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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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Eds Mom Danielle
  • Female
  • Valley Stream, NY
  • United States

Eds Mom Danielle's Friends

  • Evie0333
  • BabySharkMom
  • TravelinMom
  • Rebecca
  • belovedbyHim

Eds Mom Danielle's Groups


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Latest Activity

Eds Mom Danielle commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'Bahrain Moms'
"Patty Thank you I am glad your son is back and enjoyed his time there.  I hear only good things so fingers crossed he has a good experience too! "
Feb 26
Tiesha left a comment for Eds Mom Danielle
"Hey we are here my son first deployment was in Bahrain and this group helped a lot that was almost 7 years ago. Good luck so much has changed!"
Feb 24
Eds Mom Danielle commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'Bahrain Moms'
"last comment I see is from there anybody out there? LOL"
Feb 24
Marshannon left a comment for Eds Mom Danielle
"Hi yes ma'am see you there congratulations 🎈🍾🎊 "
Oct 18, 2023
Eds Mom Danielle replied to Chipmunk's discussion 'PIR Weekend Experiences - Post Covid' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi!  My son's PIR is coming up fast and I have a (probably silly ) question:  immediately after PIR when they go back to their ship for their belongings....what are they getting?  what do they need from back at their…"
Oct 11, 2023

Profile Information

A little about me:
My son enlisted and leaves for bootcamp in August, I am proud, nervous and happy and sad
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
excite me for my son's future
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., has presented us with many questions.

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At 1:20pm on February 24, 2024, Tiesha said…
Hey we are here my son first deployment was in Bahrain and this group helped a lot that was almost 7 years ago. Good luck so much has changed!
At 2:36pm on October 18, 2023, Marshannon said…

Hi yes ma'am see you there congratulations 🎈🍾🎊 

At 11:04am on October 17, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Danielle - I asked in the Beyond BC group about the phones and Ummi replied but she posted it in that group accidently. I have been traveling and not able to keep up well with this. This was her reply the other day - "EdsMomDanielle - yes ma'am, your Sailor will get his phone back after PIR.  Goes back to the barracks to change, gets his phone!"

So, maybe they are having the sailors change out of their dress uniform after PIR. The most important thing, remember to stay flexible and go with the flow. Your son should know what his protocol for the day is. And my apologies if this information is too late for you. I have lost track of who is coming and going from PIR. 

At 11:28pm on August 15, 2023, Evie0333 said…

Hi Danielle I believe he will be signing his contract Monday morning and then they are discussing what date thereafter I’m a wreck also because he is about to go sign the biggest part of potentially the next 4 plus years of his life away and although I can’t wait and we are a baby family I want to go with him or even help ask questions etc and he will not have it! He wants to be responsible etc etc and I get it but he’s 19 and he thinks he kno s it all you know I write things down for him to ask and it’s like crickets. I am praying he realizes this is not a practice it’s the real deal and he has to prepare. Please say a prayer for me I need it! Lol and from one moms heart to another I am saying prayers for you and your beautiful son as well. You did good mama bear that he’s ready and getting ready to go! Congratulations 😀and yes NYers stick together! Was your new friend Yvonne 

At 8:06pm on July 20, 2023, BabySharkMom said…

Hi Eds Mom Danielle.  Our recruit leaves August 29 so one week behind your recruit.

I’m new to this site but have quickly learned these Moms know what they are talking about!  
Just might get through this with all of the support here.

Best of luck to you and your recruit!

At 10:37am on July 20, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Link to August Dep group:

August DEP Group

At 7:07pm on July 19, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! 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!!)


At 12:19pm on July 19, 2023, Chipmunk said…

HI Eds Mom Danielle. I see that you are a member of the BC Mom group. I think you joined when I was really busy and not able to post a hello for you. 

As I said in my reply on the phone card post, it really is better to ask any and all questions about BC on our group page, down in the Comment Wall section. The way this site notifies people, most of them will not see your random posts in various spots, but they should see your questions in the Comment Wall area. 

At 11:03am on July 19, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 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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