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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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Boot Camp Girlfriends


Boot Camp Girlfriends

Members: 413
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2018

Discussion Forum

New Arrival

Started by NavyGirlfriend21 Mar 25, 2014. 0 Replies

C School

Started by AsYouWish<333. Last reply by crystal.claire Oct 10, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by klr0017 on March 14, 2017 at 1:16am

My boyfriend gets inducted in a couple of days. I feel very lost because I'm new to the whole military thing. I just feel really nervous. He wants to go in as a CTT and he says he wants to leave for boot camp in about 6 months. Is it normal for me to be so worried even though I know it isn't very logical? 

Comment by Raven81712 on May 16, 2015 at 8:45pm
Anyone have their boyfriend graduating June 5th?!
Comment by Sydney(: on July 17, 2014 at 5:03pm

Vianca92, in the beginning phone calls are going to be scarce, but as the time passes, your SR will have opportunities to call or even earn time to call. It just all depends on a lot of things. His mom will get the format letter and address within about a week to two weeks. Once she receives that, you can start to write him. Mail is typically held for the first week. Some articles said it was to train the people who would do the mail distribution and whatnot, im not completely sure. But as soon as you get the address, make sure you copy it down exactly as it is written. Use plain white envelopes and do not decorate the envelope or paper with glitter, sticker, ect. this can get some un wanted attention from the instructors. If you have any other questions feel free to message me. Also, it is helpful to join some of the informational groups that the site has to offer, you can find alot of answers by simply browsing through conversations.

Comment by Vianca92 on July 10, 2014 at 9:39am

My boyfriend left to bootcamp yesterday in great lakes, he ended up getting there at 12:50 am. he called his mom and told her he wont be able to call untill his 8th week. i just dont know how everything works 

Comment by Pirateslifeforher on June 15, 2014 at 5:39pm
My fiancé called me today from a hospital in Great Lakes. He has been in bootcamp for two weeks. He collapsed a couple times todatly so he was rushed to the hospital. They said his blood pressure is 160/something. He sounded horrible on the phone. But he is afraid of them sending him home. Has anyone else gone through this? What happens to him?
Comment by InToTheOcean<3 on March 29, 2014 at 12:01am

Anyone having a sailor leave around april 10th for basic training this year?

Comment by DEVsGF on May 20, 2013 at 12:36am

Hey destiny1129, i talked to my boyfriend on saturday and he said that they collect all the mail on Sunday so hopefully you should be receiving mail soon! 

Comment by destiny1129 on May 19, 2013 at 12:36am

its almost my boyfriend's 3rd week in boot camp. can someone please tell me when i should receive my first letter

Comment by Proudnavywife<3mysailor on April 27, 2013 at 10:17am

Abbyhorse10 the key for me is to stay busy.I have a 1 yr old son and he keeps me pretty busy!Send lots of letters it will help your SR so much to keep his spirits up and keep pushing forward!

Comment by Abbyhorse10 on April 8, 2013 at 12:29pm
How do you guys get by?

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