This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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 - America's Navy and 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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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All Discussions Tagged 'address' (10)

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Navy Bootcamp Mailing Address Format

Hi everyone! I just want to start off by saying I am very grateful for this website, as it has been a great way to gain insight into the Na…

Started by vmcjnocturnal

3 Dec 13, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

Boot camp address confusion

Hello, Everyone! My son is now at GL. We received the form letter about a week after he left. I noticed that the address IN the form letter…

Started by DoodlesMom

2 Dec 29, 2019
Reply by DoodlesMom

My husband shipped out on May 28th

My husband shipped out on May 28th for basic training. I received a call from him around 12 noon Guam time on 5/29/19, which is 5/28/19 at…

Started by bluegray6416

4 May 29, 2019
Reply by bluegray6416

Addressing a letter

How do I address a letter to my son in bootcamp?

Started by Frufru's mom

1 May 3, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

Clarification on Mailing Address for Navy OCS

Hello,  My bf recently left for OCS this past weekend so I am new to this.  What is the official mailing address for Navy OCS?  The handboo…

Started by Audrey

1 Jun 24, 2015
Reply by Audrey

How do we get our SR's address to write to? He got to RTC last night.

I cannot find my way around this site. I'm sure the answer to my question is here somewhere! Will the recruit send us the address we're sup…

Started by Drew's Tx Mimi

2 Jun 11, 2014
Reply by CryptoDad

YOUR PROFILE SETTINGS - How To Change Your Username (Screen Name), Profile Address

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure your username & profile address do not contain your real last name. Move your mouse to hover the curso…

Started by BunkerQB

4 Aug 14, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant

My son was moved to medical ship. How do I write to him? Can we see him at Thanksgiving?

My son was injured during boot camp. He is 1/2 way through. I don't know all the details but it has to do with his knee and running. He cou…

Started by Ryans mom

3 Nov 9, 2010
Reply by Ryans mom

How long does it take to get a "form letter"

Just curious as to how long it takes for the form letter to arrive.  My husband's ship date for bootcamp was 6-7-10 and im ansty for his ad…

Started by DanceInLifesRain

2 Jun 17, 2010
Reply by DanceInLifesRain

Another Soldier in Iraq in NEED - GO NAVY Moms!!

Hi Everyone - I was trying to drop this message on people's pages so it would be more personable - but I figured it would take me to next F…

Started by Brenda Sue

7 Nov 26, 2008


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