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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 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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SusanGRN liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines
Jun 25, 2020
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A little about me:
ER RN with youngest headed to boot camp 30 June (Quarantine 1st for 2 weeks)
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I think my daughter will excel in
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 11:58am on September 11, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Susan - you should also join the Moms of Daughters group - here's the link:

Moms of Daughters

At 10:31pm on June 29, 2020, Chipmunk said…

I understand! Make sure she takes her phone charger with her. Send her with a few stamps and if you did not get a calling card, it is okay. She can get one from the NEX. She should be able to have a small notebook ( a little memo sized one, or just use some paper) to put her phone #s in. Take a deep breath, get your hugs, and have a restful night. Remind her to call you from the airport when she gets to GL before she boards the bus. Here, "I'm Here" call will likely come very late at night, so keep your phone charged and by your bed and know that the call will be scripted - I thought it was a recording!! You will just have to say, "I love you" over her dialogue. We are here to support you through it all. - And no need to reply, I understand!!

At 11:03pm on June 28, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Hello SusanGRN - I am catching up on my personal welcomes to our newest members of BC Mom. My son left for BC 3 years ago tomorrow (6/29) and I stick around and help out on the BC Mom page and also the Nuke Mom page. If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, be sure to check in on the Main BC Mom group page and say hello, if you haven't already. I have been busy with summer projects (one of the things that kept me busy while my son was at BC) and not kept up with who all has joined the group and also introduced themselves. But we are glad you are here. Be sure to read the comments in the main BC Group page because I posted a link to the Moms of Daughters 2 group that I am sure you will enjoy being a part of as well. Several of my friends on this site are in that group as well. Have a good, restful evening. 

At 2:25pm on June 26, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi there - thanks for the friend request.  Be sure to join the boot camp group.  I left the link in the welcome message below.  You'll find lots of good info on that page.

Hang in there!

At 4:28pm on June 25, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to 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.  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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