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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.

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."

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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Hello! I’m brand new to this site. My spouse left on 2/14 to boot camp. Unfortunately I do not know his division number, nor where to find it. His family has been asking me, thinking I’d have all the info, when he’s graduating. I know it’s 8 weeks, but he went in as an E-3. I was wondering if his training would be longer or wouldn’t matter. A rough estimate on his graduation date?

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You should be getting your form letter quite soon, that can take about three~four weeks.  For a rough estimate, count nine Fridays, but DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING for PIR until you have the official date.  Tell his family to be patient, this takes a little time.

His paygrade has nothing to do with the length of boot camp.

Join the Navy moms boot camp group for detailed information:

I put info on your My Page that will help you get started.

Still waiting for form letter... still received it. How many get sent out?

Your recruit will send one form letter to the person he chooses to send it to. If you are his wife, then he will send it to you and you will also receive the DEERS package around the same time.

You are within the window to receive The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases, since today was business day 10 since he shipped.

I hope to see you in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones).

Just got his form letter today! Along with personal letters. PIR is 4/12/19!



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