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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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


You need to be a member of January Boot Camp Families to add comments!

Comment by Lisa Marie on February 15, 2010 at 7:33pm
~Rob's Mom,
Have you joined his PIR Group?
"PIR 3/5/10 Divisions (107 - 114, 806 & 916)"
Comment by Rob's Mom Ship 11 Div 113 on February 15, 2010 at 11:41am
Hi Everyone! My son is in Ship 11 Div 113. His PIR is March 5. I would love to visit with other Mom's from the unit.
Comment by JD's Mom on February 13, 2010 at 9:10am
Hey everyone.... I got the "call" on Wed... I know that she's is going to Mississippi for A School and based on what I've been reading... a Grad and Go... but she is not sure of her Grad date ... she hasn't passed the "running" part of the's the only thing she is struggling with.... she's got 2 more weeks to get there... told me to hold off on making my plans until she knows she's passed....and so I wait.
Comment by dorie on February 12, 2010 at 11:34pm
did anybody watch the opening cermony of the olympics? I got chills when the United States team come out. Can't image what feeling I willl get when I am at my duaghter's cermony announcing her as a SAILIOR in the UNITED STATES NAVY. i am a wife of Retired Air Force husband. And I work at the Veterans hospila so i do get emoitional about this kind of events.
Comment by dorie on February 12, 2010 at 9:53pm
not sure of her numerical order. I'll have to ask her if she know your number. she did say in her letter we recieved wedensday that she was not a grad and go and be be GL unitl 10 march.
Comment by Lisa Marie on February 12, 2010 at 7:35pm
Check the 03/05/10 PIR group. Lots of postings re: Hotels. Meet and Greet at Ramada Inn on Thursday eve.
Comment by dorie on February 12, 2010 at 12:19am
where is everyone staing with a PIR date 3-5-10 we are staying at the RAmada. on thursday they have a meet and greet for families.
Comment by jadsmom on February 11, 2010 at 11:59pm
Dorie,my son is in division916. Check out that group and you'll find members with sailors in the same division as your daughter. Hope you're getting letters and phone calls from her.
Comment by dorie on February 11, 2010 at 11:43pm
she is in division 111
Comment by jadsmom on February 11, 2010 at 11:39pm
There's a group PIR 03/05/10 with 53 members. What division is your recruit in?

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