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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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Springfield Missouri Moms


Springfield Missouri Moms

Moms of sailors who live in Springfield, Missouri or nearby

Location: Springfield, Missouri
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2013

Discussion Forum

Airman just completed training

Started by kellychoate1 Nov 19, 2013. 0 Replies

in Pensacola, Florida-- and he is soon on his way to Norfolk, Virginia-- Excited for him and miss him so much!!!!KelContinue

Looking for current bootcamp parents in the Springfield area?

Started by shamar1992 Aug 12, 2011. 0 Replies

Daughter left for bootcamp 7/12/11. 

Joplin MO

Started by Miggiesmom. Last reply by shamar1992 Aug 12, 2011. 4 Replies

Good evening to all.Anyone live near Joplin?  My son arrive to BC on 01/05.  I did receive the "Im OK call" that evening.  When will I receive his box?  His address?Continue

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Comment by KWL's mom on July 4, 2013 at 10:53am

Happy Independence Day!

Comment by KWL's mom on February 3, 2013 at 4:33pm

Another wonderfully warm winter day! Love it. :)

Comment by Layne.Booz on November 14, 2011 at 12:10pm

Hi everyone! By boyfriend is in the process of enlisting for the seals. We live in Blue Springs and just found out he is leaving for bc in Feb instead of this summer.

Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on June 8, 2011 at 11:27pm

I have finally found a job.  It is only parttime but I at least have my foot in the door.  It only took me a year to find one.  How is everyon doing?  Hopefully you are all able to visit with your sailors either by internet or phone.  Hope everyone is doing alright.


Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on October 11, 2010 at 6:19pm
Thanks Carmaletta. I still have not found a job. Have had several interviews but they all say that I am very well qualified but just don't meet their qualifications. I am sorry that I have worked for only 3 companies in my lifetime. I guess that makes me over qualified to work anymore.

Enough about me, my son is doing just great. So glad that your son got to visit with his Grandpa during his health crisis. Hope everyone else is doing great.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on September 20, 2010 at 1:35pm
Sorry Navy Moms for being gone so long, but out looking for work. I have been out for several months and it is not looking good for me. I have only had a couple of interviews. Hopefully something will open up soon for me. How are all your sailors doing? Mine is doing fine. Losing weight and building up the knee muscles after his surgery late last year. He is going on his 8th year in the Navy and really loves it.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on August 13, 2010 at 3:01pm
NitaBee, glad to have you on our site. The more the merrier. I will keep you in my prayers for your medical problems. I have just been visiting with my Navy son up in Nebraska where he is stationed. I helped him move into his new apartment and helped him get it all set up. I will be going home to Springfield tomorrow to help the other 4 kids get ready for school. College, High School, Middle School and Elementary school. I have it all.

P'nut & JAM, I did get a small severance package but it was only enough to see me though a short time. I am getting unemployment and hopefully I will find a new job soon. If not at home, I will probably try up in Nebraska to be close to my son.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on July 22, 2010 at 11:59pm
Hey Carmaletta, still not found a new job but still looking. I just got back from visiting my Navy son up in Nebraska for the week. Had a good visit. He is moving into a new apartment the first of the month.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on May 8, 2010 at 7:43pm
Good evening all you Springfield Moms. Things have not been the best in my house. Friday was my last day of work. I have worked at my job for over 14 years and they have now decided to eliminate my position. I still have a family of six to take care of here at home and don't really know what I am going to do. I have applied for 6 different positions with the company but so far heard nothing. My sailor is still doing well and he is praying that something will open up for me soon. I do get a severance package but I would really prefer to have a job every day.

Hopefully everything is going good for all of you. Hope you all have a very Happy Mother's Day tomorrow.
Comment by Mommacat on March 11, 2010 at 7:03pm
I am jealous! It's so great you get to go see him!!

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