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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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School and Education Forum (148)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

My boyfriend is going to A school in Pensacola

Hello! My boyfriend, Trey, just graduated from bootcamp 2 weeks ago and will be arriving in Pensacola this week to go to A school. I alread…

Started by Proud Navy GF

4 Aug 31, 2015
Reply by azmom

C school in Biloxi MS.

My daughter is going to Biloxi, MS. (Keesler Air Force Base) for C school next week, does anyone have any input on their experience there?

Started by All4Navy

1 Aug 26, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill

College credits and entering NROTC?

My daughter is a sophomore in high school and is in NJROTC.She hasn't yet decided if she wants to go for enlisted Nuke, like her dad, or to…

Started by Arwen

12 Jul 4, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

A school To C school in San Antonio for HMDA

hello everyone! my husband just graduated RTC May 1st and I am tryin to figure some things out.  I know for a fact that during A school I a…

Started by jessicalulu85

1 May 5, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

Nuclear Power A School

Hi - my son is in class 1511 MT at Goose Creek - does anyone know when they can take leave? Is it after finishing A School? Thanks

Started by marinero2014

0 Apr 9, 2015

A School Leave

My boyfriend just left for the March 24th boot camp in Chicago.  After graduation, he will go directly to Charleston for A-School before ap…

Started by TinMan'sGirl

2 Mar 24, 2015
Reply by TinMan'sGirl

Daughter will be going to Pensacola for Air Traffic Controller school and I have some questions.

 I know I'm planning ahead but that is the type of person I am.  My daughter leaves for boot camp in March then she will be going to ATC sc…

Started by azmom

2 Jan 11, 2015
Reply by azmom

Navy Law Enforcement and Security

Ok, I'd just like any information on this career area, that isn't listed on Especially where you go after boot and what all train…

Started by cgessl00

5 Nov 9, 2014
Reply by Garretsproudmomma

Group for students holding?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a group or place to get information on sailors in holding at A school.  My sailor failed at MA school and…

Started by NovaMom

3 Oct 30, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

AD Specializations and Future Station Possibilities

Hello, My boyfriend is currently living on base in Pensacola, Florida waiting to get his actual classes for 'A' school. His PIR was on Sept…

Started by stickiemills96

7 Oct 29, 2014
Reply by Lia


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