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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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Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

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In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Started by Kim F. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Parents with SR at GL

Started by Miproudnavymom. Last reply by MaeJay Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

Started by InquiringMind. Last reply by Lorraine Mar 18, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by Squid's Mom - Rehne' on November 24, 2008 at 10:56am
That would be Selfrige ANGB in Clinton Twp. which is just north of me. Congrats on your sons graduation. I know it does seem longer than it is (BC) but wait till you see the young man they give back to you. They are more poised and self assured, and like with my son who slimmed down and bulked up w/muscle they come out looking gooood...I have a hot son!!!....LOL ...Watch out ladies!
Comment by Squid's Mom - Rehne' on November 24, 2008 at 12:44am
Hi Julie, thanks for understanding. Hey where is Burton? I am in St. Clair Shores. My name is pronounced Renee
Comment by Squid's Mom - Rehne' on November 23, 2008 at 9:21am
Sorry I was thinking of when James was in "A" school and he came home for Christmas.
Comment by Squid's Mom - Rehne' on November 22, 2008 at 9:53am
From what i have heard BC closed down for the holiday and they have to but in a leave chit. As for getting them home I found Southwest Air has a great Military Rate but you have call the reservation line to ask for it, make the reservation in your sailors name (double check spelling, they are very strict). This is faster than Amtrac and I found it to be almost the same price, and we had more time together. Just make sure they have enough time to get from GL to the air port. Have them check for a shuttle from base, they might have one run if there are enough sailors going to the airport. If not then it is about 1 to 1 1/2 hour ride to Town then a cab from there. If taking cab there are probably a lot of others going, so have them post for rides now they may get lucky and find another sailor coming by their town and can drop off for gas $$.
Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on November 20, 2008 at 10:04pm
One thing I did with missing my daughter is that I started writing her letters and then sent them as soon as I rec'd her address. It helped me a great deal.

I found out later that she works in the mail room, so she looks forward to the letters and sees them just about every day.
Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on November 20, 2008 at 10:03pm
On Thanksgiving they have adopt a sailor - I didn't hear the final plans for my daughter. If one of Katie's shipmates parents do come, they were planning to adopt her, otherwise it would be with a church family.

I'm sure someone on this site has gone thru Thanksgiving and Christmas in bootacmp like your daughter will be. We are wondering if she will be able to have time off from 'A' school to be with us for Christmas....her birthday is just days before Christmas as well.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on November 20, 2008 at 12:18pm
Calling all thumb area moms see discussion thread above. Meet and Greet Dec 7th. See you there..Paulette
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 20, 2008 at 12:06pm
NavyMomK9 - ohhhhhh, you make it reality! For lots of moms here, this will be their first Christmas without their sailor or in many cases they may get leave...this year. I was a Navy wife that lived over seas for many years and coming home to our families in Michigan just was not a feasible option. My mother always did her best to make our holidays special in spite of the difference and those sailors that were not taking leave - we always had big holiday gatherings at our house in Japan so they felt like they had a home for the holidays. Our shipmates became our families especially for the holidays.

The shoe is now on the other foot for us - our first born is a Sailor now, we will be able to treasure him this Christmas but know next year...he could be anywheres. It's not easy being Navy family - especially during the holidays.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on November 20, 2008 at 11:58am
Ok all of you I ahve got to stop reading this at work. Bawling at my desk people think I am nuts. Rob called last night and he is able to come home for Thanksgiving. I ahven't told anyone else yet it will be a surprise. I will cherish this year as I know there will not be many in the future. Everyone have a loveing holiday.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 19, 2008 at 5:39pm
For my Michigan families, just want to share our good news today. We got "C" school orders favorite sailor will be heading to Dahgreen, VA for the Aegis system! Anyone else have a sailor there?

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