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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.

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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."

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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First time Navy mom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hernavymom Mar 9. 7 Replies

So tomorrow my first born son will be leaving for boot camp and I am a ball of emotions! I know he will be just fine and he is bettering himself but not being able to talk to him for 8 weeks is going…Continue


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Cory liked Katie's discussion P day questions
Mar 14
Hernavymom replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Navy mom'
"My youngest daughter left for BC on February 11th so I totally know how you feel. It was about 2.5 weeks before I got her graduation letter and then another day or so when I got my first actual letter from her. It’s really hard but encouraging…"
Mar 9
Natasha's MoM-E replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Navy mom'
"Hi Kim. I totally know how you feel. My only child, my daughter left on 2/19/20 and it has been hard for me. I have not heard from her yet and should expect a call from her this week since it will be her week 2. My dogs miss her very much as well.…"
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Kassmom liked Katie's discussion P day questions
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Northwoodsmom replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Navy mom'
"Hi Katie, the best thing you can do for him now is alot of praise for what he is doing. You miss him but try not to dwell on that in your letters. Give him encouragement and keep him updated on what's happening at home and with his friends. Go…"
Feb 17
dmj replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"it is hard not knowing but I guess we have to get used to this-my daughter arrived 1030 on tues night and I got her form letter following fri so I guess she must have started as soon as she arrived with P-1.havent yet heard from her but I am super…"
Feb 17
G.G. liked Katie's discussion First time Navy mom
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G.G. replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Navy mom'
"Oh don’t forget Sandboxx, lol! I was writing my child twice a week!!"
Feb 17
G.G. replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Navy mom'
"You must be excited, we will keep your child in prayer, and you as well. I was the same when my child was in training. I missed the first two calls, I was going crazy, I couldn’t call back. I waited for my child to call me. Talk about…"
Feb 17
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Feb 16
Skierchick70 replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Awesome advice, belovedbyHim!! Thank you so much! I'll get this all organized. Have a nice holiday weekend!"
Feb 14
belovedbyHim replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Skierchick70-- Welcome! (are you from CO by chance?  or is that a reference to water-skiing?) Yes if she left Yesterday (You got the "I'm here Call late last night/ early this morning) Today is P1.  Tomorrow is P2. Sat and Sun…"
Feb 13
Skierchick70 replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"OK, so I gotta ask. My daughter flew out last night (wednesday). So, thursday is P1? By Feb. 19 she will take her PFA and her PIR date should be around 9 fridays counting Feb.14? Thanks for helping all us newbies understand all this!"
Feb 13
belovedbyHim replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"You are welcome.  Read the files!  Watch the "Making a Sailor" Videos (on the Left). Post on the main page for support. and here is my Blog on the first weeks.  there is more in the files at the top of the main Boot camp…"
Feb 13
belovedbyHim replied to Katie's discussion 'P day questions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Yes, It is a 3rd party app not affiliated with the Military.  Think of it as a post card.  Whatever you write on there can be read by anyone at Sandboxx.  and once they read the information..... they can do with it what they…"
Feb 13

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At 6:47pm on February 9, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 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.  

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