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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Family Day/Graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 22, 2019. 5 Replies

I got a letter from my daughter who said family day is the day before graduation. My question is what time can she leave on family day and if so should I come a day early? Was flying on the 23rd of…Continue

Phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Dec 15, 2019. 1 Reply

Finally got the form letter and letters. I was so happy. Does anyone know when they get another phone call? Also she is graduating on 01/24. I already got lodging, tickets is there anything else I…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Navymom98 Dec 8, 2019. 15 Replies

My daughter left on the19th of November. I have not received any mail or the form letter. How long does it take to get mail or the form letterContinue


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Navymom98 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"My daughter called me and said she is part of the rat team. She said there is there three other people who are continus watch.all together since Friday she has had 3 six hour watches and today again. She said she is exhausted and aggravated when…"
Feb 9, 2020
Navymom98 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Thank you. She doesn't have a rate she is on hold."
Feb 7, 2020
Navymom98 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"I have a big concern but not sure what to tell my daughter. She is in A school in Great Lakes and it's been per hell per her report. The section leaders are making them do watch( she says that's ok) but she is having to do back to back…"
Feb 7, 2020
Navymom98 replied to NOLA-Mom's discussion 'Address?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"There is a website called the Recruit Training Command FAQ that gives a lot of information including addresses. The address I saw for ship 10 is 3425 Sailor Drive Great Lakes Illinois 60088-3425. Hope this helps"
Feb 3, 2020
Rachel liked Navymom98's discussion Family Day/Graduation
Dec 21, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Navymom98's discussion 'Family Day/Graduation'
"Please be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the Welcome message on your page.  You'll find lots of helpful info there."
Dec 18, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Navymom98's discussion 'Family Day/Graduation'
"SARGE'S MEET & GREET Plan to arrive the day before PIR so you won't risk missing PIR and go to Sarge's Meet and Greet from 5 pm to 10 pm the evening before PIR at the Lakehurst Event Center (go…"
Dec 18, 2019

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A little about me:
Empty nester. My daughter just left for boot camp on the 19th of November. I got the dreadful phone call and 2 more phone calls with her needing info. I have not received any letters and that worries me.
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...
Are great and can advance in career
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 6:26pm on December 11, 2019, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 3:47pm on December 6, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to 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.  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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