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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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Son leaves in 5 days...a few questions

Hi all, I’ve been reading your posts in anticipation of my son’s departure on 12/16.  Just wondering if he should take stamps with him, how…

Started by TMC

5 Dec 17, 2019
Reply by TMC

Daughter assigned culinary specialist

Hello all, My daughter went to MEPS for the third time and passed the asvab (yayyyy).  They told her that she only qualified to be a culina…

Started by Kassmom

10 Dec 16, 2019
Reply by NavyMomofJM

Phone call

Finally got the form letter and letters. I was so happy. Does anyone know when they get another phone call? Also she is graduating on 01/24…

Started by Navymom98

1 Dec 15, 2019
Reply by Patty

Graduation day transportation, i need some advices!!!

i had read a tons, and still got stuck in making the decision. I will a alone with my 1 year old daughter.  1.  i was so sure that we can t…

Started by Kristy

0 Dec 10, 2019


I read the article about Sandboxx.  Just wondering if anyone has used it and what you thought about it.

Started by law1999

4 Dec 4, 2019
Reply by law1999

Short Term Auto Insurance

We took our son off of our auto insurance when he left for Basic.  He is currently in holding waiting to class up for A school, but he gets…

Started by Honey and Pops

2 Nov 30, 2019
Reply by WearsLargeHats

PIR planning! Helpppppp please!

I just received the forms letter yesterday, and knowing that the PIR day will be Dec, 20th. Is it any chance he can come home for Xmas?  I’…

Started by Kristy

1 Nov 6, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Health Insurance Question

Hello Wise Ladies!!! My son is a DC in Bahrain for many months already.  I am a teacher and have excellent health insurance.  He's always…

Started by jtr75

6 Oct 21, 2019
Reply by WearsLargeHats

Being separated for PTSD

My daughter had been in boot camp for 10 days when I got the call that she’s being separated due to PTSD. Her older brother passed away 12/…

Started by Branndie

5 Sep 16, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Buying a car in Massachusetts and Registering it in Virginia??

My son is coming home for his first liberty after A School in a couple weeks and needs to buy a car.  He will be in Norfolk VA after libert…

Started by weatherbell (Ship 02 Div 932)

4 Sep 11, 2019
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