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 hlwolter on January 14, 2010 at 9:21pm
Oh my , I am soooooooo jealous..........You got a letter a real letter. No I am just kidding lol. I keep hoping and stalking my mail man waiting for my husbands letters.I am so happy for you! Hopefully this will help you.
Comment by B'sMomma (Kimberly) on January 14, 2010 at 1:33pm
I was wondering ... did any of you have someone leave out of Jacksonville, FL?
Comment by Lynn on January 13, 2010 at 8:25pm
Kimberly I was told it can take up to 3 days for a call. My son had his cell, but, now it is in the box to come home. don't worry I am sure every thing is fine.
Comment by hlwolter on January 13, 2010 at 8:14pm
Yes bitterSweet I recieved the box. I didn't open it . I can't bring myself to yet. Sounds stupid I know but it's easier to leave it in the closet.
Comment by B'sMomma (Kimberly) on January 13, 2010 at 3:06pm
My daughter left yesterday and I did not recieve a telephone call. How long does it usually take?
Comment by Lynn on January 13, 2010 at 3:01pm
Hello, My son just left on monday Jan. 11, 2010. He called me that evening for a couple minutes, to let me know that he was there, and I should be recieving a box next week. I miss him so, but, I am very glad to be is mom.
Comment by hlwolter on January 13, 2010 at 1:41am
BitterSweetMomma My husband flew out of Kansas City on the 5th as well.
Comment by hlwolter on January 13, 2010 at 12:24am
Yes, it is very true i recieved mine yesterday and you will cherish it. I cried and laughed all at the same time
Comment by lovestofly(ship11div116) on January 12, 2010 at 6:46pm
My son actually left before lunch today instead of tomorrow. My sailor want to be a Seal so I wish him luck. He took a summer job summer before last as a life guard to help him with his swimming and he enjoyed it. I am looking forward to his call.
Comment by JD's Mom on January 10, 2010 at 2:39pm

I wish I had known sooner about this site ...there are a lot of dicussions in other groups that can help us with boot camp and graduation. Here are 2 sites that I found that I thought I share with everyone.

Gives details of what to expect for the Recruits.. Families and Graduation Schedules. It also has the recruit Trainee Guide which is 400+ pages. I saved it to the daughter has 1 week left before she leaves....

Hotels near the Naval Base and on Base...i.e Navy Lodge

You really have to spend time in here to learn everything there is to learn...and even then... won't learn every thing.....there are discussions upon discussions....!

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