This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

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.

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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 is no 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.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Sunset Watcher 11/318
  • Female
  • Raymond, ME
  • United States

Sunset Watcher 11/318's Friends

  • blueyez
  • Eskimokiss3s
  • JUDY
  • Kim 11/318 PIR 9/23

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I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Time passes - even thought the days seem endless. Very proud of what she is doing and the opportunities that the Navy provides.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:44pm on August 28, 2011, blueyez said…
Hi Sunset Watcher.. I have a 18 yrd daughter in 318 as well. Are you going to PIR..
At 9:37pm on August 17, 2011, JUDY said…
Yes I do feel like that a lot. Beth is 18. I do have another daughter, she is 20 and left home two years ago. She is close by but very independent and different from Beth. I know that you probably want to connect with someone who is in the same situation (one child) as you. I can't imagine how that feels. Well, I know sort of how that feels. Like your heart is ripped out. It's like a mourning, but not, at the same time. If you feel like me, you feel like no one understands because "they aren't gone for ever, it's just boot camp." Sometimes I feel like it's easier to be around people when I don't say anything. That's why I come here. It helps. Feel free to message me anytime. I try to check this site at least once or twice a day. Oh, and I'm glad to see you are taking in interest in yourself (make-up, dog walking), gotta stay strong for our kids. Hopefully we will hear from them soon. Saying my prayers and keeping my toes and fingers crossed that tomorrow will be the day.
At 6:52am on August 17, 2011, JUDY said…
It's weird. Sometimes it just hits me out of nowhere and I start crying. Not good at work or in public when that happens, lol. Sometimes I feel like people are just thinking "It's only boot camp, get over it." so I don't say much. Glad we have this site for that. 37 more days.
At 8:10pm on August 14, 2011, JUDY said…

Hi Sunsetwatcher, I too have a daughter in 318. Are you going to PIR? 41 days!!

 

At 4:07pm on August 8, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.


Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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