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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on LetTheSeaSetYouFree's blog post 'Graduation'
"If something were have changed or he was setback he would be allowed to call you and let you know.  You need to figure everything is still on for his graduation.  Some people don't even receive 2 phone calls so consider yourself…"
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Graduation

How and when do you find out if your son/daughter passed all the tests required to graduate? My son has been there since Nov. 8th. I have only received 2 phone calls the whole time and now I'm just stuck between making reservations and trying to get people lined up to work for me but at the same time not knowing if he passed.. Is it normal to not hear from them and I make the reservations anyway? See More
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LetTheSeaSetYouFree left a comment for LetTheSeaSetYouFree
"Has anybody heard from their son/daughter about graduation? (Ship12 Div049)"
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LetTheSeaSetYouFree left a comment for LetTheSeaSetYouFree
"Do they have their tests for graduation the Friday before graduation? How do you know if they pass? I have only gotten 2 phone calls since Nov. 8th. I'm just worried. He's supposed to graduate the 21st."
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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on LetTheSeaSetYouFree's blog post 'Packages'
"There are rare instances where your SR will ask for something specific to be sent to them while in boot camp - but that is only after they have received permission from their RTC.  Sometimes it could be their contact lenses or for women some…"
Dec 13, 2021
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Phoenixmom commented on LetTheSeaSetYouFree's blog post 'Packages'
"If they are in A school yes BC NO."
Dec 13, 2021
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Packages

So, I thought that packages were not allowed? I heard they are. I'm really confused. Are packages allowed to be sent?
Dec 13, 2021
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"My son left for boot camp on November 8th. I still haven't heard from him. I would really like to know what is allowable to send when I finally get an address? I know packages can't be sent, but what else other than a Christmas card?"
Nov 29, 2021
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"When and how will I find out my son's troop number?"
Nov 11, 2021
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"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
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Nov 9, 2021

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I work at a Marina in Wylie, Texas and also manage an RV park. I love the outdoors and love to fish. Being on the water is my jam, so working here is perfect for me. I have 3 kids. Girl, Boy, Girl and they are my world. I am a big time animal lover too. I always say I'm going to probably die petting something, lol.
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Posted on January 16, 2022 at 3:59pm 1 Comment

How and when do you find out if your son/daughter passed all the tests required to graduate? My son has been there since Nov. 8th. I have only received 2 phone calls the whole time and now I'm just stuck between making reservations and trying to get people lined up to work for me but at the same time not knowing if he passed.. Is it normal to not hear from them and I make the reservations anyway? 

Packages

Posted on December 13, 2021 at 1:21pm 4 Comments

So, I thought that packages were not allowed? I heard they are. I'm really confused. Are packages allowed to be sent?

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At 2:52pm on January 15, 2022, LetTheSeaSetYouFree said…

Has anybody heard from their son/daughter about graduation? (Ship12 Div049)

At 10:04pm on January 14, 2022, LetTheSeaSetYouFree said…
Do they have their tests for graduation the Friday before graduation? How do you know if they pass? I have only gotten 2 phone calls since Nov. 8th. I'm just worried. He's supposed to graduate the 21st.
At 8:59am on November 29, 2021, LetTheSeaSetYouFree said…
My son left for boot camp on November 8th. I still haven't heard from him. I would really like to know what is allowable to send when I finally get an address? I know packages can't be sent, but what else other than a Christmas card?
At 12:18pm on November 11, 2021, LetTheSeaSetYouFree said…

When and how will I find out my son's troop number?

At 8:06pm on November 9, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call

Week 1&2
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting) Unless they are Fully Vaccinated (2 weeks after final shot) in which case they skip straight to Week 3.

Week 3
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)

Week 4- First week of training 
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later

Week 5 -- First inspections and tests (Dental May be this week or next... Not Confirmed)(Form letter/ Personal letters usually arrive this week)

Week 6 -8 -- More training, Drilling (Flags and Marching), Fire Fighting training, Marlinspike (Line handling- How to tie up a Ship to the Pier) and weapons lessons, Confidence chamber( May or may not be happening yet, we don’t know for sure).. Warrior training in here somewhere.

Week 9 & 10 -- Stressful!! They have all their final inspections, PFA, Drills, BS21 and Tests. This is the lead up to the end!!


All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 12:49pm on November 9, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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