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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

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 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.

Format Downloads:

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.)

N4M Merchandise


Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress.

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

Badge

Loading…
lauraadc
  • Female
  • Ballston Lake, NY
  • United States

Lauraadc's Friends

  • partyofseven
  • B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

lauraadc's Groups

lauraadc's Discussions

Timeline and commonalities?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chipmunk Jul 6, 2020. 3 Replies

Good Afternoon ~So far I have only received the "form letter" from my son. He left for quarantine on 6/10 and listed his graduation date as 8/7 (although I see others showing a grad date of 8/6?).…Continue

 

lauraadc's Page

Latest Activity

lauraadc replied to lauraadc's discussion 'Timeline and commonalities?'
"Thank you, I don't think I am doing a great job of navigating this site and all the groups yet! I so appreciate your reply."
Jul 6, 2020
lauraadc posted a discussion

Timeline and commonalities?

Good Afternoon ~So far I have only received the "form letter" from my son. He left for quarantine on 6/10 and listed his graduation date as 8/7 (although I see others showing a grad date of 8/6?). Because it appears that the quarantine time counts, it would make it around the 3 week mark. I had hoped I would get a call over the weekend, but did not. Is there a day of the week or time of day that they usually can make their first phone call? I was so nervous being in an out of cell coverage this…See More
Jul 6, 2020
partyofseven left a comment for lauraadc
"Welcome lauraadc,  It is good to have you on here. Come to the main page and let us know about your SR's journey so far. There is a lot of great information on the boot camp page, there is a lot of awesome women that help out as well. We…"
Jul 1, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for lauraadc
"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…"
Jul 1, 2020

Profile Information

A little about me:
I have two sons, and it is my youngest that is currently in BC. He left for quarantine on 6/10/20. He wants to be a Medic like my Dad was. I am currently not working which is not good for me. It would be better to be busier so I didn't worry as much.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 7:59pm on July 2, 2020, Chipmunk said…

lauraadc - I will say, once you get that form letter things start to gel into place and sending mail and then your first letter from them! It seems long at the moment, but for me the time went by fast - but summers always go by faster than I want them to and we had a lot going on. 

At 12:01pm on July 2, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Here is the link for the Aug 2020 PIR  https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/piraugust2020

It says June 2020 graduates but that was just an accidently copy/ paste error. 

At 11:59am on July 2, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Hi Lauraadc - It is my understanding that somehow they are still managing to "squish" the actual BC time so that it is still within about 8 weeks, for some it was 9 weeks depending on the TGs filling up.  The silent time seems to be longer, which is a bummer and why we are encouraging as many of our new moms to come over and introduce themselves and post in the main BC Mom page. The more you just say Hi, and how your day is, the more familiar everyone becomes with the names of who the new moms are. We also have the PIR groups set up now for August so you may join that group as well. It is a private group and Ellen0502, one of the Admins on this site will need to approve you, so it may take a day or so, but you may ask more specific questions there that we might not be able to answer on the more public forum that the BC Mom group is.  

Staying busy is helpful and that much harder if you are not working, so I would suggest finding a hobby, work on a scrapbook for your son, do some household projects, things that you would want straightened up for him when he comes home, even if that might be a ways down the road. Prayer helped me and although I did not have the BC videos like we have posted here, my husband found a timeline on another website that gave me a slight sense of what my son was going through that helped as well. 

At 11:25pm on July 1, 2020, partyofseven said…

Welcome lauraadc, 

It is good to have you on here. Come to the main page and let us know about your SR's journey so far. There is a lot of great information on the boot camp page, there is a lot of awesome women that help out as well. We all encourage each other and no question is ever dumb. This is a new era for us moms that their sons/daughters have already gone thru boot camp.; So we are learning as well.   :)

At 6:29pm on July 1, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Hi lauraadc,

I am one of the "veteran" moms that sticks around and helps out on the BC Moms group. Welcome!! We are glad you joined us. I see your SR is already at BC. Be sure to come by the group page and introduce yourself down in the comments. Feel free to ask any questions you may have or share with others that are new as well, what your experience has been like so far. 

My sailor has just passed his halfway mark for his rate and is out in the fleet now as a Nuke.

At 5:06pm on July 1, 2020, 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!!

Your NAVYforMoms Admins

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service