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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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 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.
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 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 Shannon and welcome to our group. When you can come and post on the comment wall and let us know how you are doing and where you are in this journey.
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"mdb9903 -- 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…"
"They had limited shuttles when we were there 8 years ago. We rented a car and drove but with the current market... Uber or Sarge's Taxi may be your best bet. I don't know if they are doing the shuttle yet... You will have to…"
We are glad that you are here. Start writing now so when the form letter comes you can mail your letters off right away. Also, keep your phone on you at all times and your ringer on loud. Your just never know when a call will come…"
"Here is a link to info I have posted regarding the Sandboxx app. The ONLY time it is suggested to be used is during boot camp. After they it should not be used as it is an OPSEC violation. Remember that any info you put in the…"
"mdb9903, my understanding is the form letter will be arriving approximately in 4 weeks. 2 weeks of quarantine and then another 2 weeks of actual BC. After they verify the vaccination yours might only have to quarantine for 3-4 days and then after…"
"My oldest son arrived at BC on June 3rd. He had received his second dose, but a full two weeks had not passed by the time he left, so he was held in quarantine for 9 days. My middle son did not get vaccinated before he left for BC on July 8th, so he…"
"Good Morning - the form letter will usually arrive around the 4 week mark. But with that being said it could arrive anywhere from 2 weeks to who knows when lol.
Pre-covid it was pretty safe to say when it would arrive - post COVID…"
Hi! I am new to this group and so proud to be a member! My recruit arrived at RTC 7/19/21 and my understanding is he will be in quarantine two weeks (even though he is vaccinated).My question is when should the form letter arrive? Thank you!See More
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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…"
I am a proud Mom of a Navy Recruit and a Texas A&M Mays Business student! I love God, my family and country. My recruit has wanted to serve in the military since he was 3 years old and that has never changed. He is getting to live his dream! Prayers for a successful and safe bootcamp!
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mdb9903 - We are glad you have joined the BC Mom group!! - Please feel free to come to the main group page, scroll past the discussion area where you posted your other questions and join us down in the comment wall. We do more of our chatting there and more members are likely to see your questions, or share in your comments there.
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!!
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