This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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.
I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains what appears to be your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)
Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.
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 Sailor.
Thank you so much! I am going to check out that hotel and then I will get back to you! I feel like I am in a tough place because my boyfriends mom just got a new job and so they don't think they are going to make it but aren't positive. I of course, want to wait for them - but I am nervous because I don't want places to be filling up and I already had to book my flight to get a decent price haha. I will get back to you and I really am appreciative and grateful for your help! Thank you so much!
Hi, good to meet someone from Louisiana. My son, Jacob, is in bc. I have only received one note from him on the back of the form letter. It was fairly long, two paragraphs. He misses home of course. He said Pdays were "horrible". I was glad to hear from him. But I worry about what he is going through. He is 23 years old and the youngest of 3. I hope and pray to God every day to keep him safe. I hope Brian's next letter will be more encouraging. Just keep writing him and tell him how proud you are of him. Where is his A school?
Hey! Got your "message to group" about your son's letter. I am a N4Moms veteran mom who stayed on the PIR groups to help...my son is actually finishing his Navy stint today...will be discharged today. But just wanted to say...I still remember his bootcamp experience well. These first few weeks are very very hard for them. Not all SRs will be honest when they write home because they don't want their families to worry...so they may say it is wonderful and easy. Trust me...it's not. They are being yelled at, mentored, and they truly don't think they can do anything right at this point. BUT....that will change by about training week 4 (usually about 6 weeks after they have left home). It DOES get better for them, they start accomplishing alot, and they become more confident. Hang in there...I know this hurts a mom's heart. I even thought at one point that my son wanted to quit...when he realized I was thinking that way, he said, "Mom, you think I'm giving up? NO WAY! I'm going to get through this and become a sailor!" And he did! So vent when you need to and know things will get better. Also, when you send a Message to Group as you did, just know that all ladies on here don't receive it. Plus...there is no way to respond to it other than the way I'm doing it here or to send you a message.
It will get better! Just keep encouraging him and don't pass on any bad news! They need to hear all positive from home now...you are his biggest cheerleader!
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!
We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.