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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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Marines for moms?

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 2:38pm 3 Comments

My friends son is in the Marines bootcamp in San Diego and was looking for a site like Navy for Moms to help with information and support anyone know of one specific? I know without this site I would hv been lost ...

MA Riverines ?

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

My son called me from A school in San Antonio, and said he's going to be a MA Riverine. I've looked it up, and now I really scared about what he will do.. How often are they sent out...what do they do on a daily.. the one good thing he got orders in our hometown..

Family Co-location chit

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:05pm 8 Comments

My son is in A school and I have a son who has San Diego as his duty station. Does anyone know the process or where my son in A school would go about filling out the proper forms to be assigned to the same duty station as his brother.Thanks in advance.

Navy Lodge

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:29pm 1 Comment

Im stayin at the Navy Lodge this Friday any tips on easy way 2 get there since GPS isnt always perfecrt

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At 10:52pm on September 24, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to ANYONE with access to the web. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 8:55pm on September 11, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Hi, I see you have joined San Antonio MA's. Master at Arms is a rating very dear to my heart since my Sailor is an MA. The discussion, Break down week by week, within San Antonio MA's will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). You will also want to join MAA Moms. Other groups to check out are New MAA Mom's (it has not been very active) and Security Sailors (it is not very active and includes loved ones of Sailors from other ratings as well). The Rating Information Card for MA can be found at; it indicates 9 weeks, but "A" School is 7 weeks after classing up. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:00am on August 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in August, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together.

Be sure to review the Pages in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) beginning with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

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At 4:43pm on August 15, 2013, meli_gz said…

Thank you so much for the feed back , I'll start looking for apartments close to the safest area :)

At 11:12pm on August 14, 2013, meli_gz said…

I looked for his assigned ship and is in the base on 32nd street.

At 12:42pm on August 14, 2013, meli_gz said…

I'll ask him which base later in the afternoon. We would like an appartment, a 1/1 , yesterday he said he wanted to live close to the beach, so I believe it would be a little pricey too. We are from Miami so I know the difference when you live close and far from the beach, today I started printing maps of San Diego :)  my sister told me about the pandas too :) I will for sure go see them once we settle there  

At 2:29am on August 10, 2013, latinnative said…
Is there a facebook page
At 2:04am on July 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect while you have a recruit and to help you prepare for PIR. Join the group, PIR 08/16/2013 TG 40 - 13 Divisions (299-310, and 940), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools. You have mentioned that he will fly out to "A" School in Mississippi, so be prepared for him to fly out the day after PIR. See PIR Day and LibertyDuring PIR Weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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