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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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Would love to hear from all OS parents.

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Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2022

Discussion Forum

Length of OS school

Started by Barbara77 Oct 4, 2015. 0 Replies

Sea duty

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OS "C" school???

Started by Chels's mom. Last reply by Colleen SHIP-13 DIV -309 Jul 8, 2012. 6 Replies

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Comment by coley423 on September 17, 2020 at 10:44pm

Thank you John and Yvonne-I just saw your post.  That was so sweet of you!  Prayers are always greatly appreciated.  They are what get me through life!  This season of life is just part of God's plan!

Comment by John and Yvonne on September 13, 2020 at 10:04am


I read your post and can understand your sadness about your son's room. I just want you to know that I will be praying for you and your husband in this decision. Not only about his room but your peace of mind as your son is in Bootcamp. He is spreading his wings, stepping into adulthood and that can be a difficult time for you. But stay focus in encouraging him and I also pray that the Lord will encourage you and walk with you through this time. :)

Showers of blessings to you!


Comment by coley423 on September 10, 2020 at 9:21pm

Ugh...this sucks!  My husband wants to turn my son's room into his office.  He decided spur of the moment to clean out his room tonight-he's only been gone 10 days!  I'm not ready but I know it has to be done...time to go to bed...glad it's friday tomorrow!  I got some exercise in for sure tonight running up and down the stairs, doing laundry and other things.  kept my mind busy...but made me sad too!

Comment by Jen(OS Mom) on September 8, 2020 at 2:53pm

I am looking forward to getting to know other Navy moms with sons and daughters in OS rate. It's been 7 days since my son Seth arrived at boot camp. I am going to join our local VFW chapter and get involved in their auxiliary program. I thought this would be a great way to get to keep me busy and give back while Seth is enlisted. Any advise you OS Navy Moms have to give me would be greatly appreciated. 

Comment by Jen(OS Mom) on September 3, 2020 at 5:49pm
My son Seth signed up for OS rate in the delayed entry program and shipped out 2 days ago. I'm soooooo proud of him❣⚓ I'm looking forward to getting to know other Navy OS Moms here.
Comment by John and Yvonne on May 4, 2019 at 9:41am


Are any of your sailors stationed here in Virginia Beach/Norfolk?

My husband and I invite sailors over on the weekends to our home to give them a place to hang out. We feed them, play board games, watch movies, go to outdoor activities going on in the area, etc. Check out our page on this site to find out more about us. :)

John and Yvonne

Comment by TxMom on March 28, 2019 at 2:04pm

My daughter graduated BC in July 2018 then went to S A School.  She was there for about 2-3 before she actually started A School, from what I understood they had to wait for a full class.  Once she started I think OS A School was 6-8 weeks, can't remember exact time.  Once she completed A School she came home then went to ship.

Comment by Forevercow❤️ on March 28, 2019 at 11:02am

My husband has recently graduated bootcamp (3/15/19) and is staying in Great lakes for A school as an OS. He's been there for almost 2 weeks now and hasn't started school yet. Does anyone else have a sailor with the same situation?

Comment by DisneyLuvr on January 29, 2019 at 12:26am

My son recently graduated on 1/18/19 and was in division 071. It was amazing to see how he has grown since going to boot camp. Luckily he had some friends from boot camp who were stayin in GL for OS school too.

Comment by Lauren on December 30, 2018 at 2:54pm
Hi Nikita,
My name is Lauren. My daughter also graduates on 1/18 and will be going to A school with your son it looks like! She is currently in Div 079.

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