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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Leland, NC
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Johanna 's Page

Latest Activity

belovedbyHim replied to Johanna 's discussion 'Lost....' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I am so sorry that you are going through this!!"
May 24, 2023
Johanna replied to Johanna 's discussion 'Lost....' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you all sooo much for the information and support! I will continue to make sure he understands that he has to send information to me in order for me to know the 411's."
May 23, 2023
belovedbyHim replied to Johanna 's discussion 'Lost....' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Johanna -- You can stalk the RTC Facebook page and post on the Bootcamp Moms page.  But neither site will give you SPECIFIC information about your sailor.  That HAS to come from him or whomever he chooses to tell.  You can try and…"
May 21, 2023
mountain mamma replied to Johanna 's discussion 'Lost....' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"That's a really tough one. our son has been in the Navy now for 5 years. He's going on deployment again on Monday. He now has a live in girl friend and we hear from him less often, so I can relate. This son is my youngest of 5 and We have…"
May 20, 2023
Johanna added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)


Hello, I am needing some assistance, things have gone astray since my son married his wife. Her and her family have alienated me as to any information or preparations for his departure to BC on May 30th. I did (when I got to speak to him) convey the importance of him getting information to me once there. But I know for a fact that I will receive no updates or 411 grom his wife once he is gone. Please help me with outlets of information to keep me updated.Thanks, heartbroken Mom.See More
May 20, 2023
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) left a comment for Johanna
"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…"
May 15, 2023

Profile Information

A little about me:
I am a recent empty nester, Grandma and just recently married my high school sweetheart. I enjoy the beach, live music and my family is my core!
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, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

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At 10:34am on May 16, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Johanna - Welcome to the BC Moms group on this site. I posted a reply to you. We all volunteer our time on here so, somedays you will see more replies than others. {{BNMHs}} - Big Navy Mom Hugs!! 

I have to scoot but I hope the info helps a little. Be sure to read through the pages on the upper right of our group page as well. If you are trying to navigate on a phone, see if you can put it into desktop mode. I only use my computer, and I don't have any trouble, but I know others do on their phones. 

At 4:12pm on May 15, 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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