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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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 Discussions (31)

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Feeling Lost!

My son left for boot camp on March 1st and he called us last night to let us know he  is in RCU-Ship-04 due to a muscle sprain/possible kne…

Started by zach'smom

20 Aug 31, 2013
Reply by Jill

phone call?

has anyone had a phone call recently? really missing my husband :( trying to be strong and positive 

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096

0 Apr 10, 2013

How do you know if your SR is in RCU?

I was directed to this group by some other great Navy moms because my SR was in the hospital recently for mono and I was told he would most…

Started by CWMom

2 Mar 20, 2013
Reply by CWMom

husband in for pnemonia

im so happy to have found this group! hi everyone! my husband was suppose to graduate feb 8th but passed out during the running test becaus…

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096

4 Feb 17, 2013
Reply by paces

Stress Fractures

My daughter transferred in yesterday due to stress fractures.   I was glad they were going to give her a chance to heal and then finish.

Started by kayleesmom

0 Nov 7, 2012

New Mailing Address

My daughter was just moved to holding this week.  I received a call on Thrusday letting me know but I do not have a new address to send mai…

Started by Johnita

4 Sep 9, 2012
Reply by navyknit22

Nuke with stress fracture, moved from 09/014 to Ship 04/ Divn 2341

My son Justin is a Nuke who has been moved to 04/2341 for "stress fracture" in right leg. He was in week 3 or 4 on 09/014 when he injured h…

Started by mark5

7 Aug 30, 2012
Reply by Jolene2Sailors

length of stay

My son is in ship 04 div 2341....he was due to graduation June 3 with division 929.  I am waiting for information on his ankle.  How long a…

Started by cameron's mom

7 Aug 13, 2012
Reply by proudnukemom

What can we send for Christmas?

My son has been on ship 04 (with a stress fracture) since early November and likely not released until mid January. He missed graduating wi…

Started by mark5

11 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by monchita, Ship 4

Thanksgiving schedule for 04/2341???

Has anyone heard from their recruit on 04/2341? Will they get the big Thanksgiving meal that the rest of those at Great Lakes do? Mine (Jus…

Started by mark5

1 Nov 23, 2011
Reply by paces


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