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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January Boot Camp Families


January Boot Camp Families

This group was formed to support the families of recruits that will ship to bootcamp in January, 2010

Members: 96
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2011

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 122

Started by Maggie McD. Last reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin Mar 17, 2010. 9 Replies

Looking for anyone with a Son/Husband/Boyfriend/Family Member/ Loved one in this Division!!

Ship 09 Div 129-Brandon's Mom

Started by BrandonsMom. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 12, 2010. 1 Reply

Just joined the group hoping to find someone on the same ship/div. as my son!

Ship 6 Div 919

Started by Jerri in Cinti. Last reply by ^proud dad of nuke sailor Mar 7, 2010. 28 Replies

Hello All:  Looking for anyone whose loved one is in Ship 6, Div 919.  Has anyone received a letter?  Know how the Division is doing?  My nephew is a SR with PIR date of 3/26.  Thanks, JerriContinue

Ship 09 Div 131

Started by Monica (Tabatha's mother). Last reply by Patrick's Mom Feb 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Anyone else?

Comment Wall


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Comment by JD's Mom on March 21, 2010 at 7:53pm
Just got back from Great Lakes! What a wonderful time I had... our Navy family is awesome... a special thanks to Chief Kathy S and her husband for extending their hospitality to me... they made the weekend with my daughter just wonderful.. they were there to see their daughter graudate and I didn't have transportation... we met at the Meet and Greet and they made all the difference for me....
Comment by JD's Mom on March 12, 2010 at 8:59pm
Whew... what a week it's been... but today was worth the worry... I got the call today from my daughter who left on 1/19 for boot camp... she is a SALIOR!... graduation next Friday.... Ship 11 Division 123... Ahooray!
Comment by navywife2010 on March 10, 2010 at 9:48am
Dianesheldon, Hello, my husband will be performing at your sons graduation. Do you think you can post pics of the graduation. He's either one of the three leading the ceremony or a flag because he was asked to sub for one of the guys. He doesn't graduate until 3/26! Congratulations on your sons accomplishment!
Comment by dianesheldon on March 9, 2010 at 5:18pm
My son performed in the band for the March 5th ceremony. Does anyone have a video of that graduation? My son doesnt graduate until March 12th.
Comment by navywife2010 on March 5, 2010 at 6:11pm
Cindy, Thank you so much!! Everything was helpful!!
Comment by navywife2010 on March 2, 2010 at 11:12am
Cindy-Hey, how are you? I was wondering if you can answer some questions about A-school? My husband is a Nuke, graduating from boot camp on 3/26/10! I was wondering how is your son's schedule? Is he allowed weekends off? How's the workload? Thanks!! :0)
Comment by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin on February 25, 2010 at 10:36pm
Diane, This website may be helpful to you.
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 25, 2010 at 1:14pm
Thank you Cindy, I received your email and I know exactly how you feel! Without this website I would still be in the dark about so much. This site has been so wonderful! I couldn't imagine going through all of this without the comfort of all of you either!
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 24, 2010 at 8:39pm
Will the metra take me from the airport to the hotel? i am staying at Waukegan Days Inn. I'm worried about ground travel and expenses...
Comment by jadsmom on February 17, 2010 at 9:20pm
Is there anyone in this group who did not receive their recruit's box? My son left 01/06/10. I have not read anywhere here of a parent/spouse with the same experience. I had called FedEx, they can't do anything w/out a tracking#, called the recruiter and even the Navy Public Affairs in Great Lakes, no one seems to know. Finally told my son last week and hopefully someone can tell him what to do...Will appreciate feedbacks from anyone that had a similar situation.

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