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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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At 11:11pm on December 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make at least change 3 and consider change 4.

At 11:10pm on December 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. 

Arrival and What Happens at RTC will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

At 11:09pm on December 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 911 is Sticks/Flags.

Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be to know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 11:08pm on December 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Master at Arms is a rating very dear to my heart since my Sailor was an MA. Join San Antonio MA's; the discussion, Break down week by week, will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). You will also want to join MAA Moms.

The Rating Information Card for MA can be found at; it indicates 9 weeks, but "A" School is 7 weeks after classing up. has some good info for you.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday if you are able. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 1:59am on December 5, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

Also consider change 4.

You may also want to update your "A little about me:" section. If you keep it vague, then you won't have to update it often.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 1:04pm on May 22, 2013, jeepmom said…

Hi JlaMommy,

     How are you? Where is your son stationed? Is he married yet? Mine is in Lemoore. We see him monthly. He bought a car and comes down and he's supposed to get married! He loves his job and his sister is looking into going in as well,.Well take care!

At 10:05pm on October 18, 2012, jeepmom said…


    How are you? What is your sailor doing? Are you OK?

At 12:15am on September 11, 2012, jeepmom said…


    It was nice meeting you too! I was waiting for my son to come back from his barracks. They did soo good getting the flags. Anyway we had a blast. My brother and sis in law came and stayed with us at Residence and we all went. It was so great! My son really has changed from a boy to a man and he's in Pensacola and he likes it. My hubby and I went to Chicago on Sat. Navy Pier was cool.Glad you had fun. Did yours go to Pensacola?

At 8:37pm on August 31, 2012, jeepmom said…

I'm super!!! So happy, proud,excited. Can't wait till next Thurs! You are going to Sarges right? I'll see you there!

At 7:00pm on August 31, 2012, jeepmom said…


   How are you? Did you get the call?

At 11:29pm on August 22, 2012, jeepmom said…

Hi JLAmommy,how are you?

At 11:22pm on August 13, 2012, jeepmom said…

Hi hope you are good! Looks like you got a letter.Hey, I got a rental car for 96.00 from priceline,check it out!

At 11:47am on July 26, 2012, JackieD said…

That sounds great.  Let's meet for coffee and see what we can come up with.  I'm available on weekdays after 5:30pm, I work in SF or weekends.  What's best for you?  I'll email my cell # to you.

At 1:11am on July 26, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi there! Nice to meet you! Hey, did you see my last post w ph #? I just called it tonight and reserved a room at nay lodge great lakes, so I'm not sure how theyre out of rooms?  Anyhow I was worried about that...


At 12:11pm on July 25, 2012, jeepmom said…

Hi, Thanks for friending me. I'm doing okay. It's hard not hearing anything.You got your box and form letter,right?We've not gotten a personal letter yet,have you?You are from California too, we live down by San Diego. We should meet at the meet and greet. What is your son going to do?

At 10:35pm on July 19, 2012, USSTonya said…

Hi jlamommy! I hope you were able to get your son's address, did his recruiter call you? My day was hectic as always. I have an 8 year old (soon to be 9) and a 7 year old. Their still on summer break, which is good right now, keeps me from worrying about my daughter :). How are you holding up?

At 1:25am on July 19, 2012, USSTonya said…

Hang in there, I'm sure you'll receive something soon. You can always try contacting your son's recruiter for his address.

At 3:27pm on July 16, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our
Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)


At 1:35am on July 16, 2012, IndyMom said…

Day%20to%20Day%20Schedule%20at%20bc.docxHi Tracie:

Hang in there-this to shall pass.  Start writing letters that helps-tell him everything..letters are their life lines and they want to know every detail of what is happening at home and in the world.   You should start getting letters and a call in about 3.5 to 4 weeks-that helps.  Remember once he gets to A School he can have a computer and he can Skype you.  Also, look at all links on this site and on Facebook look up Recruit Training Command(for whats going on at BC and Letters for Recruits-that will help too.  Good-luck and feel free to message with any questions.

At 6:28am on July 15, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area. Here is the link. Just click on it and click +JOIN when the page opens up. Feel free to post a comment and introduce yourself.

BunkerQB, admin for the San Fran group.

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