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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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Inkiri
  • Female
  • Clarks Summit, PA
  • United States

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Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Thanks. I'm pretty active on the Ship 4 FB page, which is where I received a lot of comfort and information. I always thought having a kid in RCU is worse than in basic training, because we as parents have a pretty good idea of what the kids do…"
Oct 3, 2018
Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"My son was FFD on 9/26 and went to a new division after 10 long weeks in Ship 4 RCU. He'll graduate next week! But I'm going to stay in this group so I can help other worried moms."
Oct 3, 2018
Inkiri replied to AbbyM's discussion 'Stress Fracture of the ankle' in the group RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741
"They seem to set recruits back on a case-by-case basis after RCU. Your son will have more info in the next few weeks."
Aug 18, 2018
Inkiri replied to AbbyM's discussion 'Stress Fracture of the ankle' in the group RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741
"*hug* I've been in your shoes, Abby. *hugs* My son called the night before battlestations - I was literally packing for PIR! He's been in RCU with a stress fracture since 7/12. My son's now in phase 2, meaning he's off crutches…"
Aug 17, 2018
Inkiri commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"I am new to this group and just read your post. I wish him a speedy recovery - and I wish you lots of sanity!"
Aug 6, 2018
Inkiri replied to Sarah's Human's discussion 'Fractured Fibia--RCU 6 days before PIR' in the group RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741
"Hi! I don't know if you'll receive this because you updated us several months ago. My son's in RCU for a stress fracture. He was one week from PIR when he was injured. I'm wondering how common it is for someone to…"
Jul 27, 2018
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Inkiri
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    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…"
Jul 26, 2018

Profile Information

A little about me:
Busy working mom of 2 great boys and a bulldog.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
can set you up for a life of success.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!

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At 3:04pm on July 27, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 3:04pm on July 27, 2018, lemonelephant said…

What is your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field going to be? There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. I have info on all of the ratings and fields and the PACT programs. 

Take care and blessings to you and yours.  

At 3:02pm on July 27, 2018, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.

At 2:40pm on July 26, 2018, lemonelephant said…
At 11:16am on July 26, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

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.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

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!!

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