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 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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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!? I have a question?! What does duty day intail? My boyfriend is a e3 about to be e4 this April. I want to help him relax but I just am new to all this navy stuff! I had a step dad in the army this is very different for me! My grandfather and 2…"
"No this is not the Main Boot Camp page. It's a Discussion started from the main thread. I see where You just found the main thread!! Good. I'll try and monitor this page as well but most of our answers are on the main page."
"Kellyrene -- I am so sorry that you are struggling so much!! I know that feeling soooooooo well!!! I hope you read my reply above that will help give you some of the information you are looking for. You did good to just talk over and tell him…"
"My son shipped on June 30. I have cried every day. I feel like a part of our life has been ripped from us. We tried to get straight answers too but it appears that there are none to be had at this time. I was told to just be ready to…"
"Thanks so much belovedbyHim. It is a lot to take in. His leave date got changed from end of July to two weeks ago. So we only had a few days to prepare emotionally that he was leaving on top a lot of other family things going on here. I have a…"
"Hi Tara. My son got to BC two weeks ago. We were told that BC is still 8 weeks but the quarantine extends it to 10. We still got the call when he got there and we are still waiting to hear from him. I'm crossing my fingers I don't…"
It is good to see you on here. Join the boot camp for moms group. There is great information on there and wonderful ladies to help you along the way. Welcome again. Hope to see you on the main page soon. "
"Kellyrene, one week from today...try to make the most of it! Then start counting the days until ur form letter comes and you can write him back. I'm at 21 days since my SR shipped (6 days to go for the letter, crossing fingers). He can do it! U…"
"Hi Tami-- Your information is Not 100% Accurate. They can start Bootcamp any day M-F. Yes PIR is always on a Friday so some sailors will finish on Monday then just hang out (Hold days) till Friday waiting for PIR. Also P-days are…"
My son started Quarantine 02-June. I've been entering data from other Moms/Loved ones into a spreadsheet and I think I know what to expect now! The confusion for me was that everyone seems to start quarantine on different…"
Hi TARA - I was just checking in to see how you are doing. I see there hasn't been much conversation on the Girlfriends, wives, group. We just had a mother of the SR's girlfriend join our BC Moms page and I was going to send her there as well but maybe not. Please feel free to post on the BC Moms and Loved Ones group. We have walked the 8 - 9 weeks with other wives. Once you know where your sailor's A school is or other information, joining those groups will help also.
Hi TARA, this is Chipmunk. I help out on the BC Moms group where several of us replied to your discussion. I am just checking in on some of our new members to see how things are going as I believe you are in that "silent time." Do not hesitate to come and post on our group. We have helped many wives through their BC time and we are happy to visit and converse with you in the main group comments.
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!!