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.
So tomorrow my first born son will be leaving for boot camp and I am a ball of emotions! I know he will be just fine and he is bettering himself but not being able to talk to him for 8 weeks is going…Continue
"My youngest daughter left for BC on February 11th so I totally know how you feel. It was about 2.5 weeks before I got her graduation letter and then another day or so when I got my first actual letter from her. It’s really hard but encouraging…"
"Hi Kim. I totally know how you feel. My only child, my daughter left on 2/19/20 and it has been hard for me. I have not heard from her yet and should expect a call from her this week since it will be her week 2. My dogs miss her very much as well.…"
"Hi Katie, the best thing you can do for him now is alot of praise for what he is doing. You miss him but try not to dwell on that in your letters. Give him encouragement and keep him updated on what's happening at home and with his friends. Go…"
"it is hard not knowing but I guess we have to get used to this-my daughter arrived 1030 on tues night and I got her form letter following fri so I guess she must have started as soon as she arrived with P-1.havent yet heard from her but I am super…"
"You must be excited, we will keep your child in prayer, and you as well.
I was the same when my child was in training. I missed the first two calls, I was going crazy, I couldn’t call back. I waited for my child to call me. Talk about…"
"Skierchick70-- Welcome! (are you from CO by chance? or is that a reference to water-skiing?)
Yes if she left Yesterday (You got the "I'm here Call late last night/ early this morning) Today is P1. Tomorrow is P2. Sat and Sun…"
"OK, so I gotta ask. My daughter flew out last night (wednesday). So, thursday is P1? By Feb. 19 she will take her PFA and her PIR date should be around 9 fridays counting Feb.14? Thanks for helping all us newbies understand all this!"
"You are welcome. Read the files! Watch the "Making a Sailor" Videos (on the Left). Post on the main page for support. and here is my Blog on the first weeks. there is more in the files at the top of the main Boot camp…"
"Yes, It is a 3rd party app not affiliated with the Military. Think of it as a post card. Whatever you write on there can be read by anyone at Sandboxx. and once they read the information..... they can do with it what they…"
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!!