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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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Space mountain
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  • Orlando, FL
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My son will send back yo home

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 7. 5 Replies

I got a 20 seconds call for my son said he will send back to home due he failed on run test. He was on the second week of boot camp. I have a mixed feeling , sad because I don't know how he is…Continue

 

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Rebecca replied to Space mountain's discussion 'My son will send back yo home'
"My son is due t graduate on the 16 of August I have not received a call saying he wont graduate on time. Should I expect him to graduate on time since its coming real soon "
Aug 7
Space mountain commented on lemonelephant's page Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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Aug 7
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Space mountain's discussion 'My son will send back yo home'
"Here's the link to the Ship 5 group - you can find more info there: Ship 5"
Aug 7
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Space mountain's discussion 'My son will send back yo home'
"The Navy implemented new fitness standards as of 1/1/18 - see below: **It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial…"
Aug 7
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My son will send back yo home

I got a 20 seconds call for my son said he will send back to home due he failed on run test. He was on the second week of boot camp. I have a mixed feeling , sad because I don't know how he is feeling right now and happy because we really don't want he joined the navy. But we supported him. I never been agree with the life they have to live. Children's grown without father or mother. Missing all special family events. I always feel sad and proud for the military life due they left the real life…See More
Aug 7
ErikaWithaK replied to Space mountain's discussion 'Son arrived July 23' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I'm sorry you didn't get the "I'm here" call. It's actually a really awkward call anyway. One person even likened it to a ransom call. It's short (30 seconds or less) and scripted. My oldest (in BC) and youngest…"
Jul 31
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Space mountain's discussion 'Son arrived July 23' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I posted some information about Sandboxx on the main page.  Those that use it swear by it.  You will find some that don't agree with it but RTC is ok with it while they are in boot camp.  It's frowned upon once they are in…"
Jul 31
Space mountain replied to Space mountain's discussion 'Son arrived July 23' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks for your response.  Any feed back about Sandboxx. Is that really worth the money.?"
Jul 31
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Son arrived July 23

A week ago my husband, my daughter and me hug my son after the swearing ceremony. He was very anxious that day. He didn't have any detaill about the trip to RTC. He told us the trip was first to Washington and them to Chicago. I texted him a couple times, and got some times a short answers. We never got the call that he arrived. Yesterday the box arrived with his belongings. We never separated from him before. The day of the separation was very sad for my family. My heart is broken, specially…See More
Jul 31
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"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…"
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At 6:59pm on August 7, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS and http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/faq.html#separations for more information on SEPS.

Be sure to have your recruit sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the situation with you if your recruit wants that to happen. 

FAQ about SEPS indicates that phone calls are authorized daily, but the recruits may not have access to phones every day to make calls. Those in SEPS are usually able to go to the NEX at least twice a week--females on Monday/Wednesday and males on Tuesday/Thursday--and sometimes on Saturday and the recruits are able to access the phone banks on those days and make calls if they have a phone card.

To join the Ship 5 SEPS fB group, click https://m.facebook.com/groups/535221726514465?tsid=0.5434796636246855&source=typeahead. It is a closed group and you must be approved to join, which may take a few days to a week or so. Remember that the reasons for being in SEPS are as varied as the recruits there.

There is info in Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) for you.

"Separated" is now an option for “Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?” on your My Page.

At 11:36pm on August 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what ship and division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 10:32am on July 31, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:17pm on July 29, 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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