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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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A little about me:
My recruit left September 18th, 2018. I just have so many questions and I want to find someone whose recruit also left the same day so i can see if things are on track and kind of on the same page. I just don't want to feel alone.
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At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
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has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!

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Posted on October 9, 2018 at 8:06pm 7 Comments

I’m so happy today I got a letter in the mail from my recruit!! I sent out two letters today hopefully he gets them soon! 5 weeks left till I see him!!!

When will I see him?

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 1:19am 1 Comment

Will graduation day be the first time we see our recruits or do we get to see them a day before graduation? And also after graduation how long can we be with them? 

First letter for my recruit!

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 1:55am 3 Comments

Quick question am I allowed to send him a picture? I have a small picture printed kind of like a Polaroid and it probably about the same size but on mine I can peel the back part and the picture becomes a sticker. I was wondering if I could stick a picture in his letter like on the paper? 


Posted on October 1, 2018 at 11:11pm 1 Comment

Hi, so I just received my recruits formal letter and on it he enlisted someone who is not able to go, because his name is in pencil can we just erase their name and place someone else’s? Or do we just leave the information blank and send it back?

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At 12:56am on November 15, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to also make the changes I sent previously. You may also want to update your "A little about me:" section. If you keep it general, then you will not have to update it often.

At 12:54am on November 15, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 7:15pm on November 7, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 11:55pm on October 1, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 011 and 012 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with a recruit in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when BST will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.

At 10:05pm on September 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit will go to "A" School for Logistics Specialist (LS), join, or at least check out, Logistic Specialists, Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for LS can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

I have given some info on timing in 

Those with an LS contract MAY receive their orders for their first duty station while still in Boot Camp, some as late as the last week before PIR. 

(Those with the LS rating who will be on Subs go to Meridian after BC and then to Groton for BESS.  If your recruit has a contract for LSS, then you will also want to join Sub Moms and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.)

At 11:33am on September 21, 2018, 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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