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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).  


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it's official, got the form letter with 21 Oct PIR and Ship 11 Div 349 :)  any others out there in same Div?

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there is another person with your division on the bootcamp for moms discussion board!
We just got the letter today ... Our son is in the same division. Do you have a son or daughter enlisted? So glad I now have an address to write him!

I am sorry but I have had to remove some of your posts. Last names are not allowed on this site. You may friend each other and private message them though. This site is an open public forum and anyone may read the posts. Even in a group with private settings...all they have to do is join the site and then the group. (The administrators and advisors watch carefully for "spammers")

Please read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines below (This is alos in your pages section on the main page under hte members lots more BC info for you.)

Thank you.



Hello Everyone.

Safety for your SR (future Sailor) and you!

LAST names are NOT allowed anywhere on this site.

FIRST names ARE allowed but we will most often advise you not to use them. This is a public forum and anyone can read the posts-they do not have to be a member (if the group is set to private, the public cannot read but all N4M members can-so all you have to do is join) While they use their last names in BC (in fact they don't usually, if ever, find out each other’s first names until the end of BC), the RDC's know who they are and can then, with the right amount of info, link them up to you. So, let’s say you use your last name in your N4M name, post a picture of your SR...easy to match up...and so on.

Why does that matter? Your SR's are trying to get through BC with as little undue attention as possible. "Fly under the radar", so to speak. One SR reported his picture plastered on a wall of the classroom one day...another had to do 5 pushups for every time his mom posted.

The MOST important reason for being discreet is OPSEC-Operational Security. This is a way of life for us now. It will be for your Sailors career. Some even more so depending on their individual security clearance. Some moms have mentioned that even today after years they do not know EXACTLY what their sailor does.

SPECOPS...definitely needs to be VERY careful.

Here is a link to the "Community Guidelines" for N4M:


Here is the link for "OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility" specifically:


Here is a link to the video on OPSEC on this site:

Please take the time to review this information.

Thank You.

Please very carefully walk me through how to privately message someone on this site. I thought that was what I had done.  Obviously I do not understand how to send a message that is to be posted only to that particular person and no others. Of course, I certainly do not want to jeopardize anyone's security or cause a problem for anyone nor do I want my own info broadcast to general public. Please tell me where to go, where to click so that I send something to only that intended person. Do you advise me to now change my screenname as well? Thank you.

They need to be your friend. I see you already know how to do that.

Two ways.

1. Go to their page and under their profile pic click "send a message". Your inbox will open up and you can go from there.

2. Click your "inbox" located to the top right under your username. Same as above.


To change any info to your profile (picture, username etc.) Go to "settings" (same place as "inbox" to the right top) and your profile page should open up. Make your changes and click "save" at the bottom.

No problem...I know my post seems "strict". I'm only serious when I have to be! I actually have I-Love-Lucy tendencies and would love to be Jim Carrey for a day!

Thank you for the information.
oh my gosh thank you FTLW for the info and for removing those posts!  I know now!! Thanks again a ton i really appreciate it!
Hi, I have a son in this same Ship and Duvision, but I've not received a graduation date yet! Hoping to soon!

if it is same division, it will be a 10.21 grad date.  Woo hoo...let's stay in touch as our son's go on this journey together!  where are you from?


We are from idaho. What about you?
How did you find out what ship and division your son was in?
He had to make a quick call home to get some additional info for security clearance? I think that was it; he gave us the info and then we received the form letter later that very afternoon


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