This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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!
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.
**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.
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 isno 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.
"Hi Gina-Lee … my son flew out on Wednesday 9/23 from So. CA . I have all the feels & tears too. The "no news is good news" mantra I repeat to myself daily and I guess now that he has joined the military it will be an…"
"Gina-Lee and Navymom1975 -- I have not seen either of you post on the main discussion page yet. I hope you are following along however. If you are having trouble getting there let me know. My Son has been in for over 7 years.…"
Gina - My SR is my only son. We are very close. It really HURT A LOT for the first couple weeks. I had to put away all his stuff that had accumulated around the house. Every time I saw it, I cried because it reminded me he was gone. His…"
"I realize that traditional PIR is cancelled for family to come. But...what about a chance to see them before they go on to their schooling? I want to make sure I can get there if a chance to see my daughters. Involves planes and automobiles.."
"Hi! I have read both the blogs, and tried to watch a video, but it was to much to soon! I have texted and talked to him this evening, he is in a hotel tonight before his final meps and then off to boot camp after that. "
"Navymom1975, Welcome to Navy Moms. Congrats to your son. Yea, the Covid thing is horrible, but it will all work out in the end. It seems like just yesterday we were dropping our son off at the recruiters. He left in October,…"
Hi Navymom 1975, the quarantine situation is definitely crazy and unusual. My son left 11-18 and should have been at RTCGL on 12-3. We haven't heard anything so that's good. Bootcamp is so hard on us moms (this is my second son going into the military, 1st son is in USCG for past 4yrs and loves it). I thought it would be easier this time. NO WAY! lol. I was Christmas decorating and crying yesterday. Just hang in there, we all understand the anxious feelings. The ladies here will be a tremendous support and full of information. Have a blessed day, prayers for you and your son!
Navymom1975 - Welcome to BC Moms group!! We are glad you have joined us. Be sure to scroll all the way down through our main page to the Comment wall and introduce yourself. The comment area is where we do most of our chatter in the group. We all volunteer our time on here, so if you ask a question and don't get a response, please don't hesitate to ask again.
My sailor went through BC 3 years ago and is now in the fleet but I and others still stay active on BC Mom to help our new members.
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.
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!!