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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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.
My son is in Ship 07/Div 128. Hang in there, you will get your letter. I was getting anxious and then I got 3 at one time. It works the other way too because my son complained he wasn't get any mail (we sent tons) and then he got a whole bunch together. Boy is it hard in between hearing though. This one is my baby - the last to leave home. What a way to sever the apron strings!
I didn't even ask who is bunk mate was but I know I've asked that in a letter. We are staying at the Navy Lodge. Since my SR is going across the street to A school I wanted to be as close to base as possible so we could pick him up at a moments notice for Liberty that weekend.
I am disappointed that we won't be able to make the meet & greet, our plane doesn't land until 8pm Thursday night :(
I'm waiting for another letter this weekend as well. My SR did mention that the large envelope I sent him was already full of letters he's received and that he was sending it home today. He asked me for another envelope to put letters he's received in and more labels (I had printed up labels with his address and for family to make his mailing easier).
Hi jbr, I was thinking about my conversation with my SR yesterday and one of the questions I asked him was if he had made any friends in his division. He said he was hanging around with someone from Alabama and Georgia. I occurred to me this morning that you are from Alabama. I wish they had more time to talk yesterday, there were so many questions I had for him and they all flew out the window when I saw the phone number come across my phone.
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.