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.
Good morning - I saw your note in main chat, but you had signed out. Here is my reply -
Jacksmom17 - Have you watched the BC videos?
I did not have those when my son was in BC but my husband found a timeline for me. It did not follow closely but it helped give me something to think about and have an idea that my prayers for him to get through those specifics were helping him.
Remind your son that he can do this. There is a lot of down time during the ROM - restriction of movement - quarantine time. There might be set backs in the training time but a lot of recruits have been going through this also, and they make it through. There might be a lot of yelling but ship shape himself and encourage him to help his shipmates as well. Remind him to call you from the airport before he meets up with the bus to transport him.
Be sure to come post in the main BC Mom group - you will be among friends there. - Be sure to scroll all the way down past the discussions to the comment section. If viewing this site on a mobile device, be sure to put into desktop mode.
Hi Jacksmom17 - I was just getting ready to sign off when I received the message that you had joined the BC Moms group - I just wanted to welcome you and encourage you to come over to our main page for the group, scroll down towards the bottom to where the comment wall is there and introduce yourself. We have several "veteran" moms on there who will answer questions and offer encouragement. And the others are either there because their loved one is in BC or has been through it recently.
I also saw your comment about your son going to Nuke School. The other group to join is linked in your comments below. My son left for BC three years ago, a month after he graduated from High School. He went through the Nuke pipeline and has been out in the fleet for over a year now. Do not hesitate to post and ask questions in either group.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.
This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.
Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!