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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."

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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"Questions for Current Recruits/ New Sailors. 1. What Day did you have the “Moment Of Truth”? 2. What day Did you have your Hair Cut? 3.  Were you issued “Blueberries”, uniforms and gear while in Quarantine?  What…"
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I have four kids - my youngest (and only son) is headed to training on May 12th. We recently relocated to NH after 21 years in Asheville, NC.
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At 1:33pm on July 8, 2020, belovedbyHim said…

Questions for Current Recruits/ New Sailors.
1. What Day did you have the “Moment Of Truth”?
2. What day Did you have your Hair Cut?
3.  Were you issued “Blueberries”, uniforms and gear while in Quarantine?  What Day?
4. How soon after arrival were you given your Bluejacket/ Study material?
5.  Were you required to PT or given “Instructional Training” while in Quarantine?
6. Once you arrived on board RTC, following quarantine, how long before you filled out the form letter?
7.  What day did you take the initial PFA? Was it the day you arrived on board RTC from quarantine or was there a period of days of exercising before the first PFA?

8. What Day did you go to medical and get the “Peanut Butter” Shot?
9. At what point were you assigned to a Division?
10. Did you have any "tests" while you were in quarantine?
11. Did you go straight from the airport to the Hotel or did you check into RTC first?
12. Did you have your wisdom teeth removed? When/ (week #)

At 1:47pm on May 11, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Please join our nuke moms group - here's the link:

Nuke moms

At 1:45pm on May 11, 2020, partyofseven said…

Hey 4kidsforfun- I am from Va and have family in NC also. How do you like NH? I have always wanted to visit there. I heard it's beautiful.

At 1:40pm on May 1, 2020, Chipmunk said…

4kidsforfun - I just wanted to welcome you to the BC Moms group. Be sure to introduce yourself over there and ask any questions that you might have. We just shared some comments yesterday with a new mom about what to read and expect. You can always scroll back through the comments or ask your own questions. 

My son left almost three years ago for BC. 

At 12:11pm on May 1, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

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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