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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."

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 Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,593)

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Basic training electronic device

For those that have shipped, what electronic device did they take?

Started by JaneNavyMom

5 Oct 13
Reply by Chipmunk

PIR 10.16.20?

My original letter said PIR 10.24.20 but last letter from my son said 10.16.20. Thats exciting. Anyone else have a change like that?

Started by goodchoicesmom

9 Oct 4
Reply by Chipmunk

Boot Camp - SHIP: 12 DIV: 394

I am trying to connect with families who are in the same Ship/Division. Hopefully, I am posting in the right group. :-) Thank you Chipmunk!

Started by MaterNauta

20 Oct 3
Reply by MaterNauta

Still in tears...

Dropped my son this morning at the recruiters. Waited with him and asked as many questions as I could think of, and now I can't remember th…

Started by Navymom1975

16 Oct 1
Reply by NewMilmom2020


Good Morning All - I am one of the admins for the N4M site and it has been brought to my attention by numerous members that we are having s…

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

3 Oct 1
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN


Thank you for the add!  My recruit leaves in two weeks for boot camp. 

Started by Buckeyeflash

3 Sep 30
Reply by belovedbyHim

Projected PIR date for 10/30?

Does anyone have a projected PIR date for 10/30/20? I would like to send a friend request. I got my official letter today! I had just pulle…

Started by Jen(OS Mom)

3 Sep 30
Reply by belovedbyHim

If you have a son or daughter leaving for BC please read this before they leave!

If you have a son or daughter that is getting ready to leave for boot camp soon please sit down with them and have a real good talk about w…

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

1 Sep 28
Reply by Chipmunk

My Bf arrival to BC was Sept. 3, 2020. Any others have Recruits to arrive on or around the same day?

Hi,  My bf left for bootcamp on Wednesday 9/2,and arrived in Chicago 9/3 around 6:45pm that evening. I talked to him up to the point where…

Started by Patrice

17 Sep 28
Reply by Patrice

PIR September 18 2020

Anyone here with son/daughter having PIR September 18? Our oldest son is in A school (CTI but switching to CTR this week) and our second is…

Started by StarryNights

57 Sep 20
Reply by Chipmunk


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