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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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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
Our family has no experience, and very little knowledge about the military. Our son's decision to join the Navy was a big shock that took months to get over. But because of delayed enlistment we've had time to learn about the Navy and I feel proud of his decisions.
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I'm also a Mom from northern Nevada. My son just swore into DEP two weeks ago. He won't go to BC until July next year as he has to finish his last year of high school. I hope that you are doing alright. I saw that you are still waiting for the phone call. I hope you get it soon. Hang in there and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
BTW...there is a group on N4M called Nevada Moms. Please join the group as it's a GREAT way for us Moms to bond locally. I think you have met Kelly W already. She has joined the group too. Hope to see you there.
I'm glad I can help. You can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted"; I know that sometimes makes it seem way too real, but he is on his way and you should hear that he made it there soon if he took his cell phone.
I'm actually taking a break for a minute to buy a pizza and happend to noticed you just posted this. Have your son go to NavyDEP.com That is my website that is geared towards deppers (those awaiting boot camp).
I just noticed that it says your son is already in the Navy. Is he a depper or active duty?
Welcome to NavyforMoms.com. My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012. He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron. He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit CallsforRecruits.org and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp. I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)