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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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Corpsmen Moms and Dads Discussions (35)

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First Experience with a Son in the Military

My son graduates bootcamp Aug 2 and will head to Lackland in San Antonio after that. He plans on going green when he finishes Corpsmen requ…

Started by Margie12

0 Jun 30, 2013

How to communicate with your deployed corpsman

  Note:  if any info is outdated or you have new info to add, let me know! * Click on the underlined links * On a ship:  Phone calls AT&am…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

6 Jan 4, 2013
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Corpsman on subs ??

My son starts A school in Fort Sam next week to be trained as a Corpsman... He's looking ahead and thinking about what he'll do after that.…

Started by Maltobella (HM - San Antonio)

1 Jan 4, 2013
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Corpsman school

Where is Corpsman A school?

Started by HuntersMom

8 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Is Corpsman school always in Great Lakes?

My son is in BC now, he just got there on Tuesday. He is going to be a Corpsman. Will he definately be going to school in GL after BC?

Started by Tracey

25 Oct 8, 2012
Reply by SR Dunn's Mom

Looking for Corpsmen Mom fr Groveland, MA on AA flight 4/19/12 son Adam sat beside me

I don't remember your name, but you sat directly in front of me out of Boston on the 7am flight.  Your son Adam sat beside me and spilled h…

Started by DonnaD

1 Aug 21, 2012
Reply by 1proudmom

New Hm. Need help!!!!

OK my boyfriend just graduated on friday. And his school start on the 15th. It just want to know what in store for me for the next three mo…

Started by Jasmine<3

14 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM

First deployment? Info here (both green & blue side) + Behavioral Health help pre- & post-deployment

See greenside (with Marines) and blueside (ship or shore duty) below.  Ask questions or share what you've learned. Pre-Deployment Checklist…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

3 Mar 8, 2012

Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB) info, maps, links

Field Medical Training Battalion - commonly called FMTB or Field Med is an eight week program that provides extensive training in advanced…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

12 Sep 23, 2011
Reply by stevensmom

Free photo books (free shipping to military addresses too!) via the USO

Military friends and family can create a free Rocketlife 20-page (60 photo), cargo-pocket size personal photo book and the USO ships it to…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

0 Apr 18, 2011


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