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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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Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC


Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC

For loved ones wo have a recruit on ship 6 in recover for an injury or illness during bootcamp Here is a place for us to meet and talk about things!!!

Members: 59
Latest Activity: May 19, 2018

Discussion Forum


Started by mrssauce60. Last reply by patty Oct 20, 2011. 8 Replies

ship 6

Started by joeys mom. Last reply by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom Aug 14, 2010. 3 Replies

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You need to be a member of Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC to add comments!

Comment by TopMom on November 14, 2013 at 5:16pm

To anyone who can help me and my husband answer our questions who is in ship 04 div 2341. We are concerned about our daugher Nichole we just received a package from her with her bible and other things. We would like to know if she is ok and what is going on. Please if you can help us it would be apprecaited.

Comment by dunnheather (Ship4 Div444) on September 7, 2013 at 9:05am

He was originally in ship 14 div. 317

Comment by dunnheather (Ship4 Div444) on September 7, 2013 at 9:05am

Someone please help son was set to PIR 08/23/13...on 08/21/13 he got hurt and was put into ship 4 div. 444 per his recruiter! He had a dr apt on 09/03/13 and I have not gotten a phone call or any letters nor can I even find this ship and division on here! how can I find out what is going on with him?

Comment by ladyhowl on August 29, 2013 at 11:50am

Help!  We got a call at 6:00 a.m. to both cell phones from the 847 area code.  We weren't able to get to the phones in time and no message was left.  I called the number and it was the medical facility.  Can anyone help me find out what is going on with my son?

Comment by gotattitudesd on February 14, 2013 at 2:45pm

 Here is a helpdful link of a support group for those who have loved ones in RCU and FIT at GL.


Comment by gotattitudesd on February 1, 2013 at 6:45pm

Disneyfan1968 we are both here as new moms and can not find out anything, its is very frustating. Please share if you find out anything. I hear they call on Sundays and Dr. Visits are usually Tuesday and there are 4 stages to recovery. 1 recooperation, 2-3 Physical Therapy, 4 join back into a division.1 of the dad was ablt to help me out , his son just got out of RCU. Hang in there we will figure this out together.


Comment by disneyfan1968 on February 1, 2013 at 6:16pm

To CTMOM, I know exactly how you feel. We are in the same boat. I will let you know if I get any info..

Comment by disneyfan1968 on February 1, 2013 at 6:12pm

Got a call last night that he is in Ship 4 due to stress fractures not in one but both legs. He was upset but was trying to hide it. He is 4 weeks away from finishing and now Im afraid he is going to give up because it has been so hard so far and this isnt going to help. I got a one minute phone call and have no clue what is going on. Very Frustrating. Said he will call Sunday, I hope he can.

Comment by gotattitudesd on January 31, 2013 at 1:43pm

I am trying to get some infomation on RCU. My daughter was set to graduate from Boot camp on 2/8/13, but was sent to RCU yesterday for a fracture in her knee. I have no info. They let her call and give her address and that was it.Any Help would be great.


Comment by CTMom on January 9, 2013 at 9:43am

Hi Everyone,

We got a call from our son last night. He fell and broke his elbow. He hasn't even been in boot for a week. (tomorrow is one week since he arrived) They want him to stay there for 12 weeks to heal and then go on to finish boot. He couldn't really talk to us, but it sounds like he doesn't want to stay. Does he have a choice? We encouraged him to stay and told him that he signed up to serve for 4 years, but 12 weeks is a long time for an 18 year old who is only a week in...I am beside myself and seeking any info/comfort I can get. We haven't told our families yet..


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