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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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Ummi replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Excellent Ink424! Glad you heard from your son. Good things come to those who wait, and most of the Navy moms have learned to go with the Navy flow. Thanks for kind words!"
Nov 11
Ink424 replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Yes, this site had been great. I finally heard from my son! Thank you so much for your support and I hope your daughter is healed and back on course soon! "
Nov 11
Ummi replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi there! I'm kinda new also. My girl left on Aug.24. I have gotten 2 letters from her, but STILL haven't gotten the form letter yet, LOL! She doesn't know her PIR yet either because she got moved to RCU due to stress fractures in her…"
Nov 11
belovedbyHim replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"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…"
Oct 23
partyofseven replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good Morning Ink424, You are very welcome. And yes if he had to quarantine that may be why you haven't heard anything yet. Prayers for you to hear something soon. Hang in there. We are here for you!!"
Oct 23
ShawnMom replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"It's so hard waiting for that first contact! Keep writing letters and just save them until you have his address. It should be arriving soon. I'm sure you will breathe a bit better (but probably just a bit) when you are able to communicate."
Oct 22
Ink424 replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"He actually had to quarantine for 2 weeks when he arrived. I really want to thank you all for all of the information you have provided. I also appreciate the support. It honestly has helped ease a lot of my anxiety. THANK YOU!! Hopefully I will be…"
Oct 22
Ink424 replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi ShawnMom, No, he wouldn’t have called anyone else. A previous message stated that his cell may have been dead but I do know that he wanted to pause his cell service for the time he was away. The service was paused the day he left. I’m…"
Oct 22
ShawnMom replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Ink424, is it possible he called someone else? Dad? Girlfriend? They only get to make 1 very short call. It’s normal not to receive any other calls after that one for the time period you list. Do you have his address? Are you writing…"
Oct 22
partyofseven replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good Morning Ink424 and welcome to our group. We are glad that you are here. I had just logged off when you posted or I would have answered you.   :) The first couple of weeks of no silence are hard. Staying busy is key and start writing…"
Oct 22
Ink424 replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I definitely appreciate your responses. I’m feeling a little more at ease. Thank you so much!"
Oct 22
mytidbitz replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Ink424 My daughter arrived the day before, 9/22.  The great silence has been difficult but the Boot Camp Moms group has been very helpful.  We're here if you need us."
Oct 22
Ink424 replied to Ink424's discussion 'New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you so much for responding! I will try not to worry and just wait. Thank you!"
Oct 22
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New Navy Mom

Hi All! My son arrived at RTC September 23rd and I have not heard anything. Not even the “I’m safe” phone call. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? I’ve reached to his recruiter and haven’t really received anything helpful back.
Oct 22
belovedbyHim left a comment for Ink424
"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…"
Oct 21
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Ink424
"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…"
Oct 21

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At 10:09pm on November 2, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Ink424 - I am a little behind welcoming some of the new members to the BC Mom and loved one group but I just wanted to say hi and we are glad you are here. I hope you are receiving the email feeds from our group that come from the Comment wall area. That is the best place to post your questions and to share with others. Also feel free to reach out to any of us that have posted here on your page as well. 

At 2:09pm on October 21, 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 10:37am on October 21, 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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