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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."

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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kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"Nursekim - Our son flew to San Antonio 4 days after PIR. He did tell us that sailors in other rates remained at GL for 2-4 weeks. He also said that a couple sailors that had graduated a week before his group remained on board until more MA's…"
Jul 19, 2022
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"LCM - Hello and welcome to the group. Usually isn't much activity here but I do try to check in every so often. My son is a MA3 and was at Lackland during the winter of 2020 and went his duty station in February of 2021. If you have any…"
Jun 20, 2022
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"HkyNvyMom - you are correct that the weeks of training begin once they start their training. If I recall my son's training was only 8 weeks once he classed up. Just encourage him to study for his tests and qualifications. My son said several in…"
May 17, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"HkyNvyMom - My son went back and forth on whether to volunteer for PRP. What ultimately sold him on it was it allowed him to stay state side for almost the entire length of his first contract. Now that he is on the job he really seems to enjoy so…"
May 10, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"Seastheday - My son graduated BC last October and had to wait 5-6 days before flying to Texas. Some of his classmates waited longer so I think it's hit and miss. That was at the height of the pandemic to so your son may be quicker. Hopefully…"
May 5, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"HkyNvyMom - Congrats on you son moving on to A-school. It's been awhile since I've been on here because my son graduated back in January. I'll check in from time to time to help with any questions you may have. You will probably find…"
Apr 29, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"C'sMom - Graduation is exciting news and that you will see him very soon is fantastic. As for video, there isn't any or at least wasn't when my son graduated. Yes, civilian police officers seem to have it pretty rough these days but…"
Mar 17, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"C'sMom - So good he was finally able to start! Seems so long ago that BC ended so it's about time they get them started. I hope everything works the way he wants with his career! My son is still on track to graduate on 2/4 and then starts…"
Jan 22, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"Thats great news Vintage!!! Mine will be staying in the states too so we are very happy as well."
Jan 11, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"C'sMom - If the tracking showed it was delivered he should still get it. My son got a package delivered but it was several days before he was actually able to get it. He said if the box was to big to fit into their small lock boxes at their…"
Jan 6, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"newmilmom - I googled the acronym and that's what popped up that made the most sense. I'm new to all these acronyms too and google is a huge help lol. You are very welcome!"
Jan 5, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"c'smom - he is still in Texas and should graduate the last week of January. Newmilmom - I think it stands "Postal Service Center". I would include it if I were you?"
Jan 5, 2021
kim's husband Troy commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"C's mom - Sorry I don't have info on reservist schedule either. So glad your son finally got out of GL and is doing well down there. Yes the visits were nice and a little difficult at the same time. It was easier sending him off this time…"
Jan 4, 2021

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At 9:16am on June 20, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Troy - Thanks for sticking around and checking on your group page!! I appreciate it. I wasn't sure who all of my moms and dads from that group were still very actively keeping tabs on that group or not. As for Beyond BC, I think some have turned off their notifications, which I understand, but occasionally I put out a plea for anyone from certain rates to reach out to me so I can connect new members. 

I also posted a Happy Father's Day, I don't know if you saw it, so I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!. I hope things are well for your sailor. 

At 9:27am on February 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to the Beyond BC group!!  Thanks for accepting my friend request.  I will be sending you a PM (private message) shortly. 

At 2:56pm on September 29, 2020, C'sMom said…

I don't really know too much about MAA.  What is C school for?  Our son just graduated from police academy and back in March, mainly because of Covid/economy and the advantage this would give him in getting a job, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves with the hope that he would get the MAA job.  He did (and that's another long story) but after he graduates A school, he hopes to find a job locally as a police office.  He enlisted just before the riots, so that adds another dimension to him being a police office.  I wouldn't be surprised if he goes active duty if the economy isn't better after A school.  So I guess we will just wait and see.  Not sure if he would or could do C school.  That is for a specialty, correct?

At 9:18am on September 16, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Glad you are enjoying being a part of the group and hopefully gleaning information to help you along this new journey. It is hard to let our kids go and this is an even harder time with the extra silence at BC. I did not know anything about this site nor am I on FB so I did BC alone and with the RTC website. Once I found this site, I started doing a lot more comparing of what I should expect and that didn't always work out - especially our PIR weekend. So, I do what I can to help others see you can get through this even with the ups and downs. Learning to be flexible has been a big change for me and my "planning" personality. You learn to embrace the times together, the phone calls, the letters, the emails - whatever it is because silence is part of the Navy life and staying positive in the middle of the adjustments as well as prayer is what gets me though. 

At 2:13pm on September 10, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to BC Mom's Group - Glad you joined. We have a lot of information on that page and more of the new members post in the comment section there than follow in the main chat area. Be sure to scroll down most of the page to see the comment box.

At 12:31pm on September 10, 2020, Chipmunk said…

This is a blog one of our veteran moms put together to help as best as possible with the COVID BC info - First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition

At 12:28pm on September 10, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to N4M site. B'sNukeMom shared the link below for the BC Moms group. We are glad you are here Kim and that your husband Troy is helping you out as well. I agree the Navy Dad site doesn't have as much activity there but we will help you as best as we can. - My sailor has been in for 3 years now and is out in the fleet as a Nuke.

At 5:13pm on September 9, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 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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