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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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OCS Graduate Moms Discussions (107)

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Does anyone know what time the Commissioning Ceremony is on 4/1/2022?

One place says it is in the morning, then I hear it's in the afternoon. Help!  

Started by celia7

1 Mar 25
Reply by Sewmom

Does anyone have a loved one going through Navy OCS Class #10-22

Hi Everyone, My name is Jan. My daughter Molly is currently attending the OCS Class #10-22. Although we spent 24 years living an active dut…

Started by mollysmom

5 Mar 22
Reply by Tonya

Graduation Events Attire

My son will be graduating soon from OCS. I know there is a hi mom event as well as graduation. I have not been able to find many pictures o…

Started by Sewmom

7 Mar 18
Reply by Sewmom

Starting OCS

My son begins OCS in about two weeks.  When he went to boot camp I was able to find so many links to information regarding boot camp, phone…

Started by Sewmom

12 Dec 15, 2021
Reply by michchat

OCS Graduation Gifts

While my son isn't scheduled to graduate for several weeks, I want to get a head start on gifts.  I'd like to find a keepsake box for cuff…

Started by Sewmom

5 Dec 12, 2021
Reply by Sewmom

Christmas Gifts

My son will be at OCS for Christmas.  Can he receive gifts at OCS and is there a source for what he can and can't receive?  Thank you for a…

Started by Sewmom

3 Dec 11, 2021
Reply by Sewmom

For Families of Current OCS Students

I currently have a son nearing graduation at OCS.  A few weeks ago I started a discussion in the moms of officers group (I think that is th…

Started by missmellen

3 Sep 9, 2021
Reply by LisaMarie

Care packages during Indoc Phase???

HI All!  I'm new to Navy, and new to N4M.   My son is in OCS in week 1, - today is First Friday.  Would like to send him a care package wit…

Started by SandInMyShoes

10 Aug 21, 2021
Reply by LisaMarie

Roll back

How/when do you know if your candidate has rolled back?  My dau is in her 2nd week (class 14-19).  If she rolled in the first week, would s…

Started by Chris10

6 Dec 11, 2020
Reply by Sarah

Current recommendations for phone calling cards for OCS

Hi all! I've read through many comments on this group re: phone calling cards while at OCS but many of the comments are from older threads.…

Started by Kim8

1 Aug 18, 2020
Reply by Andy'sMom


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