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.

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.

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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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roaminggnome61
  • Female
  • Upper Sandusky, OH
  • United States

Roaminggnome61's Friends

  • katiemom
  • MommaJ. ship 03 div 230
  • scubagirl
  • Loralee
  • rhonda/ship 13 div 102
  • Darla
 

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A little about me:
I'm a very proud parent of a new sailor who is in DEP. I've always been a stay at home mom, but am currently looking for work in order to pass a little time. I have created a little quasi-homestead here in Ohio, which I truly enjoy with my husband.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
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At 1:37am on June 15, 2014, katiemom said…

I hope i've made all the appropriate changes now.  What a wonderful group of moms to be a part of!

At 10:58pm on June 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make the changes below.

At 10:58pm on June 5, 2014, 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. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:09pm on June 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see that your SR will go to “A” School for Cryptologic Technician - Maintenance (CTM). You will also want to check out the groups, cryptology at pensacola momsSailors at Corry Station holding or in school, and Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!!, The Rating Information Card for CTM can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/enlisted/rating_info_cards/ctm.pdf. 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 once you get the form letter. Since CTM is one of the Spook ratings, the information within the Page, OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile), will be important for you.

At 12:05pm on June 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

 

Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

At 7:52pm on September 24, 2013, rhonda/ship 13 div 102 said…

Was nice to hear from you, it does take comfort in knowing you're not alone! I'm from Ohio as well! (Arcanum) When Did your son go to meps? My Son Cole went last Thurdsay the 19th.

At 6:59pm on September 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in June.

You will meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. I also suggest you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there.

Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him to some good links on there.

 
 
 

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