I could use some of His blessed peace in my family right now.
Donna (so you know my real name and not have to use 'NYPD')
21 days and counting till I get to see my cousin again! Whoo hoo! I may not be a Navy Mom, but I helped raise my cousin since he was born. I am so very proud that he was willing to serve his country and follow in the footsteps of most of the men in our family to do so. I'm glad to be a part of this website and wish I had found this so much earlier, it would have answered so many questions. I also say thanks to all of you for making me feel welcome. I felt a little odd, since I'm not his mom, joining a site like this. PIR 24/2010 Here we come!
I finally watched Battle Stations 21 ( the baby is asleep finally!) It was very interesting. I've heard of flight simulators and various emergency drills that are done, but I never knew the Navy was using technology along with the drills to give the SR's a more real world feel. Thanks for posting links to the video. I would have found it interesting even if my cousin wasn't about to face this challenge.
NavyFam, welcome!! It is wonderful for you to step in for his mom! You wll find this website to be VERY supportive, feel free to ask questions or share what is going on. This is a rollercoaster ride of emotions while they are in bc (bootcamp). One of the first things you'll want to do is make your reservations for graduation or Pass In Review (PIR). There will be a meet & greet Thursday evening prior to the PIR, you are welcome to come. In the discussions section you will find where you can RSVP for the Meet&Greet. you will also find a PIR experience, lists of things you could do that weekend, things to take that weekend. Oh, and Very Important Rules for Liberty (his free time that weekend), these are strict rules they are expected to follow & if they are found not following these rules, they could get the whole division in trouble. Something else you can do it to go back in the pages to read posts that are a week or so ago. You may also want to look into other groups, there is a bootcamp moms one & probably a group for the state you live in. Like I said feel free to ask questions. :)
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!