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

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Kimi (mom of Kriston)

Division 2341, Ship 06 RCU


Division 2341, Ship 06 RCU

Group setup for those who have sailors recuperating or for what ever other reason. :)

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2014

Discussion Forum

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Comment by Annychiquita on March 25, 2014 at 1:28pm

Hi friends, I am kind of worry, cause my son is in RCU since feb. 25, he called me march 8 and told me that he would call back the 22, but didn't receive any call...he was told that they in RCU were supposed to call every other Saturday...right now he is in phase 3 of therapy...I feel so sad....can somebody tell me what could happened? worry mom :(

Comment by WestonsMom (FL A School) on September 12, 2011 at 11:15am
FYI...for anyone with a SR in RCU, you may want to also join this group:
Comment by wills118 on May 4, 2011 at 8:35am
So I've finally heard back that my husband is back in a division and will graduate May 20! My question is: does anyone know about the being able to go to graduation? I had gotten a password for the gate pass for his original graduation date but now that it's changed I don't know if I can get it now. Has anyone else had this happen to them too? Did you get to go to graduation?
Comment by Proudsistah on March 7, 2011 at 12:19pm
*stress fractures i meant...
Comment by Proudsistah on March 7, 2011 at 12:17pm

hi Wills! yeah stress fractured are very common... I don't think he will be sent home. My sister broke her right leg and still in a cast since january... it's very difficult for her to accept the fact that it happened a week prior to her graduation... She is trying to be strong in RCU and told us that she won't give up!... I am hoping for your husband's fast recovery...


Comment by wills118 on March 7, 2011 at 12:05pm
My husband called friday to let me know that he is now moved to RCU with stress fractures in both his knees. I spoke to him again yesterday and he said that today he goes for an MRI and physical therapy. I'm very worried about him, he was so excited to finally be in boot camp and said he was enjoying it very much. I'm afraid that he's going to be sent home because of this and not be able to re-enlist again. Can anyone tell me if it's common to be able to stay and recover from something like this? And if he is sent home if for sure he can re-enlist again after recovery?
Comment by nicole (ship 12 division 041) on January 13, 2011 at 6:20pm
My boyfriend was suppose to graduate tomorrow: 1/14. Last week my boyfriend was sick in the hospital with a pneumonia so he missed his run test, another test & battle stations.... The last time I heard from him was last saturday when he told me he was going back to boot camp. He didn't know if he would still be able to graduate on 1/14 since he missed important things while he was sick. I was really hoping that "no news is good news", after not hearing anything from him all week. Yesterday I gave his mom the number to call public affairs & she was told he wasn't graduating 1/14 & that they wouldn't know when he would graduate & that he will not have a graduation. His mom said something with his leg was bothering him.... I have no idea whats going on but hope to have a letter or call soon. I think my boyfriend will be sent to ship 6.
Comment by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom on September 1, 2010 at 9:55pm
My son is in a new division also! YAY, his new PIR date is 10-8-10 CONGRATS to you Autumn Joey's mom.
Comment by valerie2088 on August 28, 2010 at 12:03pm
Autumn Joey's mom - that is GREAT NEWS!!! We all wish him well! Keep us posted on when he is graduating!
Comment by valerie2088 on August 5, 2010 at 12:36pm
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this news of your husband. I can only imagine how tough it is to be in RCU. I remember when my daughter was there and what a roller coaster it was with her emotions. It is a depressing place to be and it is difficult for them to stay motivated. Everyone that my daughter met in RCU went home - yes, everyone. It was often tough not to burst out in tears when she called and was so down all those weeks. Just remember that "all things happen for a reason" and there is another path that your husband will take and all will work out. Stick together and support one another and life will be good. It will probably be tough for him when he returns home - even a short time at BC changes our loved ones. Be patient and be sure to let him know that he is not a failure. Some want out because they can't handle it - his body is injured and that is an entirely different thing. He will be ok through the love of his family.

My daughter was medically discharged and she is doing better. I know she endured more than most at BC and tried her best, but her body said no. She was eventually moved back in to a new division after 7 wks in RCU, but the wk she was to graduate she fell on the last lap of her final PFA. That was it for her - then it took about 2 wks to process her out. It was so hard and she did feel like a failure. She had a rough time readjusting to civilian life but is coming along now. She is now enrolled in college and has an interest in becoming a counselor. Hopefully, her future will allow her to help others in a significant way.

You will get through this!

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