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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.

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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,519)

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Div 268 pir 8/2

Has anyone heard anything about division 268

Started by Demerley

1 Jul 30
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Ship 14 division 329

Hello. My son arrived to bc on July 10. I heard from his recruiter that he was in ship 5 on Monday 7/22 but he doesn't know why or since wh…

Started by Claudia

5 Jul 28
Reply by belovedbyHim

Some Encouragement

“Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and…

Started by NavyNicaMom

9 Jul 25
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Ship 13 Division 308

Just to mingle and exchange information. Does anyone know the PIR date?

Started by Iris

1 Jul 24
Reply by ellen0502

Boot camp arrival date: 7-16-19

Phone call was 2 seconds. I know she had to stay up for a very long time. They did not get there until midnight. Thinking in distress, how…

Started by E3 navy mom

4 Jul 23
Reply by E3 navy mom

PIR August 30, 2019

I received the Form Letter and my son is on SHIP 13 DIV 320. I'm looking for the PIR Group for August 30, 2019.  I can't seem to find it he…

Started by AK907Tammy

16 Jul 23
Reply by Kathy

Ship 14 division 329

Hi, my son arrived to BC July 10. Did not receive his phone call. I did get a text with his mailing address few days later from unknown num…

Started by Claudia

2 Jul 22
Reply by DonnaCatLover

How are extremely hot days handled?

I noticed the weather warnings for the past few days.  I was wondering what the policy is for extreme hot weather? Being from a desert clim…

Started by ShellyMarie

2 Jul 21
Reply by ellen0502

When should I expect a letter?

My significant other left on the June 27th and we've only had the phone call, when should we expect a letter?

Started by Iris

4 Jul 11
Reply by Iris

RTC Security Access Form

Hi, Well first off hope everyone is doing well, prayers and blessings to all the moms on here. I got my letter today, so now I can start se…

Started by Butterfly1kynzie’smom

4 Jul 7
Reply by Chipmunk


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