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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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A little about me:
Mother of 6 . Work as an RN. My oldest son joined navy. Left for Navy boot camp 8/21. He is also recently married this year. Lots of changes for my son in less than a year.!
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At 12:50pm on November 14, 2013, petrojax said…


Mine is my 5th out of 10 children. He is the third son out of five, and I also have 5 daughters. He just got his orders for Ike out of Virginia.

At 11:37pm on October 19, 2013, petrojax said…

Hi, my son also graduated from boot camp on 10-18-13, and left for "A" school in Meridian Mississippi on 10-19-13 for Yeoman training. His initials are MVP and we are from Maine. We attended the ceremony at Great Lakes, and we are driving home tomorrow. I think that our sons know each other because mine mentioned a yeoman with a wife and child. My son is one of my ten kids, so we have large families in common too.

At 5:15pm on October 8, 2013, Allan said…

My son graduated in September, I remember the most exciting time was during the pass in review (PIR) ceremony, when the "garage door" opens up.  The crowd goes WILD!  

If you have any questions, I'd love to help.  I'm a Navy veteran myself. 

Please like my group on facebook LINK, I'm just starting out and would love the support.

I also support “calls for recruits” from products sold on ETSY if you order soon I ship next day! 


If you are traveling, wishing you a safe journey.  

If you can't travel; be sure to watch the video link, it's the next best thing.

At 8:57am on September 19, 2013, proudnsgmomofsailor said…

my son is graduating 10/18 also.  so excited.  hope to continue to use this site and figure out easier way.  i cannot seem to connect with a lot of people for this graduation date.  thanks for posting

At 10:28pm on September 7, 2013, 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 949 is Ship Staff/Honor Guard.

At 10:27pm on September 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I'm confused. Is your SR going to "A" School for Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ)? If so, join, or at least check out, Moms of the Aviation Maintenance Administrators AZ, Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for LS can be found at

OR is he going to “A” School for Aviation Electronics Technician (AT), which has in Pensacola, FL at Naval Air Station Pensacola? If so, join Aviation ElectronicsTechnician (AT), Avionics Technicians (AV) Moms, Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!!, and Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola and check out Airman Family and Friends. The Rating Information Card for AT can be found at and there is additional information at

Either way, your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 10:41pm on September 6, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join PIR 10/18/2013 TG 49 to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.  Join Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi ASchool family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page. There are groups for many of the ratings that have "A" School at Meridian as well. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? Yes, he most likely will

At 10:21pm on September 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 5:46pm on August 28, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Yes, you have a Recruit.

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in August, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together.

You may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and PIR Reference Information. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and/or at and join the group for that once it has been created. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening, but you will also want to check out the other Pages in all of the groups. The Page, What does ??? mean?  (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with the new lingo.


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