This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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:



September 2021

**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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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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My son left 2 1/2 weeks ago still no call. Worried Mom like the rest if you. My heart has a blank spot in it. Cry everyday. Any help with anything would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Comment by Chipmunk on July 7, 2020 at 7:37pm

Rhonda - First of all, I see you figured out where to comment on the BC Mom main page. I would encourage you to go back through the comments and read the posts for the last several days - a few pages, but it will give you an idea of what questions are being asked, our answers to them and things that all of you new moms are wondering about. BelovedbyHim is working on updating her blog that is a first weeks timeline to be one for COVID now that we are getting a feel for how things are going. LadyBluefire answered some of your questions. 

As for getting through the days - it honestly is up to you and your attitude about it. For some ladies they will admit - they cried every day. The great silence is the hardest and if you are 2.5 weeks in you are getting to the home stretch hopefully. The phone calls are not necessarily coming as often as when my SR (seaman recruit) was in and most of the ladies whose kids went in after the phone privileges during quarantine were taken away, are saying they are not getting a call when they go from off base ROM (restriction of movement) to on base. So, "No New is Good News" is what you are holding out for. And honestly, you do not want a phone call during this time, because a phone call right now, may only be for other information, but it could likely be a separation call or medical - so hold fast to "all is well."  

I don't push faith or religion off on anyone but many of us on here rely on our faith and prayers to help us through this time and also to help our SRs. If you are interested in other groups that focus on that, I can direct you. 

Keeping busy, going ahead and writing letters - many ladies recommend numbering them, and some have recently adopted new pets, start a new hobby, all are things that help out during this period of silence. Staying connected here helps as well, reading all the information you can, and watching the videos about BC so you will have an idea of what they will be doing. 

Do you know your son's Navy rate yet?

Comment by Rhonda on July 8, 2020 at 12:39am
ATC is his rate. Thank you for answering my questions all of you. I have read many of the comments. And it is helping. Thank you for your caring hearts and i will pray for all our children. Thank you for responding so quickly and honestly you have eased my mind a little bit. Have a Great Evening. Prayers for everyone.
Comment by partyofseven on July 8, 2020 at 1:55am
Welcome Rhonda. You have come to the right place. I couldn't answer earlier. But we are here for you and have been where you are now.
Comment by Chipmunk on July 8, 2020 at 9:16am

Rhonda - You are welcome. We all help each other out here and answer as we are able to, but we want you all to know that you are part of a bigger group and you are not going through this alone.

Comment by Chipmunk on August 4, 2020 at 10:41pm

Rhonda - I just came back across your post and wanted to double check and see how you were doing?

Comment by CindyLouWho on August 17, 2020 at 9:29pm

Rhonda - I’m new to this as well and like you, my heart has a hole and a blank spot.   My son left 5 weeks ago.  Two of those weeks were spent in quarantine.  I finally received the standard form letter from him today.  Nothing personal in it; just the form letter.  But it was good to at least see his handwriting on the address.  I hope by now you’ve heard from your recruit as well.  This is by far one of the hardest things I’ve gone through but I know he’s in good hands and will be a better man for it.  Keep positive and know you’re in my prayers.

Comment by Chipmunk on August 17, 2020 at 9:47pm

CindyLouWho - Happy for you that you received your form letter. It is great to finally have an address to send your letters out!

Comment by Missing my #1 on December 12, 2020 at 3:55pm
My son has been gone 4weeks today and 2 of the weeks was quarantine. I cry everyday. I want to hear from him or at least to be able to write him. Please help this mom???
Comment by Chipmunk on December 12, 2020 at 11:10pm

Missing my #1 - I am sure that phone call helped your aching Mom heart!!! And you have his address. Be sure to double check the information he gave you with the link I posted to the RTC Contacting Recruits page on the Main BC Mom group. 

I am glad you joined the BC Mom group, that is where we do most of our daily chatter!!


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