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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. 

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Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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My little boy is now a man and left today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Oct 30, 2019. 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, 2019. 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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law1999 left a comment for NukemomofC
"What time did you get the call from your SR?"
Dec 7, 2019
Tammy_Girl replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Chipmunk, forgot to say, congrats to your son for completing nuclear training.  I'm in Baltimore, and Norfolk isn't really that far away.  I am secretly hoping my son gets stationed in Norfolk sometime in his career."
Nov 30, 2019
Tammy_Girl replied to NukemomofC's discussion 'The wait and stress is real' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Chipmunk, I've been meaning to reply to you sooner.  It's not HC -- it's HM which means hospital corpsman.  We really enjoyed our time with our son last week of Oct/ first week of Nov.  He was home for two weeks.…"
Nov 30, 2019

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At 1:18pm on December 7, 2019, law1999 said…

What time did you get the call from your SR?

At 10:07pm on November 29, 2019, lemonelephant said…

What division is your recruit in?

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 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…

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:

Nuke moms

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.  

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