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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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Trouble trusting recruiter...

Hi all,  My son (I'll refer to him as Li), who is entering his senior year in high school, met with a recruiter for the second time a few d…

Started by OAmbr

8 Aug 17, 2019
Reply by Dana

Asthma and the Navy

Does anyone know the process of enlisting with asthma? Everything I have read it's an automatic denial. Any help on navigating the process?

Started by DRock and Daflota's Mom

5 Aug 7, 2019
Reply by LeAnn ⚖

OCS class 15-19

Does anyone know if 15-19 class graduation takes place Friday or Saturday of August 16-17. Trying to make travel arrangements. My spouse wa…

Started by BKBT

2 Jun 5, 2019
Reply by Malibu

My Dad passed away, Should I tell my SR?

My dad has been sick for some time.  He went into the hospital a few weeks ago (the weekend before my son shipped to boot camp) My son was…

Started by Jessk

8 May 20, 2019
Reply by Jessk

Re-enlistment waiver

My son was recently separated from the Navy with an explanation of "Fraudulent Enlistment".   Navy says he did not disclose his condition.…

Started by ame3026

1 Mar 15, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Re-Rate to SARC

Hello- looking for any information. My son DOR'd from BUDS- got a Seabee rate as a UT. He still wants to pursue a SO rate and is looking to…

Started by libramom

0 Mar 10, 2019

Son still in IL after graduation

Hi, My son has graduated from boot camp! Yay.. but unfortunately has not received his waiver to fly to Pensacola. He has been sick since he…

Started by Marisa

5 Feb 21, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)


My daughter is in week 2 of OCS in Newport RI.  I am putting together a candio box with all kinds of cool things and pictures.  I wanted to…

Started by Lisa

1 Jan 26, 2019
Reply by LizV

Help!!! or just forget about it all

Hy. My name is Dalia and i really need someones help. I have meet a guy over a month ago on a dating website and he says he is in the Navy…

Started by DaliaElena

4 Dec 29, 2018
Reply by Anti M

Rerated Undesignated as a punishment

I'm not sure where I should ppost this question, but I'm freaking out a little bit...ok, A LOT. My son is 2 months into his 7 month A Schoo…

Started by MamaS

5 Dec 6, 2018
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