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.
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.
"Vintage - Thanks for the link! I'll have to check it out. I may have already seen it because I search youtube for MA info often LOL.
C'smom - You are in the same category as everyone else here. You are the mother of a wonderful young man…"
I don't really know too much about MAA. What is C school for? Our son just graduated from police academy and back in March, mainly because of Covid/economy and the advantage this would give him in getting a job, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves with the hope that he would get the MAA job. He did (and that's another long story) but after he graduates A school, he hopes to find a job locally as a police office. He enlisted just before the riots, so that adds another dimension to him being a police office. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes active duty if the economy isn't better after A school. So I guess we will just wait and see. Not sure if he would or could do C school. That is for a specialty, correct?
Glad you are enjoying being a part of the group and hopefully gleaning information to help you along this new journey. It is hard to let our kids go and this is an even harder time with the extra silence at BC. I did not know anything about this site nor am I on FB so I did BC alone and with the RTC website. Once I found this site, I started doing a lot more comparing of what I should expect and that didn't always work out - especially our PIR weekend. So, I do what I can to help others see you can get through this even with the ups and downs. Learning to be flexible has been a big change for me and my "planning" personality. You learn to embrace the times together, the phone calls, the letters, the emails - whatever it is because silence is part of the Navy life and staying positive in the middle of the adjustments as well as prayer is what gets me though.
Welcome to BC Mom's Group - Glad you joined. We have a lot of information on that page and more of the new members post in the comment section there than follow in the main chat area. Be sure to scroll down most of the page to see the comment box.
Welcome to N4M site. B'sNukeMom shared the link below for the BC Moms group. We are glad you are here Kim and that your husband Troy is helping you out as well. I agree the Navy Dad site doesn't have as much activity there but we will help you as best as we can. - My sailor has been in for 3 years now and is out in the fleet as a Nuke.
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.
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!!