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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.

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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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Boot Camp Forum (1,528)

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When to Expect Your Form Letter

In the past, the official form letter the recruits mail home containing their address and graduation information typically would arrive wit…

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When to Expect Your Form Letter

In the past, the official form letter the recruits mail home containing their address and graduation information typically would arrive wit…

Started by hooyahsuzy

40 3 hours ago
Reply by lemonelephant

My son arrived at RTC late Monday night

My son landed at 7:44pm Monday August 13th. He & I were texting backband forth and he and 3 others were eating dinner at Chili's. The l…

Started by DJsMamma

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Reply by Marcia1976

One month before boot camp

Hello, My name is Nina and my son will ship off to boot camp on July 23. I am new to the site. I remember the first time I briefly looked…

Started by 2nina

6 on Friday
Reply by Phoenixmom

Think I saw my son in a FB picture!

If it's not him it's his twin! Does anyone know if they have camo fatigues the first week or is it just the yellow and blue sweats?

Started by DJsMamma

3 on Friday
Reply by ellen0502

My son left for bootcamp on July 19th

Has anyone else's child left the same day? Can't wait until the fist time he calls. Miss him so much.

Started by AJDJ

33 Aug 8
Reply by AJDJ

Just got my letter!!

Hi all,  I knew you all would understand how happy i was to open the mailbox and see the form letter there. I have a graduation date, and e…

Started by Dianna

9 Aug 2
Reply by AJDJ

Daughter Started BC July 11th

Hi All! this is my first time posting and I was wondering if there are any moms out there who's child started boot camp yesterday, July 11t…

Started by MamaG

37 Jul 28
Reply by VFNDtoNavymom


Hi there.  I just wanted to confirm if it is alright to send my SR family pictures.  She is having a rough time and misses the family, so I…

Started by BluNavyMamma

5 Jul 18
Reply by stepho

Phone card advice

Please help.  My son just left for boot camp on 7/10/18.  Our recruiter said that he didn't need a calling card but everything I read says…

Started by LainieS

5 Jul 15
Reply by LainieS

Retainers in BC

Hello, my first time posting. My son has not even signed the official documents yet but I'm wondering if he will be able to take retainers…

Started by BelBoysmom

4 Jul 14
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