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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: 414
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 bittersweet914 on November 28, 2012 at 10:29am

@chelseacat I can understand that! Have you received his first letter yet? He will be grateful for you writing him every day! I do a count down, so every day I send off my letter to my SR I write what day he is on, on the outside of the envelope and he told me when they do mail call and they get to his name the RDC yells out his name and the day number I wrote on the letter and they all laugh about it! He is now the go to guy for the count down numbers. So be a little creative, send cards, and send a note from the dog lol! My SR graduates 12/21/12 :-) if you need anything feel free to ask and I will help to the best of my ability.

Comment by SailorsMermaid143 on November 27, 2012 at 3:00am
Ahhhhhh! The first letter felt like heaven on my finger tips!! I have exactly one month till ill be in Chicago watching my boyfriend graduate bootcamp and it really will be the the best Christmas present ill be getting lol I'm having my mom look up flights and hotels so were prepared ahead of time :) to be honest I just want his kisses already!!!
Comment by MRobinson910 on November 25, 2012 at 6:17pm

HELLO c: My name is Melissa , my boyfriend  is in SHIP 11 , DIV 050 . I write at least a whole page everyday , and he calls me every once in a while too which help A LOT (: But he's going to A school and C school to be an IS , and they told him it'd be a minimum of 8 months before he can come home cause he won't get any leaves long enough to come back to CA from Virginia .. but we're hanging on <3

Comment by chelseacat on November 25, 2012 at 2:17pm

@Bittersweet Thanks, that is good advice. I try to just study, draw, and I take my boyfriends dog ofor walks sometimes. I also like to write him everyday, so that keeps me busy. I think he is on week 3 now, but I am not sure exactly. He left on November 6th, and his PIR will be on January 4th, 2013. :) I can't wait to see him again/ to be able to call him everday and send him text messages. :):):)

Comment by bittersweet914 on November 25, 2012 at 2:07pm

@chelseacat Welcome! We know how you feel. Keep your busy and this time will go by faster than you think. My SR is in week 5 now.

Comment by chelseacat on November 24, 2012 at 10:27pm

Hello everyone! My name is Chelsea, and my boyfriend is in Basic Training, Ship 14 Div. 046. I am happy he joined the Navy, but I miss him a lot!!!! I'm sure all of you can relate to that feeling. Tomorrow is Sunday! Yay!

Comment by abuon18 on November 21, 2012 at 8:53am
SailorsMermaid, do you know where he is going for A school after bootcamp? If his school is anywhere besides Great Lakes you will have all day Friday with him immediately following PIR. Then he will fly out Saturday, and you're welcome to meet him at the airport and wait with him until his flight.

If his A school is at Great Lakes, you will have about an hour immediately after PIR, then he'll have to go check in to his new barracks which could take up to 5 hours. He'll call you when he's ready and you can go pick him up for a few more hours Fri night. He has a curfew and must be back by then. Then you am pick him up and spend all day Sat & Sun with him, he'll let you know what time you can pick him up. Make sure you have him back by curfew every night!
Comment by SailorsMermaid143 on November 21, 2012 at 2:29am
Can someone please tell me how much free time my SR will get after bootcamp graduation?? I'm flying to go see my boyfriend and I have no idea how all this works..
Comment by abuon18 on November 20, 2012 at 5:01pm
Hi Jennifer, my husband graduated boot camp a year ago and also stayed in GL for ATT. At that time a girlfriend could not sign them out but another parent could, so a friend of his whose parents are staying all weekend can sign him out as well. If you have time, write him a letter and have him ask at the liberty brief PIR weekend because that's when they will explain all the rules and policies. That first weekend (usually for up to a week or two) they are on a hold ship, so the rules are different for that ship than they might be when they get on their permanent ship.
Comment by Theo'sGF- Ship11, Div32 on November 20, 2012 at 10:02am
If you haven't received a phone call yet, expect one very soon. I got my first phone call Thursday of last week. His division had just finish testing & they were awarded 20 minute phone calls! The call was unexpected , so be on the lookout. Keep the volume up on your phone lol! & I accepted your request! & omgsh , how phonecalls on Thanksgiving would be a perfect gift!

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