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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 September Discussions (129)

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Left for MEPS 9/2/2020

Hi,  My bf left for bootcamp on Wednesday 9/2,and arrived in Chicago 9/3 around 6:45pm that evening. I talked to him up to the point where…

Started by Patrice

2 Oct 5, 2020
Reply by Patrice

Left for Bootcamp Sept 24, 2019

My husband left for bootcamp on 9/24/19, I just wanted to see if there was anyone else in the same boat. Very impatiently waiting for the f…

Started by NavyWife-E

7 Oct 11, 2019
Reply by NavyWife-E

Left for MEPS 09/13/18

My boyfriend left for MEPS on Sept, 13th and arrived to Chicago the next day! Of course this means that I still have some time before I can…

Started by Gaby

3 Sep 22, 2019
Reply by astc

Son leaving 9/17/2019

Anyone else expecting their son to be in boot camp around 9/17 ish?

Started by Dawn1231

13 Sep 20, 2019
Reply by HaveFAITH

My son leaves 9/12/19 Anyone else

It would be nice to meet other parents whose sons or daughters will be in Basic training with mine.  Lucky for me he has family where he wi…

Started by SonOnSubMom76

16 Sep 13, 2019
Reply by Olive Oyl

Daughter leaving 9/24/18.

Does anyone else have an SR leaving that week?

Started by RaksAndRoll

3 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Bex_Kiss

Change of Plans!

The say that there is no such thing as planning ahead in the Navy. LOL! My DEPper had been scheduled to swear in on October 11, but a month…

Started by Lizbeth

1 Oct 1, 2018
Reply by MichelleMamamiciru

Son just sworn in on 9/27 heade to RTC.

we are proud and sad at the same time . now he will have someone other than Dad to keep him in line.

Started by Jennifer

2 Sep 30, 2018
Reply by Cindy3boyz

Son leaves for BC 9/10/18 Anyone else?

Anyone have a loved one leaving 9/10 for BC? Almost 90 days away.

Started by jcmom

25 Sep 21, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Son leaves 9/17/2018

Hello other Dep parents- anyone with a similar date?

Started by Smoothsailing

14 Sep 18, 2018
Reply by Chitown


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