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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Michelle  (Craigs Mom)

DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in June


DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in June

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in June...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of June of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Members: 669
Latest Activity: May 6

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of June (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have June ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in June, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...

Things to do in the last month before your future sailor leaves (Click on the link)

Once your recruit has arrived at RTC, the next stop here is to join the group Boot Camp for Moms (and loved ones)  Hangout and ask questions in this group until your form letter arrives.

***New news just out today (9/25/19) from the US Navy Recruit Training Command FaceBook page:
Attention families and friends of RTC: Previously, upon arrival to boot camp, recruits would box up their civilian belongings and ship it to their choice of destination. Our new procedure now has those boxes being stored locally and will be returned to the recruits the day before graduation. The new procedure went into effect this week beginning with Div. 409 in Training Group 52.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the Security Access Form. The Security Access form needs to be completed and sent back to your recruit ASAP. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets.

After you have received the form letter, join the group for your recruits PIR. There you can ask questions about PIR, training, hotels etc.Those groups will be posted in the Boot Camp for Mom's group.

Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

**It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Fitness Standards"The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes 37 seconds for female recruits."

Discussion Forum


Started by AK907Tammy. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jul 3, 2019. 1 Reply

Received the Box

Started by J-lo83. Last reply by J-lo83 Jul 2, 2019. 3 Replies

My Son Arrived at RTC 6/27/2019

Started by AK907Tammy. Last reply by J-lo83 Jun 28, 2019. 1 Reply

Daughter arrived at RTC 6/26/2019

Started by J-lo83 Jun 28, 2019. 0 Replies

Received the "scripted call" from my son 6/6/19

Started by lisalegacy1. Last reply by Kyles Mom Jun 18, 2019. 3 Replies

June 13, 2019

Started by SoSi. Last reply by Lisa UT/MT Mom Jun 16, 2019. 28 Replies

6/16/19...Father’s Day ship out?

Started by Kyles Mom. Last reply by Kyles Mom Jun 15, 2019. 7 Replies

Leaving June 13,2019

Started by Proud MOM. Last reply by schen Jun 10, 2019. 1 Reply

D Day! June 6th

Started by JaniceRenee. Last reply by JaniceRenee Jun 4, 2019. 6 Replies

Daughter ships out 6/18

Started by flygraceful. Last reply by flygraceful Jun 2, 2019. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in June to add comments!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 21, 2022 at 5:38pm

Please click on the link below as it has info for your recruit to prepare him/herself before leaving for boot camp.

Recruits - prepare yourself

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 6, 2022 at 8:33pm

Here is updated info on the Fitness Assessment that they must pass in boot camp. 

Navy fitness assessment

Comment by Kellyrene on July 17, 2020 at 8:30am

Lonasboys- it appears this group is pretty quite. Have you heard from your SR yet? I am on the bootcamp group. It's pretty active but there is a mix of ship dates for SRs on there. It does make it nice to hear about the SRs that are a few weeks ahead of ours and how things are running.  You should check the group out. Our SR is also heading to sub school in the secf rate. They just might get to know each other real soon!

Comment by Lonasboys on June 28, 2020 at 6:34pm

Hello.  My son ships out on June 30th also Kellyrene.  We’re definitely disappointed that we can’t witness his swearing in.  He’s super excited and I’m super nervous.  His brother is shipping on the 8th.  We’re so proud of them both, but this is tough! My first son to ship will have a sub job, and the second will be a CTI.  Thus it begins.

Comment by Kellyrene on April 5, 2020 at 10:51am

Hello! Anyone out there with a child leaving for bootcamp in June of 2020. My son is scheduled to leave June 30, 2020, and so far we haven't heard of any delays  from his recruiter. He is participating in his dep weekly by phone and facetime. Just curious if there are any other moms facing  this ship date in the crazy time....

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 19, 2020 at 2:51pm

Good Morning All - June is right around the corner.  Be sure you and your SR are getting ready now!

**It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. "The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits."

Comment by DavesMom19 on June 21, 2019 at 8:53am

My son shipped out on Wednesday (6/19)...let the journey begin!  Looking forward to the box and form letter to arrive so I can start to send letters and have an idea of when PIR will be!!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on June 10, 2019 at 2:21pm

I see a number of you have deppers getting ready to leave, be sure to join this group for boot camp moms.

Comment by Rachel on June 5, 2019 at 10:43pm

Welcome schen! We have one leaving the 13th as well. 

Comment by schen on May 28, 2019 at 4:52pm

My Son Mason is shipping out on 06/13/19


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