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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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.

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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A little about me:
I'm a Christian, wife, mom, and teacher. I am a proud mom of two sons that decided to join the Navy and serve our country. One is at boot camp now and one leaves in February. I am a newbie and don't know much about any of this, so I appreciate any help I will receive.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The Navy offers opportunities for my sons to grow into the men that they will be proud of and to serve our country while learning and helping others.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!

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At 2:26am on March 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make at least change 3.

At 1:26am on March 7, 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 well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 1:25am on March 7, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined Logistic Specialists; you may also want to join Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for LS can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/ls.pdf. (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

I have given some info on timing in http://navyformoms.ning.com/forum/topics/pls-help-when-can-i-resign-from-my-job. 

Those with an LS contract MAY receive their orders for their first duty station while still in Boot Camp, some as late as the last week before PIR. 

(Those with the LS rating who will be on Subs go to Meridian after BC and then to Groton for BESS.  If your recruit has a contract for LSS, then you will also want to join Sub Moms and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.)

At 1:23am on March 7, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 161 and 162 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 1:05pm on February 13, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Welcome to the site and the many Journeys you will go on with your Son. Proud Moment!

At 1:04pm on February 13, 2018, Phoenixmom said…
At 1:03pm on February 13, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Can recruits take anything to BC with them?

Recruits should go with what they have on their backs, their cell phones, and not much else. (See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC.)

 

What will the first day be like at BC?

See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and Ship/Division--How it Works.

How long is the "I'm here!" call and when will s/he be able to call again?

See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.

 

When will "The Box" come?

It will usually arrive by FedEx within a few days, but it can take up to 2 weeks at times.

At 10:42pm on October 26, 2017, 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 the 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 (and future Sailor'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.

 
 
 

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