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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 6:05pm on July 10, 2021, John and Yvonne said…

Hi again Nicole.

I've sent two messages to you from the inbox in Christian Navy Moms and not sure you got any of them. My message is that , Can we reschedule our meeting. One of our tires has low air pressure and John has to take our car to the base to get the tire fixed on Monday.

So any of the days, Tuesday-Thursday is fine with me. What would work best for you? Let me know. :)


At 8:30pm on June 23, 2021, John and Yvonne said…

Hello coley423,

This is Yvonne. Our daughter and her family are going on a trip and we will be going to her house to take care of her cat probably every other day from July 5th-July 17th. Since we're going to up there that often, I thought that might be a good time to meet. :) What day would be good for you? Let me know and we can make a plan. 



At 9:05am on April 1, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Coley423 - I noticed your post in the main group chat. Like Partyofseven many of the ships have FB groups. Does your son have the Ombudman information for his ship? For my son's ship your sailor needs a ship address for the Ombudsmen to verify, to add a family member to the group. However, when he first was assigned to the ship, he sent the Ombudsman his information and all of his father's and mine as well, so we were added immediately. (But the ship was also still in the shipyards at the time.) 

Another group on this site you might be interested in is one that I stared a couple of months ago. Beyond BC  It is not necessarily a group for a specific ship or location, but just a place to hang out and ask questions in general about life after BC. We do have at least one mom whose sailor is in SD and I hope the more members we get it can be a better networking option for people. We would love to have you join us!

At 12:20pm on December 21, 2020, Chipmunk said…

I am glad that my words were meaningful to you!! I see Yvonne has reached out to you. I hope that you can have a chance to meet them. My son was able to go visit their home a few times while his ship was still in the shipyard. It has been more difficult now that it is in and out to sea and his work schedule is erratic. 

At 9:47am on November 5, 2020, John and Yvonne said…

Good morning coley423! 

Whenever I see your post on Christian Moms I think that maybe we should meet sometime since we live so close to each other. What do you think?

Yvonne (and John)

At 7:34pm on September 10, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Coley423 - Welcome to BC Mom group!! Be sure to go to our main page, scroll toward the bottom to the comment section and introduce yourself. That is where we do most of our chatter with everyone!.

At 5:54pm on September 10, 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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