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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

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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 mrssauce60 on August 3, 2010 at 9:28pm
So glad to find this group. My son is in the same boat-sent to RCU a week ago for stress fractures in his leg. He is pretty down about it.
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on August 3, 2010 at 6:18pm
JDs Angel - I just sent your a message. ask away
Comment by JDs~Angel~ (RCU) on August 3, 2010 at 5:55pm
Hi... just found out that my SR (he's my boyfriend) just got moved to Ship 6. He'll rejoin a division I guess when he's fit for duty? He was set to go through PIR on 8/20/10 and it's been a really rough day. I don't even know how to send him letters to encourage him yet. I admit I cried when he told me (3 out of the 6 minutes we were on the phone). I feel really bad about that, even selfish. I know he's hurting (stress fractures in both his legs) and alone and disappointed and frustrated. *sigh*
Comment by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom on August 2, 2010 at 3:14pm
TN Navy Mom, did you son eventually graduate, I forgot to ask you? How long was your son in RCU? My son said in his letter that there are guys in RCU with the same injuries as his that have been there for four months. He said he'll go nuts if he's there that long.
Comment by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom on August 2, 2010 at 3:10pm
Thank you TN Navy Mom, I appreciate the prayers. I will continue to write and keep sending him encouraging words. I just recieved a letter today from him, saying how bad he wants to come home. I think I will send another one to him, being a little more stern this time, but still reminding him how Proud I am of him and how much I Love him. I sure pray he is one of the ones who has the strength and dedication to get thru this! I will remind him of the RDC's watching him too. Thanks for responding to my post. I will keep you updated.
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on August 2, 2010 at 11:27am
Karen - I completely understand. My sailor got sooo down in Ship 6 Div 2341 that he wanted to give up. Luckily my DIL lived with us so when he called the house, he got us both. If he called her, she told him he'd better call me. We basically had to call him out on feeling sorry for himself (pretty harshly I might add). We constantly sent encouraging letters and funny stuff. We prayed a lot too. I'll say extra prayers for you and your sailor. When you write him, keep it upbeat BUT remind him that even in RCU, the RDCs are watching to see how they handle stressful situations and if they suspect he has given up on himself, they may give up on him.
Comment by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom on August 1, 2010 at 6:04pm
my son was recently sent to ship 6. He had only been in bootcamp 2 weeks when he was sent there with a stress fracture in his heel. He is very bummed to say the least. I have not talked to him, he called his girlfriend and she told me he was very down. I wish he would call me, I would give him the encouragement he needs. Not sure she can do that. He told her he wants to come home. I know he will regret it if he does. He has always wanted to join the Navy since I can remember. I think talking to his girlfriend just gets him more depressed. It is driving me nuts that I havn't talked to him, and that he is having doubts. I trully feel he would be making a big mistake by coming home. I keep encouraging him through my letters. Just hoping he can stick it out. Any suggestions??? I'm desperate, my fear is he'll be medically discharged.
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on March 24, 2010 at 10:21am
redsquirle - it is so hard to not know what is happening with our kids. I hope that he is doing better and returns to a division soon. My son's last letter was so sad. He said that the first two weeks all he wanted was to come home and now all he wants is to graduate with his division. We'll just keep praying for them.
Comment by redsquirle on March 23, 2010 at 9:59pm
son in rcu since last thursday.was in hospital tues,weds,released thurs afternoon.he had sever dehydration. was very scary. now do not no whats going on. called yesterday to say pir is going to change. didnt know how any of his levels are. hasnt recieved any mail since going to the hospital. I dont like being in the dark, he said he didnt know when he would be allowed to call again.just sit here and wonder how he is doing.
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on March 23, 2010 at 1:04pm
My SR was transferred to RCU on Friday 3/19 for stress fracture(s) to his right leg. He was disappointed when he called me but we were allowed to talk for about 20 minutes with his RDC in the background giving him additional info to give his dear old mom. He was more upbeat by the end of the call since I was just trying to encourage him and let him know that he is definitely not the first SR this has happened to and he certainly won't be the last. He will heal and graduate and that's all that matters. He was at week 5 day 1 when he transferred

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