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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 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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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in July Discussions (161)

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Recruit Leaving July 2019

I noticed most of the discussions were 2018 and older, so I wanted to start a new discussion for those leaving July 2019.  I'm not sure abo…

Started by Three3Boys

48 May 10, 2023
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

July 2022 DEP

Any new recruits heading out this month?

Started by SoS_Survivor_45

1 Jul 21, 2022
Reply by CBMom

DEP Recruit leaving 7/10/19

I would like to connect to other families who have Future sailors leaving for boot camp around the same time frame. Look forward to hearing…

Started by Cindy- wonder woman

5 Jul 27, 2019
Reply by Celticwoman2

July 1, 2019 DEP Group

Good afternoon, I thought we could start a group for moms of recruits that left during the week of July 1, 2019.  I received my call last n…

Started by crossings45

7 Jul 8, 2019
Reply by Celticwoman2

Son left for BC July 28th! Can they use their cell phones??

My son left for BC just 2 day ago on the 28th and I already got his box. It was a bit emotional as I had ot have my daughter take it away :…

Started by End76

9 Aug 12, 2018
Reply by HypnoticPupper

Still waiting for the box

My son left on July 29th, I am still waiting for the box. He sounded so quiet and discombobulated he could barely get out the things he was…

Started by Christine

17 Aug 12, 2018
Reply by HypnoticPupper

Approximate Graduation

Does anyone know how many weeks after shipping graduation is?  I am trying to make sure I have the right weekend's off at work, going to cl…

Started by librarianmom

20 Jul 17, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Son leaving in July

I have been enjoying reading the posts so far.  My son will be in BootCamp in July too!  Looking forward to getting to know some of you bet…

Started by librarianmom

58 Apr 5, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Hurry up and wait!

Currently waiting for the Form Box or any idea of when our sailor's PIR will be. Of course we have a general idea but it would be nice to b…

Started by schuylerc83

0 Jul 31, 2017

The box..

We said our goodbye from MEPS on Monday (7/17) and I got the box of clothes today. I guess I'm a sap and it just got real (tears). About ho…

Started by LoLo4

0 Jul 20, 2017


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