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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Michelle  (Craigs Mom)

DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in April...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of April of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Members: 462
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of April (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have January ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in January, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...

About a week after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the password for parking at PIR. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets. Wait until their PIR date is posted to do so, and don't worry, you will still have plenty of time to get your traveling ducks in a row! =)

Next stop, Boot Camp Moms Group:
That is where and when permanent Groups for your PIR date and Divisions will be posted.

Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

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View discussions in the DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April forum!

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Comment by Phoenixmom 14 hours ago

The site below shows how they have to score in order to pass. I think this will give some insight on why many are having problems. and this site shows how many of each. good information.

Navy Boot Camp Graduation Standards – Navy Fitness

Comment by Phoenixmom 14 hours ago

here is the site that will give some for information.

(See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... and join fit program for more information.)

If this helps any, here is info and I will put the site down,

To graduate boot camp, a sailor needs an overall category of "Good (Low)," which means their average in three events must be 60 points or greater.

Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Overview |

Navy recruits will have to pass a run test prior to boot camp start...January 2018.

according to this site the Navy is raising the bar, the navy at one point never had a standard like the Army, and Marines, Air force now trhey are implementing this. So for those that have Loved ones entering in please have them to look this over and start running and doing sit ups, push ups ,swimming they will be tested. if you can pass this beforehand then their should be no problems.

Comment by Phoenixmom 14 hours ago

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.

Comment by Phoenixmom 14 hours ago

If anyone is needing any info please do not hesitate to ask. there is no such thing as a dumb/stupid/silly/ question everything is answerable. Do not ever feel like you are alone we are here for you.

Comment by Phoenixmom 14 hours ago

here is a site that gives info on when a Recruit gets paid.

When Will the Recruits be Paid? and Information for Spouses

Some site that gives you a break down on what happens when they arrive and ships/division how each div. is made up.

Comment by Phoenixmom 18 hours ago

here is some info on changes to Form letter that was put togeher by Hooyahsuzy great information.

When to Expect Your Form Letter

Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday


Click on the link above to view a list of AUTHORIZED personal items that you may want to bring to training, but are not required. Any unauthorized or unnecessary items (including your civilian clothes) will be boxed up and shipped home at your expense


(click here to open and download printable pdf)

Click on the link above to view of a list of items which are UNAUTHORIZED to be possessed by recruits in training.

Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday

There will be lots of information for you in those groups!!!

PIR: April 20, 2018 TG 24 - 13 Divisions (163-174 and 924)  

PIR: April 27, 2018 TG 25 - 11 Divisions (175-178, 181-186 and 925)  

PIR: May 4, 2018 TG 26 - 10 Divisions (187-190, 193-196, 812 and 926) 

PIR: May 11, 2018 TG 27 - 9 Divisions (199-200, 203-208 and 927) 

PIR: May 18, 2018 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (209-218 and 928) 

PIR: May 25, 2018 TG 29 - 13 Divisions (219-226, 229-232, and 929) 

PIR: June 01, 2018 TG 30 - 10 Divisions (233-238, 813-815, and 930) 

PIR: June 08, 2018 TG 31  7 Divisions (239-244, and 931

Comment by Phoenixmom on Wednesday

So glad you were able to speak to him Kelley, glad to see it made your day. Best wishes to all of your SR"s. Ladies please come join Boot Camp Moms, you will learn so much more and if there is anything I can do to make this Journey a smooth one, or any info you need please just ask. And please know you are not alone in this part of the Journey, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of this also.

Comment by Kelley on Wednesday

I received my recruits box on Monday and then a phone call today, he needed additional information but that's ok I was super excited to hear his voice.


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