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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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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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LexforUSN
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LexforUSN replied to partnerinwine's discussion 'Form letter received today!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"We received the letter today and our recruit left on 12/3"
Dec 18, 2018
LexforUSN replied to partnerinwine's discussion 'Form letter received today!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello!! We received our daughters form letter today too! My husband sent me a picture and I lost it! I was so excited (like you said) to see her handwriting and to get something official! Her address was given to us by her recruiter AND it was…"
Dec 18, 2018
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Dec 18, 2018
LexforUSN replied to pilots17's discussion '12/10/18' in the group DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December
"The first call home is the night they arrive but it is very short, ours was 17 seconds and that is with out daughter squeezing in a "I Love you momma" We received the call at 10:20 pm CST. We were able to talk to her when she was at the…"
Dec 14, 2018
LexforUSN replied to pilots17's discussion '12/10/18' in the group DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December
"Our Sweet girl is on her second week, she left 12/03! Hang in there. Last Tuesday I was a complete mess  but the week got better! Getting the box was a bit hard but I did better then most of my family thought I would.  I know she is…"
Dec 11, 2018
LexforUSN replied to pilots17's discussion '12/10/18' in the group DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December
"My daughter left 12/03 (from Texas too!). Yes, that call was horrible, it is very short.  Keep telling yourself he is following his dreams, it is so true! I know you are proud! We are anxiously awaiting a call or letter.  I know this time…"
Dec 11, 2018
LexforUSN liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines
Nov 6, 2018
Anna left a comment for LexforUSN
"LexforUSN, I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  Please feel free to jump in and…"
Aug 30, 2018
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A Blue Candle Event ♥ at Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office

October 31, 2017 to October 30, 2018
When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.Blessings to all our Sailors all over the…See More
Aug 26, 2018
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for LexforUSN
"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…"
Aug 26, 2018

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At 11:02pm on December 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make at least change 3 and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members."

At 11:00pm on December 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 091 and 092 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 1:30am on September 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to "Members" so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom. 

There may be other changes you need to make as wellso read and consider each of the changes. 

At 7:47pm on August 30, 2018, Anna said…

LexforUSN,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  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 10:23pm on August 26, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since your future Sailor has a contract for Hospital Corpsman (HM), sometime between now and the end of BC, join HM (Hospital Corpsman) A School in San Antonio and check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. You may also want to check out Corpsman Moms.

The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/hm.pdf; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up. There is also info on the HM rating in https://www.thebalancecareers.com/hospital-corpsman-3345823.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

If your Sailor is picked for the Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB) then check out Camp Lejeune and FMTB-East Moms, Families and Friends (FMTB will actually be at Camp Johnson, which is down the road from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC) or Camp Pendleton corspmen and FMF Corpsman momsIf your Sailor becomes eligible for SARC, check out SARC, Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman.

At 5:56pm on August 26, 2018, 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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