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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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Kristie proud mama
  • Female
  • Elkton, MD
  • United States

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Phoenixmom left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"Kristie I forgot to mention to figure out when PIR will be you can guesstimate by counting 9 Fridays including the first Friday which is august 23rd when she leaves. Now it can be the week after or week before depending if she has to wait for her…"
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Phoenixmom left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"If you have any questions or Concerns please reach out, Everything will be fine. Let her know we all are routing for her and to take it one breathe and one day at a time."
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Phoenixmom left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"Hi Kristie and Welcome, Make sure that you spend as much time with her as possible, sneak a note, scripture in her wallet. you and her take a look at the videos together and the PFA requirements so she knows what needs to be accomplished. I have to…"
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Kristie proud mama left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"26 days until we say goodbye for a little while, to my baby girl. I am totally not prepared to let go."
Jul 26
E3 navy mom replied to Kristie proud mama's discussion 'First time military mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Make sure she gets ad much sleep as possible! My daughter got there July 16th and before she left she said that 1st day she was going to have to stay up a very long time. I'm a newbie as well, waiting to get mailing address."
Jul 22
Anna left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"Kristie proud mama, I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! So sorry it has taken me so long to send this to you but my husband and I are traveling and I don't always get on my computer. But…"
Jul 11
Kyles Mom replied to Kristie proud mama's discussion 'First time military mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I am sure the other ladies on here have gave some good advice but I wanted to say you too are in training (I figured this out yesterday) and your daughter made an amazing decision for her future.  Wait for your letter that will arrive after 2…"
Jul 2
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kristie proud mama's discussion 'First time military mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"And here's the link to the Moms of Daughters group: Moms of Daughters 2"
Jul 1
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kristie proud mama's discussion 'First time military mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"USPS Informed Delivery - sign up and receive an email from the US Postal Service showing what mail you will be getting each day (if available in your area).   USPS Informed Delivery"
Jul 1
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kristie proud mama's discussion 'First time military mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Welcome Kristie - You are in the right place!  Most of your questions can be answered here in the boot camp group.  To figure out when PIR (graduation) might be you count 9 Fridays from when she leaves.  But remember, this is just a…"
Jul 1
Kristie proud mama added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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First time military mom

My daughter leaves August 23rd, any all advise welcomed. I know as a mom we never stop worrying about our babies. Will it get easier? Are there any lists or websites you suggest, can we send them care packages? How do I know when she will complete bootcamp, so we can make travel arrangements?
Jul 1
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Kristie proud mama
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to…"
Jul 1

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A little about me:
My daughter is leaving for boot camp Aug. 23rd 2019. Very proud of her, very nervous and scared. My first born and we are very very close.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
She would never have in our home town

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At 2:09pm on August 15, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Kristie I forgot to mention to figure out when PIR will be you can guesstimate by counting 9 Fridays including the first Friday which is august 23rd when she leaves. Now it can be the week after or week before depending if she has to wait for her Div. to fill with the next shipment of Recruits or if she filled the div. prior. When you receive the form letter this will have her actual PIR date her address so you can send letters. also there are a few apps that you can sign up to as well. Remember her box will be shipped Fed Ex and will need to be signed for.

USPS Informed Delivery

App to assist with writing letters: Sandboxx - Military App is an App that can assist with communicating with and sending pictures from your phone to your recruit and later Sailor when s/he is "off the grid" and only able to receive physical mail. Using the App, you can send pics in a note that includes a postage paid addressed envelope for your recruit or Sailor to write back. The cost is $2.33 to $3 per letter depending on how you choose to use the App. (See https://www.sandboxx.us/ to learn more and/or to download the App.)

At 12:53pm on August 15, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

If you have any questions or Concerns please reach out, Everything will be fine. Let her know we all are routing for her and to take it one breathe and one day at a time.

At 12:51pm on August 15, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Kristie and Welcome, Make sure that you spend as much time with her as possible, sneak a note, scripture in her wallet. you and her take a look at the videos together and the PFA requirements so she knows what needs to be accomplished. I have to say knowing that she will be fine will not take the worry away. Your Emotions will be all over and that is an understatement. I knew my Son was going in a Year ago before he left and let me tell you I was still a mess for a least 2 1/2 weeks. Nothing can really prepare you for this long 8-9 weeks. Just know that we all are here for you and we haven't lost a MOM yet. I will put some sites down for you and make sure you go over things to do before she leaves. also have her put you down to call you for any reason medical and so forth she will need to sign a paper in there to do so, without this you will not be notified. A POA is also a good thing to have.

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"

See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT)

See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC.)

At 2:18pm on July 26, 2019, Kristie proud mama said…
26 days until we say goodbye for a little while, to my baby girl. I am totally not prepared to let go.
At 7:45pm on July 11, 2019, Anna said…

Kristie proud mama,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! So sorry it has taken me so long to send this to you but my husband and I are traveling and I don't always get on my computer. But I'm glad you found us! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter leaves for boot camp soon?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - 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!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 1:42pm on July 1, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to 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.  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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