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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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For Navy Dads who love thier kids and are Proud!

Members: 40
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2018

Discussion Forum

Boot Camp starting 6-27-18

Started by Timothy Jun 28, 2018. 0 Replies

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Comment by Timothy on June 29, 2018 at 12:34pm

good morning .

any Dad's with recruits at RTC now?

Comment by Arnodo64 on May 22, 2018 at 11:42pm

Good Evening Gentlemen! I am joining this group with what seems to me to be an unusual see...I'm not really a Navy Dad. My daughter is dating a very nice young man who recently pledged to join the Navy and will be going to basic this August. These two believe they are truly in love, but are going to have a tough row to hoe as our recruit goes off to basic and a total of a 5 year comittment. I'm not even this young man's Dad, he has a good Dad, but I feel as if my own son were joining the Navy, and I want to learn what I can about the process in order to support him, and keep my daughter's heart duct-taped together while he is away. I want to encourage them in their relationship as much as I can, and if this relationship is meant to be, then the Navy will not put them usunder. I hope I am not being naive. I like this young man. He is good for my daughter, and they are good together. He treats her like a princess. I look forward to developing some supportive relationships in this group that will help me help our recruit and his girl grow stronger with the Navy! 

Thanks to you all!! 

Comment by teresa on March 22, 2013 at 6:21pm

Hi everyone, sorry I had to sign in under my wife's name. My name is Carl, I have a son stationed on the USS San Antonio LPD-17 currently on deployment for 8 months somewhere in the Atlantic. He's 18 and graduated A school this past December as an O.S. This is his first time away from home.

Comment by vettespace on September 2, 2012 at 1:45pm

Hello Chris and welcome!  Yes, please pass along our congrats and thanks to your son!!!!

Comment by mikes mom on September 2, 2012 at 12:04pm
Chris , yes please tell your son congrats .. how awesome
Comment by Dad of Sailor on September 2, 2012 at 11:49am

Chris, welcome and I bet you're proud of your son and his accomplishments. Tell you son congrats and thanks for his service from this retired Navy Senior Chief.

Comment by Chris on September 2, 2012 at 9:54am

I don't know how I missed this group.  Group title fits me to a tee.  Six plus years ago my son enlisted.  He is in his last year of STA-21 at The Citadel.  Before going to flight school in a year or so, he will commission and graduate next May. 

Comment by vettespace on January 4, 2011 at 12:01pm
Hey John, both our sons will be over there at the same time.  Do you know what province Dan will be heading to yet?  Send me a private email if you know.
Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on January 3, 2011 at 1:48pm
Dan arrived back on base this morning after another too short weekend visit. We probably won't see him again until after he gets sand in his boots.
Comment by mikes mom on December 18, 2010 at 3:06am

Greg - I have two weeks with my youngest who just joined the Army... I feel the same way Thank You Lord : )


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