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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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October Boot Camp Family Discussions (30)

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My son arrived at BC on Wed, Oct, 9th.

Curious if anyone else on here arrived that day... I have heard that graduation may be around December, 13th. Not sure how the process goes…

Started by Blakesmom

5 Oct 16, 2013
Reply by Bona's Mom

Ship 11 Div 032

I just got my letter today!!!  So excited to finally be able to send him letters and cards of encouragement.  His PIR is Dec 21st.   Maria

Started by Maria

0 Nov 6, 2012

Anyone else from SHIP 03 DIV 036???

Anyone else from SHIP 03 DIV 036??? PIR date Dec 21st.

Started by southcarolinamom(Nuke MM)

1 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by RanesMom(Ship02Div905)

Oct 31 St?

Any Moms out there with their kids starting BC on Oct 31st?  It has not even been a week yet, but it sure feels like its been forever! I go…

Started by CkMartish

0 Nov 5, 2011

My son leaves October 23rd!!

My son will leaving home on Sunday, the 23rd...boy has time been speeding up this last month!! Seems like we were just in the hurry up and…

Started by navymom2011

8 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Shara ship 04 Div 020

Leaving for Bootcamp Oct. 6, 2011 - Anyone else??????

My daughter is leaving for bootcamp on the 6th of Oct., 2011...Anyone else out there with the same date....

Started by luvmysailor

70 Oct 22, 2011
Reply by kristie 09/016

Ship 002, DIV 903

Does anyone have a son/daughter in this Division?  This is my son's division.

Started by wranglermom

6 Oct 19, 2011
Reply by DisneyDebi (02/903)

What to bring to Boot camp/How to get ready for Boot camp/Physical Fitness requirements

What to bring to Boot camp/How to get ready for Boot camp/Physical Fitness requirements Posted by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on February 1, 2010…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Oct 19, 2011

Ship 07 Div 009

Anyone else have a son/daughter on the same ship/Div?  She arrived at GL on Oct 4th.

Started by Phillies

1 Oct 17, 2011
Reply by Cubmom (Ship 07 Division 009)

Ship 09 Div 14

Anyone else have a son, husband, boyfriend in this division?  My boyfriend's mom just received the form letter today with his address.  I a…

Started by navygf27 (Ship 09/ Div 014)

1 Oct 16, 2011
Reply by Peggy~1218A~MM~S.C.


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