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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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November 2010 Boot Camp


November 2010 Boot Camp

New moms providing support along the way for their son/daughter starting boot camp in Nov 2010

Members: 51
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2011

Discussion Forum

Welcome to boot camp - FAQ

Started by Arwen. Last reply by Barn Godess Feb 22, 2011. 4 Replies

Welcome to boot camp. Here's a few things that may help you out in the first few weeks.How will I know that my recruit has arrived safely?You will get a very short (5-10 second) call from your…Continue

DIV 045

Started by sammilynn|DEP|BC 20101116|. Last reply by Tamme Dec 14, 2010. 1 Reply

So I was just medically discharged from the navy and I was wanting to see what all moms here has sons and daughters in div 045. Also if you have any questions about the division I will try to answer…Continue

Adopt a Sailor for Christmas

Started by GarettsMom. Last reply by NS Dec 11, 2010. 1 Reply

My son just called and asked if I received his letter for the Adopt  a Sailor day?  I have yet to receive it and I was wondering if anyone knew the line or could email me the application to send in.…Continue

What is an AO actually do?

Started by Cat(Mom of an AO). Last reply by Proud AO Mom Dec 10, 2010. 1 Reply

Aviation ordnancemen are aircraft armament (weapons) specialists in charge of storing, servicing, inspecting and handling of all types of weapons and ammunition carried on Navy aircraft. These…Continue

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Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on January 15, 2011 at 12:09am
Bravo Zulu graduating class 1/14/11 ~ 845 new sailors today!!
Comment by Jan (Ship 04 Div 802) on January 12, 2011 at 7:12am
For anyone going through PIR soon, check out our site- PIR 1/7/11- we just got back from our wonderful weekend! and there is a lot of info on it. Have funn and enjoy the time you'll have with your new Sailors!
Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on January 8, 2011 at 11:04am

WHOOHOO ~ got the "IM A SAILOR CALL" :-)


Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 7, 2011 at 12:13pm
redsmom, are you expecting the call today? If Battlestation was yesterday I hear calls started for some after 2 in the afternoon the next day. Let us know and best of luck to you and your recruit..
Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on January 7, 2011 at 11:34am

sleepless night in to stay busy with fully charged cell phone in hand; anxiously waiting for it to ring......

off to workout to release some of this unwanted stress.....

Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 6, 2011 at 10:26am
Wishing your div all the luck!!!
Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on January 6, 2011 at 10:13am
stress levels are still rising and the next 24-36 hours can't go by fast enough...tick tock, tick tock.....LOL

HOOYAH ~ DIV 040!!
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 5, 2011 at 2:03pm
OMGosh!! I can't believe how time flew.....Good luck to your SR!!! We are off to PIR in two weeks. Keep us posted and the blue candles burning!!!
Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on January 5, 2011 at 10:24am
8 more days now till PIR......

BS21 begins tomorrow and the stress is building once again.... :(
Comment by KLP0824 on January 1, 2011 at 12:18am
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE hope the new year brings nothing but blessing and joy i will keep everyone and there SR in my prayers

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