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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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belovedbyHim replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"gio0525 -- That's a comfort. "
Oct 17
gio0525 replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son called and confirmed he has received all the letters through Sandboxx. Thank u Jesus"
Oct 17
belovedbyHim replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"gio0525-- Sandboxx letters are delivered to Great Lakes not to the Sailor.  Letters delivered before the Div has trained their Mail PO get set aside and sorted later if there is time, if at all.  This is one of the reasons we say to wait…"
Oct 16
JHMom left a comment for gio0525
"Hi there, this is my first week on Navyformoms.  My son has been at boot camp 9 days so far, and still no form letter about PIR dates or where to send letters.  How long after they ship out did you all receive this information? …"
Oct 15
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"You will have to ask him either in a regular letter or in a phone call if he has received the Sandboxx letters.  It is recommended that Sandboxx be used ONLY WHILE IN BOOTCAMP and not after. Here's some info I have posted on the app -…"
Oct 15
gio0525 replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I have another concern. I have sent letters to my son through Sandboxx and it states it was delivered but when I read the reviews, there is a lot of people saying their loved ones never got those letters. I have also mailed letters out just in case…"
Oct 15
mytidbitz replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Gigi.  I have a daughter graduating on 11/24.  Please join the November PIR Group using the link B'sNukeMom gave you below. :)"
Oct 14
partyofseven left a comment for gio0525
"Good Morning gio0525 and welcome to our group. We are glad that you are here. The other ladies left you some links in your discussion and if you join your PIR group you will meet more people that are in your division.  Since you have your form…"
Oct 14
belovedbyHim replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I just posted some information for you on your page.  If you need more help or still have questions feel free to reach out or post on the main BC page and we'll be here for you."
Oct 14
belovedbyHim left a comment for gio0525
"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
Oct 14
belovedbyHim replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Please join your PIR group.  You will find more moms there. PIR NOVEMBER 2021You may also want to post on the main comment thread since more of our members follow that page than see the new threads.  Welcome to Bootcamp.  I will…"
Oct 13
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to gio0525's discussion 'Division 623' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Be sure to join the November PIR group - here's the link:    PIR NOVEMBER 2021"
Oct 13

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When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
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At 8:45pm on November 3, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Sounds like you are ready to go and all the best for your flights!!

At 10:15pm on November 2, 2021, Chipmunk said…

gio0525 - You are on the count down!! PIR will be here before you know it. I am just checking in on you and saying hi. Do you have all of your questions answered? My son flew out of GL after PIR so I tend to know more about how that protocol went. But some of the other ladies had sailors stay in GL. Either way, we are here to help you the best that we can. 

At 12:41pm on October 15, 2021, JHMom said…

Hi there, this is my first week on Navyformoms.  My son has been at boot camp 9 days so far, and still no form letter about PIR dates or where to send letters.  How long after they ship out did you all receive this information?  I've read elsewhere that it can take up to a month?  Any insight would be appreciated.  Thank you!

At 9:32am on October 14, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Good morning! Welcome to the BC Mom group. I posted a note to you in the comment wall area of the main group page, so hopefully you will see it there. We are glad you have joined us. I always say that you will get out of this group as much as you put into it, so feel free to come chat with us as you are able. 

At 8:04am on October 14, 2021, partyofseven said…

Good Morning gio0525 and welcome to our group.

We are glad that you are here. The other ladies left you some links in your discussion and if you join your PIR group you will meet more people that are in your division. 

Since you have your form letter already you can mail those letters off right away. Let us know how you are doing and come post on the comment wall in the boot camp moms group when you are ready.

No question is ever dumb and someone will answer you. Keep your phone on you at all times and that ringer on loud so you don't miss any calls that may come thru.

***INFORMED DELIVERY UPDATE***

For those of you who have USPS Informed Delivery,  I received an email today that they are discontinuing the App as of 6/12/2021 and you have to download the USPS Informed Delivery Mobile App to your phone.  I just did it and the process is pretty simple.

This is a great app and you can see what mail you have coming every day!!

Welcome again!!!

At 3:53am on October 14, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call

Week 1&2
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting) Unless they are Fully Vaccinated (2 weeks after final shot) in which case they skip straight to Week 3.

Week 3
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)

Week 4- First week of training 
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later

Week 5 -- First inspections and tests (Dental May be this week or next... Not Confirmed)(Form letter/ Personal letters usually arrive this week)

Week 6 -8 -- More training, Drilling (Flags and Marching), Fire Fighting training, Marlinspike (Line handling- How to tie up a Ship to the Pier) and weapons lessons, Confidence chamber( May or may not be happening yet, we don’t know for sure).. Warrior training in here somewhere.

Week 9 & 10 -- Stressful!! They have all their final inspections, PFA, Drills, BS21 and Tests. This is the lead up to the end!!


All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 10:26am on October 13, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

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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