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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 our son left for Great Lakes last week. He was told that he would start this adventure with 14 days of quarantine due to Covid 19 and then he would start the 8 week schedule. His class is the…Continue
"Francis & Haley'sMoM __ I hope you both are doing well!! You are not being ignored, As has been said most of us only have time to monitor the main BC site with all the other stuff we do. If you haven't yet done so you might want…"
"Hi! New to the group. My name is Jennifer.
My son’s date got moved up to TUESDAY. Anyone know the MEPS protocol? Do we say our goodbyes at the receipt office? My son doesn’t yet know the answers & I need To make arrangements with my…"
"Great info, thanks. So your son left boot camp with 3 pieces of "luggage"? Is the garment bag navy issued and how they carry any uniform pieces they are issued at boot camp? So that and the sea bag are baggage checked…"
"Son scheduled to leave for Boot Camp in mid-July and am guessing that the 2 week hotel quarantine will still probably be in place then. He is hearing/reading that when in the hotel before moving over to Great Lakes facility, there that…"
I am so sorry. I have been wondering about you. I had no idea you were commenting on here. Praise God that she made it there safely and I'm sorry you had truck problems while taking her to MEPS. This post is gonna be…"
"Oh I just seen your message here. I thought I was being ignored lol. Anyway I got the I’m safe call from her. She wasn’t reading anything. She actually got to talk about not knowing if she will be keeping her phone or not for these first…"
"Well just got the I made it I’m safe call from my daughter. She said she isn’t sure if she will be able to keep her phone for the 2 week quarantine period. I guess we will know soon but at least she got to call and tell me she made it."
"Ok so I wasn’t able to speak with my daughters recruiter yesterday so we are still clueless. My truck broke down on the way to drop my daughter off for BC so she called an Uber while I sat on side the road for 3 hours."
"My daughter leaves tomorrow for BC and we were also told she would be in quarantine for 2 weeks. I do know that they will be at a hotel off site. Other than that I have no idea either. Praying she can call soon after she arrives. I have a great…"
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!!