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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 (1,580)

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During Ellie's call last night, she expressed the need for religious icons by the Chaplains on base to give to the recruits in boot camp to…

Started by Kyle Melissa Div939 PIR8/13!

4 Jul 14, 2010
Reply by Kyle Melissa Div939 PIR8/13!

HELP My son is leaving officially on June 9th

My son is leaving for BC on June 9th.  So full of emotions Tears are falling as we speak.  I cant believe the day is almost here.  I rememb…

Started by mfavored

45 Jul 10, 2010
Reply by sherylSTmom

boot camp

hi my son is in his 4th week at boot camp i worry about him everyday, i did receive my first letter from him stating he was fine and not to…

Started by trammell's mom

12 Jul 10, 2010
Reply by sherylSTmom

leaving today

My daughter leaves today for BC.  We get to see her being sworn in.  I don't know how I'm going to get through this.

Started by kellysmom (04 Div 291)

10 Jul 8, 2010
Reply by Cheryl-Ship 07 Div 290 PIR 9.02

Strange and unexpected call from BC!

My daughter left for basic on May 24th. I already got the "Im here call" I have recieved her box, her form letter and all seemed well to th…

Started by Always "Incognito"

16 Jun 10, 2010
Reply by Always "Incognito"


I wanted to pass on part of a discussion I had last night. The discussion was about my son, Chris, being at bootcamp. Some of the moms ther…

Started by Roqufort (ship 4, DIV 814)

5 Jun 7, 2010

Thought I was ready for my son to go to Basic training..

This by far has been the most difficult seperation ever. How do you find the strength not to fall apart...  I am proud that my son has made…

Started by blessedpr

10 Apr 24, 2010
Reply by blessedpr

FAQ: What does the Navy pay for? What is the sailor's responsibility?

Does the Navy pay for uniforms? Yes, but not for everything they need at boot camp. Recruits receive an initial uniform allowance $1,157.…

Started by Arwen

2 Mar 28, 2010
Reply by Arwen

NEX cards on RTC base are not good on any other base...

According to the SDC on A-School site, the NEX cards given to recruits while on bootcamp base are not good at any other NEX on any other ba…

Started by Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees)

2 Aug 21, 2009
Reply by Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees)


This is a great website that tells week by week what your sailor is doing during boot camp.

Started by Brenda Sue

1 Aug 4, 2009


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