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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Event Details

Meet & Greet PIR 7-23-10

Time: July 22, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2010

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Event Description

Hi everyone, this event is so N4M members who have a family member with PIR on 7-23 can connect with each other at the Ramada Inn Meet and Greet on July 22nd. Can't wait to meet all my new friends.

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bricejenn Comment by bricejenn on June 7, 2010 at 7:57pm
We will be there. There will 2 of us. I can't wait to see our son and meet everyone.
Comment by NavyWifeAllyson on June 7, 2010 at 5:34pm
very excited! we will finally meet all the people who will help us through the next 6 1/2 weeks!
Comment by NavyMomCT on June 7, 2010 at 5:12pm
Planning on being there. We have not finalized our flights yet. There will be 4 of us. Looking forward to it!
Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on June 7, 2010 at 4:27pm
Planning on being there...plane doesn't arrive until 4:20...God willing we will be able to spend some time together...there will be 5 of us
Proud.Mom.72 (Corpsman Mom) Comment by Proud.Mom.72 (Corpsman Mom) on June 7, 2010 at 3:06pm
Thanks so much for organizing the M&G. :) Should we do some kind of crafty thing? I know one mom talked about corsages. I'm willing to help with anything. Just let me know.
Comment by Vickimed(AECF-ET) on June 7, 2010 at 2:25pm
I'm looking forward to it . There will be 4 of us. Thanks

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