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."


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,580)

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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…

Started by ZanesGma

13 Jun 18
Reply by partyofseven

What PIR weekend may be like for those flying out of GL

This is meant to share information for those whose sailors are flying out of GL. There is other information posted in the BC Mom pages but…

Started by Chipmunk

60 Jun 10
Reply by partyofseven

A message from the Commanding Officer of RTC

I posted this earlier today. I thought I would make a discussion so that it is readily available to all. Good morning :-) The CO of RTC has…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

3 May 17
Reply by Chipmunk

Arrival at B/C 02/26 and Mom is losing it.

My daughter is in her 2nd day of boot camp and I'm an emotional ball of crazy. When does the breaking down stop? My husband left back to wo…

Started by Louisa J

14 May 16
Reply by Chipmunk

Prayer Requests Post For Bootcamp Moms

I know that we all tend to get busy and we just share these posts on the Main BC page but I wanted to put this on here so we can have a sin…

Started by belovedbyHim

5 Apr 18
Reply by Chipmunk

Making Face Masks - BC Moms

Hi ladies, I thought I would start a discussion here and I will copy the link to mine in Nuke Moms. But this way, you can comment here. All…

Started by Chipmunk

3 Apr 14
Reply by Chipmunk

Another Newbie!

I've been lurking in the shadows, reading all your posts! I can now make my own post because my son will be shipping off to Great Lakes thi…

Started by AmyB508

8 Apr 11
Reply by AmyB508

PIR May 8th

Is there a PIR group on here for May 8th yet? I know we most likely be able to attend PIR then but to have the group of moms on the same ti…

Started by LadyBluefire

7 Apr 7
Reply by Chipmunk

New Navy Mom

Good morning! My son is scheduled to leave for boot camp this Thursday 3/19. We are new to military life and everything has happened so qui…

Started by heather0901

15 Mar 24
Reply by heather0901

Scared, worried, nervous mom

My son left 3/12 for BC. I was sitting here (im)patiently waiting for the form letter when my phone rang yesterday. I recognized the area c…

Started by tina_dap

4 Mar 24
Reply by Velvetenor


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