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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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My little boy is now a man and left today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Oct 30. 7 Replies

So my first born, my first true love is off to boot camp. He swore in at 9:30am. We got to be with him until 11:30am. We left at about 11:10am so that we could say our goodbyes away from the crowd. I…Continue

BC at the holidays

Started this discussion. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 14. 1 Reply

My son is leaving for boot camp Oct 22. I know he will for sure be there for Thanksgiving. But I am trying to find out if his PIR date will be Dec 20th or after the Christmas break. Anyone know?Continue


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NukemomofC replied to Baptistmama's discussion 'When your recruit doesn't write' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"The Form letter is the security for. And DEER letters only go to spouses who need to add insurance and housing stuff. My son is also at BC right now. We have only received one envelope from him as of now. It was a letter to his sister, one to his…"
Nov 14
Phoenixmom replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'My little boy is now a man and left today'
"Hi Ladies want to welcome you to Navy Moms. I remember the Ceremony how I held it together until I seen others crying then I lost it.....Boy still brings tears in my eyes still. It's been two years now that my Son has been in and is stationed…"
Oct 30
Arrow138 replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'My little boy is now a man and left today'
"My son left on October 22nd too.  We just happened to be on vacation.  They moved his date up, so we weren't able to attend his swearing.  I hear due to the holidays.  Waiting patiently for a letter.  He did leave me a…"
Oct 30
NukemomofC replied to Mama Scha's discussion 'Mail' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Sending mail before you have there specific Div and ship is not recommended. I’m waiting for my form letter that will be the way I will receive it. Recruiters only have the basic address not the specific address. "
Oct 25
skippyredhead left a comment for NukemomofC
"Maybe they’ll meet while at BC! It’s comforting knowing that he has at least one other person physically there that will go through it with him from the very beginning!! "
Oct 24
NavyMomofJM replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Nukemomof C, it is okay, I think the first week my son was at bootcamp it was like being in a fog. What helped with it was I would start a letter at the beginning of the week and then go back to everyday to write to him about what was going with his…"
Oct 24
Amyks replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"It was helpful for me to know the area code that your recruit should be calling from - it is 847 and caller ID also shows North Chicago. The first call from my son was on a Saturdày approximately 2 1/2 weeks after he left for bc. The 2nd call…"
Oct 24
belovedbyHim replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Robin-- Read what I told NukemomofC but just adjust the days!  Welcome and {{{{NMH}}}}  We are here to answer any question that you may have and help you through this time."
Oct 24
belovedbyHim replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Welcome NukemomofC!! Deep Breaths!!!  Yes the voicemail may be a blessing in disguise!! You do have that to listen too even though they sound so stilted.  He has likely completed P-day 1 of 5.  He has boxed all his belongings up and…"
Oct 24
NavyMom9519 replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"NukeMomofC my heart aches for you. My son graduates next Friday. As tough as this is in us moms it does go so fast! Especially if you write every day. I lost count of how many letters I’ve written. I too just write about the dogs and my day at…"
Oct 23
Tracey replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"NukemomofC- I have been in your shoes like many other moms. It’s not a good place to be. I had a very up and down experience with boot camp. I can tell you is definitely a rollercoaster ride for SURE! But you will get through…"
Oct 23
Michmom2019 replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My daughter just arrived at the airport today and heading to boot camp. I’m going through it too. The anxiety of not knowing what’s going on with my baby is stressful. Let’s stay positive and strong for our babies!"
Oct 23

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At 3:37pm on November 4, 2019, Chipmunk said…

NukeMomofC - I am not sure what you are wanting to share. Just your son's division #? Or the email from the USPS? - I would not share the email. And sharing information with his address on any public forum is not a good idea. However, you may share his address with close friends and family so they may write as well. Be sure to read Letter Writing and Fun Questionnaires in the pages to the right on the BC Mom page.

As for sharing his Div # on the BC Mom page,  there are many people who do share their division # here at least when they get their first letter - Unless I think they are an 800 div. But it is better not to. That said, until a PIR group is formed, if someone else replies that they have the same date, you may friend them and share the Div# in a private message or better yet a private chat.
In my personal opinion, the time it is best to NOT share the division on this BC Mom forum or your My page, versus the PIR groups that are formed is right after BST-21. Because if one div# is posted then that can identify the time others might be having BST-21 and this is public.

Sorry happy for you!

At 8:17pm on October 24, 2019, skippyredhead said…

Maybe they’ll meet while at BC! It’s comforting knowing that he has at least one other person physically there that will go through it with him from the very beginning!! 

At 11:21pm on October 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a recruit at RTC, then you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At Boot Camp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again. 

You can make that change when you make at least change 3.

At 9:40pm on October 13, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 9:40pm on October 13, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Join DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in OctoberYou will meet others with loved ones leaving 10/22/2019 or that week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC 

Your future Sailor may want to join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view.  

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will happen and what to expect. 

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what ship and division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 9:38pm on October 13, 2019, 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 and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:38pm on October 13, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke A School FAQ and Nuke School Charleston. You may want to check out these facebook pages: Naval Support Activity Charleston, SC and Naval Nuclear Power Training Command Facebook page.

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

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.

Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NYat that time. Some stay in Charleston.

At 2:43pm on October 13, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Be sure to join our nuke moms group. Here’s the link:

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At 2:39pm on October 13, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 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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