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 B'sMomma (Kimberly) on January 22, 2010 at 12:02pm
I have not been able to log on for a couple of days, but GREAT news. I got a call from my daughter on Saturday. The calling card she took with her was "invalid", but she was able to get another one when she went to the exchange and they let her call home then. She is in Ship 07 Div 112 and the form letter we got says graduation is March 5. I would like to connect with someone who has a member in this division. Her note on the bottom of the form letter said "Hey guys. I'm here and bootcamp is GREAT!! I love it." This made me feel much better. Thanks to all for your comments during my worry time over not getting the telephone call.
Comment by lovestofly(ship11div116) on January 21, 2010 at 8:46am
Josh's Wife ship 7 div 107 I sent you a personal message.
Comment by diane(stephens mom) on January 21, 2010 at 12:06am
my son leaves tomorrow jan 21 for bootcamp
Comment by lovestofly(ship11div116) on January 20, 2010 at 9:47pm
Josh's Wife ship 7 div 107 ,I still haven't heard from my son and I when I call the recruiting office I get no answer. I tried to look online but I can't seem to locate the info. Can you help me out?
Comment by Debbie on January 19, 2010 at 5:29pm
Hi new to the group. My son left for BC Jan 6th, PIR Feb 26th. Anybody here Ship 7 Div 106?
Comment by becka on January 19, 2010 at 12:06pm
Well what a birthday I am having last week I was told my son would graduate feb 26 and today told March the 3rd I have been a crying confused mess the recruiter tells me wed the 3rd I thought their grad dates where only on fri and not getting a letter and no calls from my son just makes it harder .... cant' make any plans for travel this way .....rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Comment by JD's Mom on January 16, 2010 at 10:58am
Hi everyone... haven't been here in over a week and haven't been following posts...I see that some of your loved ones have left already. My daughter leaves on Monday. I am still in "glad" mode and hope that I can continue to be there. I've been thinking a lot about why I don't have any heavy feelings about my daughter's leaving. I think what helps ... is the reason for her decision. We went shopping yesterday to get the things she'll need. We talked a bit about being tired, tested and pushed to the limits. That the first couple of weeks are going to be the worst of it.... to push on and keep her eye on the prize. She doesn't want to know about anything I learn in here... she just wants to go and deal with it when she gets there. I told her to NOT worry about calling me. Write when she can... to concentrate on what she has to do and nothing else. We can communicate in letters and if I don't hear from her or the Navy.... that I won't be angry or disappointed... that no news is good news. She will take her cell phone with her and call me when she lands in Chicago.. which will be on Tuesday..although she leaves the house Monday evening.. with it being a Holiday.. they will finish processing her Tuesday and off she goes! I am still not worried about the box... it tells me she made it that far. I don't worry about getting the call... because is assurance she's working her plan or that they are working her butt off and no time to call. Don't worry about what's going on at "home"...nothing will be different from when you left. Friends are back at college doing their thing.... now it's time to do yours. Look at the possibilites that are ahead and forge forward. Appears she will be a Grad and Go... so we'll have only Graduation day to spend together and I'm cool with that too.... I am so relaxed about all of I'll pray for peace and blessings for all of us in here and for those that are having a hard time...remember why they made the decision they made....try not to feel the lonliness of them not being here...hold on the the end result and not the moment. Wait patiently for the call and don't worry if you don't get one right away... the motto is "no news is good news".... remember that the with every step ( they are all getting closer to their goal. When BC is over is when they will begin a new journey... a new life and a new purpose... of which all of us will reap the benefits of in one way or another. We all have different reasons for this journey.....hold on to that... BC will be over before you know it!
Comment by hlwolter on January 16, 2010 at 12:49am
Diane you have been a blessing to me. I can't wait to see you and your family at PIR. Keep your head up. I know it has to get better someday right?
Comment by lovestofly(ship11div116) on January 15, 2010 at 9:16am
Thank you. How would I found out his mailing address? If he won't talk to me, I don't think he will send me his address.
Comment by lovestofly(ship11div116) on January 15, 2010 at 8:53am
My son called my ex-husband and not me to let him know that he made it okay. My son didn't call me at all. I am mad and hurt at the same time. I need support.

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