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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!

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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Margaret
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2BoysMomTN left a comment for Margaret
"Hey! Sorry for late reply. I don't get the greatest service - phone data or internet where we live- the boonies of TN outside of Nashville.  I saw you got the I'm here call- all of 10 seconds.  This has been the hardest 3.5 weeks…"
Jun 7
sunnyFL left a comment for Margaret
"Sandboxx is the mail app.  I signed up and have not used it yet because Im still waiting on the Form letter with the address.  Other Military Moms highly recommend it bc the letters get there quicker.  I guess its a bit more expensive…"
Jun 6
AZMom liked Margaret's discussion Getting past the empty feeling
May 24
Margaret replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Reading all the posts on here has really helped. I hate not knowing what emotional state she is in and how she is doing. Maybe it's best that I don't know lol. I will be very happy when I have an address and can write"
May 24
belovedbyHim replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"SunnyFL-- That feeling is normal!! We are here to help.  Writing is a good thing!  Keep all your letters positive and write the negative ones to keep to yourself!  Read the information in the files and watch the first 4 videos if you…"
May 23
belovedbyHim replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Kinsmi--Welcome.  Feel free to ask any and all questions on the Main bootcamp moms page.  There are no dumb questions.  We are here to help as much as we can.  Read the info in the Files it will help.  I personally find that…"
May 22
Molly's Proud Mom replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Kinsmi...Congratulations! Welcome to this space. It will help you so much. I can't tell you how amazing these women are and how quickly you form a bond to them. I hate opening my email and having no Navy Mom emails! Come here to vent and cry…"
May 22
Kinsmi replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Just left mine at the airport, trying to keep the tears at bay."
May 22
Margaret replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Well, she is officially at boot camp. I got my phone call. She sounded okay...what an emotional roller coaster."
May 20
belovedbyHim replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Jessk-- You may want to try the FB pages.  This site was down for a while and many of the moms made the move to FB and just never moved back."
May 20
Jessk replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Are there links to A school pages? My sailor is in Pensacola now. The ones I've found on here seem to not be active and old from a few years ago"
May 20
belovedbyHim replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"There will be good days and tougher days which is why being a part of the BC group and the PIR group and later their A School and Ship pages is so helpful!"
May 20

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A little about me:
48 yrs old. I know very little about the Navy.
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...
was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 11:16pm on June 7, 2019, 2BoysMomTN said…

Hey! Sorry for late reply. I don't get the greatest service - phone data or internet where we live- the boonies of TN outside of Nashville.  I saw you got the I'm here call- all of 10 seconds.  This has been the hardest 3.5 weeks I've ever done!! I'm still waiting for the form letter so I can send my pile of letters and notes! I have gotten to talk to him 2 other times - one he sounded like a recording advising he passed baselines and his division & grad date. My second call was a minor medical notification. More like my Sam!  This site is amazing though! Without it I would be a total basket case!!  I'm still tearing up randomly :/  I'll hang in there with ya!!

At 9:34pm on June 6, 2019, sunnyFL said…

Sandboxx is the mail app.  I signed up and have not used it yet because Im still waiting on the Form letter with the address.  Other Military Moms highly recommend it bc the letters get there quicker.  I guess its a bit more expensive but really convenient because it comes with return paper, envelope and postage which makes it much easier for them to write you back.  you can also send photos with it so that might be helpful for your homesick recruit.  I have a feeling she will get better with a little more time.  They are in shock the first few weeks, I think.  Prayers for you and her to get through this without too much despair.  I feel ya :(

At 11:39am on May 17, 2019, 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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