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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Boot Camp Girlfriends Discussions (35)

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New Arrival

Hey everyone, this is my first post so I'm not exactly sure how this works. My boyfriend just landed in Chicago and was able to call from h…

Started by NavyGirlfriend21

0 Mar 25, 2014

Nuke A-School - Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

    Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

0 Nov 20, 2013

C School

Hey ladies! I have a question. My boyfriend told me that he will be attending C school after he graduates. How long will he be in C school?…

Started by AsYouWish<333

1 Oct 10, 2013
Reply by crystal.claire


Hey just want to know what zip code i should put on the envelope to Ship 003 Division 430. He told me to put 60088-7103 , but ive seen that…

Started by Cynthia_R

0 Oct 5, 2013

New Friends :)

Hello my fellow bootcamp girlfriends ! I'm Mariah I'm looking for new friends who understand what I'm going through. My boyfriend has been…

Started by Mariah Joe

0 Aug 10, 2013

How do you deal with it?

Hello! Just wondering how everyone else is dealing with their boyfriend being gone? I think about him constantly! I have my good days but t…

Started by panthers18957

4 Mar 29, 2013
Reply by tara-jayde

Fiance' leaves in three days ..

My fiance leaves in three days for bootcamp,, I've been with him for three years and ive never been away from him like this,,any advice on…

Started by Brittany

0 Dec 9, 2012

boyfriend leaves for bootcamp DAY BEFORE my 21st Bday :/

My boyfriend and i been together for almost 3 yrs. The day the recruiter told him that he will be leaving Feb.6, my boyfriend said he insta…

Started by keesha_b

4 Nov 22, 2012
Reply by alleyoop90 (Ship 14/Div 45)

Form Letter

My boyfriend's mom received the form letter and boot camp graduation date! YAY! That is always a good sign. I sent my letter out to him on…

Started by michelleco(ship14/div046)

13 Nov 19, 2012
Reply by alleyoop90 (Ship 14/Div 45)

My boyfriend is officially at boot camp

He left yesterday afternoon. He is my best friend and has been for a fourth of my life. I am taking it pretty well so far but I think it is…

Started by michelleco(ship14/div046)

59 Nov 16, 2012
Reply by michelleco(ship14/div046)


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