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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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Having to loss weight during DEP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tlpemp55 Nov 26, 2018. 2 Replies

My daughter has been in DEP for 6 weeks now. She was told she needed to loss 10 lbs and 3 inches off her waist before boot camp. At first she was doing great, eating right and going to a personal…Continue

 

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A little about me:
I’m a registered nurse working in the operating room. My husband is a crane operator. I have a 21 year old son studying civil engineering. My 19 year old has wanted to join the Navy for years, but tried a year of college first.
I am here to support my
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Will be life changing!
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 9:12am on January 23, 2019, Marianne said…

Just saw your post and wanted to answer any questions you have.  My Sailor just graduated this weekend.  Make sure you attend Sarge's Meet and Greet as you will sit with other families of your Sailor's ship.  He does a fabulous job, plays music, people dance (or not) take group photos holding your sailor's flag, and then eat!  He stands in the line and shakes absolutely everybody's hand and has a brief conversation. He is the real deal.  We stayed at Navy Lodge and hung up the anchor we made.  The Lodge is very close to the PIR, clean, comfortable and affordable $75 per night.  

All sailors ship the very next day.  The buses roll early (think midnight) and will leave from either O'Hare (20 minutes or so from GL) or Midway (and hour or so). Ours was interesting as there was a huge snow storm that stranded everyone.  

Any questions, please let me know... Go Navy!!! You will be thrilled beyond belief.  Congratulations Mom!

marianne

At 3:54pm on January 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make the changes I previously sent in a PM.

At 3:44pm on January 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 10:19pm on December 29, 2018, Melissa said…

How wonderful to have a new friend.  Thank you for friending me.  We are in this together!

At 9:56pm on December 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

You may have turned off the notifications. Click "Settings" and then "Email" and see what you have clicked.

Check in the groups and see if you have clicked "Stop Following." If it says "Follow", then click it. If it says "Stop Following", then you are getting the emails for the posts in that group.

Also, while you are in "Settings" make the changes that I previously sent. The Privacy Settings for this page are still set to "Anyone." If you need me to send the changes again, then let me know.

At 2:19pm on December 12, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 2:11pm on December 12, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 087 and 088 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 9:57pm on October 18, 2018, Anna said…

Tlpemp55,

Thank you for the friend request.  I look forward to sharing this crazy roller coaster experience with you.  Sorry you are having a hard time navigating this site.  Trial and error really is the best teacher, but if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask!!!!

At 1:31pm on October 18, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Thank You for Friending me, if there is anything I can do for you please let me know. And welcome to Navy Moms. I help out on Boot Camp Moms and there is much information that will help guide you thru smoothly.

At 1:43pm on October 17, 2018, Anna said…

Tlpemp55,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. So your daughter leaves for boot camp soon? That time will come quicker than you give it credit for!!  I'm happy to see you already jumped in and joined the conversations on our group page - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

 
 
 

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