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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Single Navy moms


Single Navy moms

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Discussion Forum

Spring 2010 get together

Started by lauren. Last reply by mostele Jul 25, 2011. 21 Replies

Divorced Single Mom wanting to enlist

Started by eBee. Last reply by mostele Jun 29, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on January 7, 2014 at 3:40pm

hi frances, im pretty new to..where are you located at?  this site is wonderful, lots of support and great info..welcome!

Comment by FrancesT ship 11 Div 56 on January 4, 2014 at 10:01pm

Hi I'm New To This Site Just Found It!!!

Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on December 20, 2013 at 6:07pm

hi there..i guess i need to figure out how to change my name on here huh...lok

he is doing EOD but says he is not giving up on being a seal, i get very nervous about him making it but would love to see him achieve his dream.  i try to hide my anxiety about him leaving but sometimes its hard, especially when he starts talking about the dangerous parts of it, but he knows how proud of him I am so that makes it better...

Comment by Forever proud on December 18, 2013 at 8:19pm
Hi Bonnie - just as an FYI, the moderators on this site suggest you not use your full name as it could compromise the security and safety of the recruits. If you have questions about operational aspects lemonelephant has a great deal of good info and advice.
I would be totally freaking if my son wanted to be a seal! I know you have to be a mix of incredibly proud, scared for the both of you, and terrified that he WON'T get his dream. My son initially wanted to work on the flight deck, and was a good way to getting there - until they discovered that his depth perception was not up to snuff for that job. breaks my heart to think that he might not get to follow one of his dreams, but every single thing that happens in life is meant to be.
be strong and don't show him that you are overly anxious - us being single moms, our boys are worried for our safety leaving us alone and mine was concerned that I'd turn into a crazy cat lady and never leave the house. It made him a lot more confident to realize that I was not going to just melt and become a puddle on the floor when he left.
Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on December 18, 2013 at 5:12pm

he has wanted to be a seal for a long time, but hasnt gotten a contract so is doing EOD.  he is very excited about it tho.  im not no much excited because i think of the danger part of it.  and the part that i wont know where hes going most of the time...i will go crazy too waiting for that first call.  he leaves feb. 3rd but its getting closer and closer and im getting sooo scared for him..and for me!  ;)

Comment by Forever proud on December 16, 2013 at 8:23pm
He seems to be doing great. He wrote a letter to me during P-days (I don't think they are supposed to do that, but my boy likes to push boundaries) and he was really scared. During the Moment of Truth, he felt compelled to confess that he had been diagnosed with ADD in the third grade - a condition we didn't feel was necessary to treat and had worked itself out by fifth grade - but he was honest and was terrified they were going to send him home.
It got better immediately after that. He had no problem adjusting to the new schedule, making friends and taking responsibility.
I, on the other hand, was a basket case until his first call when I could hear in his voice that he was thriving.
He will be a Machinist Mate, attending A School in Great Lakes. He went in with the intention of earning an education since he didn't know what he wanted to study yet anyway. Who knows? He may find the Navy suits him better than he imagined and will stay longer. What about your son?
Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on December 16, 2013 at 6:17pm

hi forever is your son doing?  cody is so excited but im so worried.  tis crazy...what is your son going to do in the Navy? 

Comment by Forever proud on December 15, 2013 at 7:21pm
Hi Bonnie! I haven't seen much ( any) discussion here. I was hoping for a lot of single mom interaction, but most of the stuff happens on Boot Camp Moms page. I'll be happy to hang here with you too! My son left Nov 13 and is just about half way through now. It certainly is a different lifestyle than what I'm used to!
Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on December 15, 2013 at 3:22pm

hi son leaves Feb 3rd for boot camp, he is EOD.  this is all new to me, so much to learn.....;)

Comment by sunriseglow on April 9, 2012 at 12:47am

Prayers to all affected by last weeks news, which has affected all of Us!                   Am requesting personal prayers from all of You! Pray that God Gives my Mom what she has waited he whole life ( whatever his choice is!), to go Home to Him! And for my Brothers Heart Brake to Heal, he's in CCU, upon this news of Mom! The rest of us are at peace,OK! Thank you all for your Prayers!, God Hears! :) All & All we All Had a Beautiful Easter & Hope All of You did Also! :)   Many Thanks to you All for the Prayers!!!!!! 2 Blue Star Navy Mom


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