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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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STEP program

My SR arrived on Sept. 17th and failed the first 2 PT by seconds. When she left for MEPS she was sick, we even told her recruiter a week be…

Started by Zyphere

9 yesterday
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Any moms with sons arrival in Chicago 7/14?

My son arrived in Chicago on 7/14/2020.  We haven't heard from him since 2100 on 7/14.  Is that the "I'm here" call?  Or should we receive…

Started by NavyMom1013

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San Diego spouses

Hi! Looking for Christian wives in San Diego intetested in connecting with other wives for prayer and support. My daughter n law is a bit s…

Started by Proudmom314

10 Aug 5
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My best friend  has just arrived to Chicago today. I wanted advice on what to send in my first letter and any advice on how to keep our fri…

Started by fatima1525

13 Jul 27
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On Base ROM and letters

My son arrived in GL’s on 6/16 and started his off base ROM. He was covid tested on 6/25 and tested positive. He was transferred to on base…

Started by Karen

11 Jul 19
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Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

4 Jul 14
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Help please

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to hear some of you are getting to talk to and see your loved ones!! The first few weeks of boot camp were the ha…

Started by Joanna

15 Jul 13
Reply by NavyMomJill

Feeling a bit overwhelmed!

My son will be leaving in September for bootcamp. I am so proud of him! However everytime I think about all of this I start crying. I know…

Started by Spencers mom

18 Jul 7
Reply by Chipmunk

Any June 2020 Boot Camp Shippers?

Hi Everyone,  First, I want everyone to know how grateful I am for this forum.  I have searched so many blogs and forums for support and I…

Started by TARA

26 Jul 4
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.Confusion Upon Receiving Form Letter

I know according to information on this site when the recruits mail out the Form Letter but it seems as if my DIL may be receiving false in…

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13 Jun 18
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