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

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November Boot Camp Family

This group was formed to support the families of recruits that shipped to bootcamp in November of 2009.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2020

Discussion Forum

Got my daughters address! Shes in Ship 11 Div 54..Anyone else have recruits in this div?

Started by AlishaNicole SHP11DIV54. Last reply by Navy Aunt (AF Wife) Nov 29, 2010. 1 Reply


New here. My daughter left for boot camp Nov. 23rd!!!

Started by AlishaNicole SHP11DIV54. Last reply by Navy Aunt (AF Wife) Nov 28, 2010. 1 Reply

I'm waiting to receive her PIR date and my "kid in a box"!

PIR January 29, 2010

Started by I'm Laurie the Sailor's Mom!. Last reply by Katieliz Cody the Sailor Man Jan 16, 2010. 48 Replies

Most of us have been posting discussions segregated by ship and division, but maybe we can get to know each other based on our PIR date--we will all be in Great Lakes on the same weekend.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of November Boot Camp Family to add comments!

Comment by wrourke on October 29, 2012 at 12:31pm

My son leaves Nov 20 to Great Lakes anyone else?  He was suppose to leave Oct 31 but lost his SS card

Comment by Elle on August 18, 2011 at 2:31pm
Attention please Never ever use BBG Communications (Luxemburg) while traveling internationally this company is a rip off... more importantly don't use your debit/credit card to pay for it they charge like $50 a minute!! I'm not kidding on top of that they charge you several times even if you made one call. This company is found at airport on pay phones.
Comment by lorriemi navy mom x2 on November 30, 2010 at 2:05am
my son is ship 12 division 039 anyone else
Comment by AlishaNicole SHP11DIV54 on November 29, 2010 at 4:58pm
Got my daughters address! Shes on Ship 11 Div 54....Anyone else have recruits in this div?
Comment by Cindy D on November 10, 2010 at 10:29pm
It sounds like everyone is doing pretty well! What a year. Mike is stationed on the USS Carr in Norfolk, VA. He won't leave for his first long deployment until April. I am not looking forward to that. It is so nice to be able to call him almost anytime I want right now. It looks like he will be able to come home Dec. 27 for about a week. Can't wait! All those with sailors away from home again for the holidays will be in my prayers.
Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on November 3, 2010 at 9:35pm
Happy Anniversary everybody! Dan is a greenside Corpsman stationed at Camp Lejeune with the 2nd Marines. Here is a photo with his mom after is Field Medical Training graduation...

Comment by mother always on September 16, 2010 at 2:10pm
Greenlo I'm very pleased to hear about your son and you!!!!
May God bless him in all he does and touch those doctor's hands;and he can get a fast and good recovery in every way!!!
Have a nice day!!
Comment by Cindy D on September 2, 2010 at 9:22am
Oh my gosh, how sad. Prayers go out to these families.
Comment by Cindy D on June 28, 2010 at 9:47pm
Thank you navy aunt. I just voted!
Comment by Cindy D on June 11, 2010 at 3:56pm
Navy aunt,
My son's PIR was 1-15-10. My son is doing good and is stationed in Norfolk, VA

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