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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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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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Navy.com Para Familias

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

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I'm from Northern California. My husband is a Navy veteran, and we've been married almost 29 years. My husband's first ship, USS Iowa, is now a museum and we are both on the staff. We have five kids, three of which joined in April. I am currently working on restoring my 65 Mustang, and collecting more yarn for knitting than I could possibly use in my lifetime.
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At 7:38am on October 4, 2021, mytidbitz said…

Thank you for the friend request!   

At 11:04pm on September 8, 2021, Wendy said…
I will definitely reach out to Raegan about Rebecca! When all is said and done, Raegan will have been at boot camp for 11 weeks! By no fault of her own (quarantine - even though she was vaxed, waiting for her division to be filled). I feel so bad for her. 8 weeks is long and hard enough! I just pray she is meeting lifelong friends - maybe Rebecca will be one of them! Is this a private message? I'm wondering if they would even know each other by first names? If not, I will definitely give my email or whatever, so we can get them in touch.
At 11:56am on September 5, 2021, ShawnMom said…

Welcome, Mustang mom.

3 in boot camp at once? That’s hard on a mama’s heart no matter how proud she it. 
Fellow knitter here. Getting together with friends to knit was one of my sanity savers during boot camp, A and C school. My girl is in her fifth year of service. 
Welcome to the group. How are you holding up?

At 9:00am on August 22, 2021, Chipmunk said…

I loved the "favorite son" comment!! I sent you a friend request! Hugs also, I hope things are going well with your family and any of the funeral / memorial preparations. 

At 7:49pm on August 7, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Feel free to join us in the Beyond BC group. I had a couple join the other day that are still at BC, so even though you still have one in BC, one headed there, you have one at A school now. Beyond BC - Navy For Moms (ning.com)

At 9:08pm on June 29, 2021, Anna said…

mustangmom65,

Wow!!! I thought it was hard having 3 serving, but to have 3 leaving for bootcamp all within two months???? I'd probably be a basket case!!!!

I hope your daughter does get to go early because I know the waiting was hard on my girl.  Once they take that first swearing in they are ready to get going!!!  Say hello to the other moms on the Daughters group page.  

At 10:30pm on June 28, 2021, Chipmunk said…

mustangmom65 - Thank you!! I will definitely have to look you up if we are ever able to get your direction!! I love to go to museums and historical places, my sailor is not as much a fan of that, but he goes along to please mom. He would rather ride a roller coaster, or go to the beach and play in the sand or water!!

At 7:30pm on June 26, 2021, Anna said…

mustangmom65,

Hello!!!  I see you joined Moms of Daughters 2 recently and somehow I missed getting the notification!!  I'm sorry this is late but I do want to welcome you to our group!!!  We have been a little quiet of late but we are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  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!!! Has your daughter finished bootcamp yet??  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!! 

My husband and I are also Navy veterans and one daughter is a veteran. My other two are still active!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 4:09pm on June 24, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Thanks again for sharing in the BC Mom group. I wish you would be able to post that message on our ship's ombudsman page. I think this last year has been rough on a lot of our wives, but many of them could use your words of encouragement. 

I just read through your profile, that sounds like a very enjoyable job to serve at the museum. Being in the Midwest, I am as far away from either coast and my son is currently on the opposite, so I don't think I will make it your direction any time soon, but I would come visit if I could. I also have five children. 

At 4:20pm on June 14, 2021, Chipmunk said…

mustangmom65 - Here is a link to the most active Mom of Daughters group on this site. Moms of Daughters 2 - Navy For Moms (ning.com) 

Go ahead and request to join. Anna is the group moderator and there are several that have females in the group. I don't know about ones going specifically into BC this summer. We had another mom who sent 4 through BC last year during the height of COVID. Her first one was her daughter. She has had a lot going on so isn't posting much, but I can try to put you in contact with her if you don't get other feedback.  

 
 
 

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