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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."

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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 357 and 358

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important

Every single concern is genuine

Every single member is important to us

We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Finally got to talk to my daughter  yesterday!!! She sounded so sad but I know that first phone call home has to be hard. She said that a friend of hers mom wrote and said she had talked to me on here so I'm looking for that lady! I can't remember what she said her last name was so if anyone could help please let me know I would love to talk to you!!

My son called his wife who was at my house yesterday-they got to talk for 15 minutes.

She put him on speaker phone so I got to say hello and that I love you.  He sounded good.

Barbara77, it may have been me your daughter was talking about! I write my daughter telling about this wonderful site, but most recently, my daughter called on saturday and we were talking about it. She wanted me to find out a name so she would know who im talking to. She thought it was the coolest thing.
My daughter said the worst part of that place is having to live with 99 other females. She said there is a lot of drama. She's also not fond of having to fold everything in a specific way and stowing it in a specific place. Lol. She is also getting sores on her ankles from marching so much.
She told me that only 20 out of 100 girls passed the first PFA. Thankfully she was one of them, though she was worried about how she did on her written test.
She said she doesnt feel like boot camp has changed her as a person but she does feel a lot less insecure already. After 4 weeks of no make-up, she is starting to like the way she looks!! :-D

Halfway there...hooyah!

so exciting

If you are the parent of SR Ahnert you should be very proud! That young man helped my daughter run through the pain of shin splints and wouldn't let her give up and she passed!!! He even went and got her ice after. Such a sweet young man and you should be very proud!

I have only received one call since my daughter has been at BC. Is this the same with everyone or have you received more?
Yes, she is in 03/358 Wen! I have received letters though. My daughter said that she wrote quite a few letters but lost them so had to rewrite. Im not sure what she meant by lost? Anyways, they can only send out letters on sundays so I really hoping you will see one in the mailbox today!!! Let us know!

I haven't gotten letters either and only one phone call...three weeks to go!

Here's hoping for calls this weekend!!!

My daughter finay called today!! 03/358!! She sounded good, and was super excited when i told her she would have four guests at PIR.


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