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."

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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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.



Camp Lejeune and FMTB-East Moms, Families and Friends


Camp Lejeune and FMTB-East Moms, Families and Friends

Camp Lejeune / Camp Johnson / Field Medical Training Battalion moms, family and friends - Welcome!  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is home to more than 47,000 Marine and Sailors from around the world.  FMTB, the eight-week training course for corpsmen, is on Camp Johnson, adjacent to Camp Lejeune.  

Location: Jacksonville, NC (and everywhere they deploy!)
Members: 146
Latest Activity: Jan 26

Learn about Field Medical Training Battalion:  Field Medical Training Battalion East, Camp Johnson/Camp Lejeune official website  then -> Students -> Welcome -> FMST

FMF Qualification:

Field Medical Training Battalion East on Facebook:

Overview of Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast: includes driving directions, main phone numbers, Inn of the Corps, housing info.

VIDEO:  What to expect at Field Medical Training Battalion East DVIDS video by Sgt. James Skelton, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, March 2016.  "This video is a guide on what to expect during the eight-week course that transitions corpsmen into the Fleet Marine Force."

Discussion Forum

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Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jan 13, 2017. 0 Replies

What to bring to Camp Lejeune

Started by Carol. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Dec 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Best Places to live near Camp Lejeune?

Started by Bronco14. Last reply by cmacdon May 11, 2016. 4 Replies

FMTB questions.

Started by inw0nderland. Last reply by inw0nderland Mar 25, 2015. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Camp Lejeune and FMTB-East Moms, Families and Friends to add comments!

Comment by partyofseven on September 7, 2020 at 1:24pm

Good Morning,

Do we know if they will be having graduation in Dec. or should I just call the number and ask?  :)

Thanks ladies for all of your help. 

Tenn Navy Mom, I hope everything is going ok with you. I haven't heard back from you. I am checking in on you.  :)

Have a great day!!!

Comment by partyofseven on August 31, 2020 at 11:15am

Good Morning Tenn Navy Mom,

Thank you so much for responding back to me. I hope he does. He is in school (college) now but wants to finish this class he is taking as he doesn't think he will be able to continue his schooling while at training.

He didn't seem like he wanted to talk about it so we will see. 

Comment by partyofseven on August 8, 2020 at 2:59pm

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Just wanted to say hi and that my Sailor will be heading out there in Oct. so any news or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.   :)

Comment by RNmom on November 12, 2018 at 10:49pm

Thanks Tenn Navy Mom!

Comment by RNmom on November 12, 2018 at 12:56pm

Hello! I'm trying to find an active group. My son was just picked up for FMTB, and I can't find a group that actively engages on a regular basis. Anybody have tips? Thanks! And thanks to all the Veterans out there  who have served our nation.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on April 18, 2018 at 1:16pm

Welcome Matthewsmom!  That’s great to hear.  Good for him! 

Comment by Matthewsmom on April 18, 2018 at 12:57am
My son just arrived last Tuesday from San Antonio! He is loving it! This is most relaxed and happy I have heard him. I can't wait to have him home after his 8 weeks!!
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on April 11, 2018 at 1:47pm

Welcome Susie!  My son is like many corpsmen I know - they enjoyed FMTB and would do it again.  Even though it’s tough!  As long as he’s in shape, which I assume he is since he’s coming from SA, he’ll do great.  You can see what he will be studying and follow along at the official FMTB-E site.  Where will his first duty station be after Field Med?

Comment by Susie on April 11, 2018 at 7:55am
Hello~ my son just arrived on Monday from San Antonio. Looking forward to learning about his trading and experience and connecting with other parents
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on October 26, 2017 at 11:11pm

Welcome midnight7780!  I hope he checks out the Wallace Creek Fitness Center - a 22+ million dollar facility that offers everything from fitness to rock climbing to juice bars and massage therapy, and is stunning as well.  For fun I would occasionally send my son a virtual gift card to the Dunkin Donuts that's in the Marine Exchange parking lot - it's open 24/7. 


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