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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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20 days from shipping

Started this discussion. Last reply by 808Mama Mar 16. 3 Replies

Son shipped 20 days ago on 2/26. Nothing back but the first call and his clothes. When should I start to be concerned?

First weekend

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 4. 3 Replies

Son shipped 2/26. Have nothing back yet. What will he be doing on his first weekend at RTC?


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808Mama replied to Travis's discussion '20 days from shipping'
"That’s great that you got something! My son left at the same time as yours and no form letter yet. We live in Hawaii so I have a feeling it might take longer than 14 days."
Mar 16
Travis replied to Travis's discussion '20 days from shipping'
"We got his first letter today. 925 group with a PIR of 4/26"
Mar 16
Mrs.MiniFrogPrincess replied to Travis's discussion '20 days from shipping'
"It’s 9-14 business days after arrival, is what I’ve heard. So that should be by Monday. :) Hope you hear something soon! My son left 2/25/19 and received his form letter Tuesday 3/12/19."
Mar 15
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20 days from shipping

Son shipped 20 days ago on 2/26. Nothing back but the first call and his clothes. When should I start to be concerned?
Mar 15
Travis replied to Travis's discussion 'First weekend'
"I appreciate the help. I’m learning how to use this webpage."
Mar 4
Travis replied to Kerriknowz's discussion 'Got the box!'
"When did your son ship? How did the box arrive (UPS/FED EX/USPS)?"
Mar 3
Travis posted a discussion

First weekend

Son shipped 2/26. Have nothing back yet. What will he be doing on his first weekend at RTC?
Mar 3
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Travis
"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…"
Feb 27

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At 1:02am on February 28, 2019, lemonelephant said…

What division is your recruit in? If you do not know, then join DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in FebruaryYou will meet others with loved ones who left the same week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. 

I also suggest you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 12:52am on February 28, 2019, lemonelephant said…

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties 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 7:29pm on February 27, 2019, 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.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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