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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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PIR June 14th

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 27, 2013. 11 Replies

I want to book my room for PIR but I am not sure how many nights I should book it for.  I have heard Sailors going straight to their A school right after PIR and others having a few days to spend…Continue

My son is leaving for boot camp earlier than one week!!!

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My son was due to leave for boot camp in September but received a call from his recruiter saying they had an earlier opening, but he would have to leave in one week, April 10, 2013!  I know this time…Continue


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Posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:38pm 12 Comments

Hello, My SR called his girlfriend today.  It was a great surprise because when he called her this past Saturday he said it will be a few more weeks until he can call again.  He said because his division is doing so well, they were given phone privileges today.  When his girlfriend called to give me the great news, she also mentioned that she was chatting on line with one of the wives of another SR and she said that her husband had mention that because their division was doing so well, they…


Received my first phone call today!!!!!

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:06pm 3 Comments

I  received my fist phone call from my SR who is in div 222.  He said he is the RPOC of  division 222, which means that he is responsible in making sure everyone in his division gets to where they are to be on time,and if they are late, he pays the price. Wow...I am so proud and so impressed!!!  He said that he passed his swim test and has gained 10 pounds already.  His division was the first to receive their dog tags too. He said he had to go and get ready for…


Missing him badly....

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 11:12am 27 Comments

My son left Friday for basic training and I received my "I am here!" phone call a few hours later.  I wanted to ask him a million questions, but he said he needed to go and even though I understood, I felt like I was letting him go all over again.  I have been crying on and off since I left MEPS on Friday.  Does this get easier???  I am sure I will feel better when I receive his first letter and again when I get to hear his voice again when he calls in 3 or so weeks, as he told me over the…


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At 1:47am on September 30, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join CARRIER Families! and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 1:35am on September 30, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see you have changed your Username, you may also need to change the URL to this page. If you do, make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 1:06am on September 30, 2014, 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. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your recruit'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 6:08pm on May 5, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Ronnie's mom -

I received the call today!  It was great to talk with him. 

At 7:12pm on April 3, 2013, BunkerQB said…
At 2:27pm on March 8, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012. He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron. He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)

If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp. I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)

Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.


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