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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Moms of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

Members: 1342
Latest Activity: Jan 11

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 19, 2021. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 25, 2021 at 11:59am

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 2, 2021 at 6:45pm

Birdie - I have information posted regarding use of the Sandboxx app - here's the link (click on it):

Sandboxx app

You can use it, but in boot camp ONLY.  

Comment by Birdie’s mom on December 2, 2021 at 6:42pm

Has anyone ever used the Sandboxx app. To send letters to your SR?

Comment by JayDee659 on November 11, 2021 at 2:08pm

Hi Ummi, welcome!  Sorry that I missed your comment yesterday.  BsNukeMom is right on, BC page will have the most up to date info!

Comment by Chipmunk on November 10, 2021 at 11:14pm

Ummi - I see that B'sNukeMom got a chance to reply before I did. I will say that you may send a few extra stamps to your daughter. Otherwise, I echo what B'sNukeMom said. 

Be sure to read this information - Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recru..., which is on BC Mom group page. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on November 10, 2021 at 7:00pm

And I left you the link to the boot camp group in the welcome message on your page.  Look for the blue hyper link - click on it and it will take you directly to the group!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on November 10, 2021 at 6:59pm

Hi Ummi - if your daughter is at boot camp then the only thing you can send her is cards and letters.  Anything else they might need they can buy at the NEX.  If you send a card be sure it doesn't have any glitter on it!  That will cause trouble lol.  Be sure to come over to the boot camp group and post there.  There's lots of others going through boot camp at the same time and you'll get a quicker response.  Also, be sure to join your PIR group.  I have the links to the current groups posted over there too.

Comment by Ummi on November 10, 2021 at 6:48pm
Hi Everybody! Can anyone offer some updated (2021) info on what I can send my SR aside from cards and letters?
Comment by Chipmunk on September 18, 2021 at 8:41am

Also, there may be some other posts yesterday on BC Mom about motels, just checking in there, so be sure to keep on eye out. 

Comment by Chipmunk on September 18, 2021 at 8:39am

Wendy, Phoenixmom posted the map and I think some information on the shortcut from Sarge who has a taxi service in the GL area. It may have been a couple of days back in the BC Mom group. I was out yesterday at our state fair with my kids so couldn't reply. Sorry. 


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