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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."


**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 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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Rory liked B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN's discussion SANDBOXX APP for letters to BootCamp
Nov 30, 2020
Rory is attending Storymom's event

A Blue Candle Event ♥ at Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office

December 4, 2019 to December 3, 2020
When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.Blessings to all our Sailors all over the…See More
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"Hello, I just dropped my son off to his hotel where he will spend his last night as a civilian. My heart is broken but I am beyond proud!"
Oct 21, 2020
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"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…"
Oct 21, 2020

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A little about me:
Proud mom of navy sailor.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Allows my son to gain experiences and adventures we may not have been able to offer him if he stayed at home.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 12:34am on November 6, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Rory - Welcome to the Navy4Mom site. I saw you message in the main chat. I see that LeAnn gave you the link to join the BC Mom group. I highly recommend that you do. If you are viewing this site on your mobile device it is sometimes difficult to pan around and see everything as easily. We recommend you put your device in desktop mode or better yet, view it on a computer. 

When you join the BC Mom group, you will want to scroll most of the way down the page, past the discussion area till you come to the comment wall. That is where we ask new members to come introduce themselves and other members post comments and share information as well. Sometimes they just chat, but please feel free to jump in and ask questions. 

To answer you question - it is taking about 4 - 5 weeks from the time your SR (seaman recruit) left for BC before you will receive the form letter with his address. Some have not even received a form letter. This time of great silence is hard but you are not alone in your feelings. 

Here are some links for you, click on the blue letters

BC Moms group

First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition

My son has been in the Navy for 3+ years and is in the fleet now. We have all been where you are and you will make it through. 

At 7:32pm on October 21, 2020, Rory said…
Hello, I just dropped my son off to his hotel where he will spend his last night as a civilian. My heart is broken but I am beyond proud!
At 3:29pm on October 21, 2020, 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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