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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."

Events

**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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belovedbyHim left a comment for Marcd2k
"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…"
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k replied to JaneNavyMom's discussion 'Basic training electronic device' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello, Thank you for the information. I just found out this past weekend a lot of what should have been communicated between my daughter's recruiters and myself from the time my daughter first enlisted and the final MEPS appointment was…"
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k replied to JaneNavyMom's discussion 'Basic training electronic device' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello, My daughter just shipped yesterday. She brought her phone and two books with her, but she found out after landing in Chicago they would be taking her phone after she made the arrived safe call. It seems there will only be old fashioned…"
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you again, I appreciate you looking into it. Marc"
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello, Thank you for the link. There is a mention of a care package when I selected the link, but the page it goes to doesn't have anything else to select a package. I'm going to try their phone number tomorrow, maybe someone will know…"
Dec 3, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I just heard back from RTC and they say packages are not being offered at this time due to base access and covid restrictions.  She said pretty certain their service will be unavailable until regular graduations return some day."
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi, It seemed strange that is is on the Navy's site now, so I wanted to make sure. Thank you for checking, have a great night. Marc"
Dec 3, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Mark - I've reached out to a contact at RTC and am waiting to see what they say. I really don't think anything is being done like this now though - as I mentioned in the chat, my son had PIR in 2012 and they weren't doing it then and…"
Dec 3, 2020
Phoenixmom replied to Marcd2k's discussion 'Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi there try this link. Gift Ideas for PIR"
Dec 3, 2020
Marcd2k added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?

Hello everyone,My daughter just arrived at RTC yesterday (December 2nd) and I received the arrived safe call about 1am RTC time.I was looking up as much information as I could today, and found the Navy's Friends and Family brochure that has information about RTC and local information for where to stay when we were allowed to visit for graduation.There was also a link (webstore.mwrgl.com) in the brochure that stated we could order a care package for recruits when we could not attend graduation.…See More
Dec 3, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Marcd2k
"I responded to your chat question - I'm sort of off and on all day but I stay logged in so I apologize if I don't respond right away!"
Dec 3, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Marcd2k
"Hi Marcd2k - I saw your comment about Care Packages - unfortunately NO care packages can be sent while your SR is in Boot Camp.  It will actually cause them to get in trouble!  Please be sure to join the boot camp link (I posted it…"
Dec 3, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Marcd2k
"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…"
Dec 3, 2020

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A little about me:
My daughter just arrived at RTC December 2nd. I found a link for Care Packages that can be sent since we cannot attend the graduation, however, it is not working.

Is this still available to purchase for recruits?

Thank you
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
...civilian life, unfortunately, is not offering right now.
Young adults starting their lives / careers right now are at a disadvantage compared to their parent's generation, and I believe the Navy will give my daughter many advantages to start her journey in life.
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

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At 12:10am on January 3, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hey Marc, I am glad you signed your name on that last post. If you are following the BC Mom group in your email feed you should see that the last couple of pages from tonight (Jan 2) have been in response to your question. We have a lot of new members that join and for those of us that follow the new members, all we see is a name and we have to do a hunt for the profile and we can usually post something here - but if you don't post often, we can also forget who is who and who we have welcomed. There isn't a spreadsheet to keep track of all of you, unless we create it.  

Anyway, I wanted you to know that we have responded to your question and you are welcome to keep posting and to keep asking questions. We will do our best to answer what we know or try to find out, if we don't.

At 9:18pm on December 3, 2020, 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 8 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
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting)
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)
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later)
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 8 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 8:36pm on December 3, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to N4M and I see that you have joined the BC MOM group. If you haven't gone over to the main page for the group, be sure to do so, scroll past the information, past the discussions and down to the Comment Wall area on the group page. That is where we do most of our conversing on a daily basis. Also, if you are viewing this site on a mobile device versus a computer, be sure to set your mobile device in desktop mode. 

At 5:52pm on December 3, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

I responded to your chat question - I'm sort of off and on all day but I stay logged in so I apologize if I don't respond right away!

At 4:06pm on December 3, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Marcd2k - I saw your comment about Care Packages - unfortunately NO care packages can be sent while your SR is in Boot Camp.  It will actually cause them to get in trouble!  Please be sure to join the boot camp link (I posted it below).  You'll find lots of support and answers to most of your questions there.  But due keep in mind that due to COVID things are a little (lot) different than some of the previous posted info.  Either way you'll get answers there!

At 4:04pm on December 3, 2020, 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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