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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

ATT/Mineman School

Anyone have a son/daughter starting ATT school in GL on April 22nd, I would like to touch base with you.  Mine son starts then and then goe…

Started by lupner88

1 Apr 10, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

Nuke Moms - Let's Talk

Any advice I can give my son who is in A school at Goose Creek?  I'm a little worried.  Would like to talk to some nuke moms out there.

Started by WisconsinNavyMom

11 Mar 17, 2014
Reply by WisconsinNavyMom

A School & Weekends?

While your sailor is in A school, do they have weekends off?

Started by Cynthia022312

4 Jan 29, 2014
Reply by Momma Shell ship 02/915

Hm A school

Can someone tell me, how my son who want to be a psychiatric tech, after his HM A school, would go about applying for that??? I can't find…

Started by rhonda/ship 13 div 102

2 Jan 12, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

homeschooling and college credits

My son is wanting to join. He met with a recruiter. He took a practice ASVAB but wants to score higher. He was homeschooled the last two ye…

Started by Jakesmom917

9 Jan 9, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

A School Grad

Hi! My son graduates from A School in January.  What is next for him?  Will we not see him for three years?  How does an assignment / duty…

Started by Cihuacoatl77

4 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

? 'C School" appointed/chosen

I just have some questions about "C" school are they decided upon?....can they be changed....what can you do (if anything) or who ca…

Started by momofnine

2 Nov 19, 2013
Reply by momofnine



Started by WisconsinNavyMom

1 Nov 19, 2013
Reply by John Claggart

Enlistment vs. College

My son will be graduating high school in June 2014 and is planning on joining the Navy. He wants to go to college first, join a Navy ROTC u…

Started by GeauxTigers#1

2 Nov 5, 2013
Reply by J/J Mom

Son looking at joining and interested in 2 careers. Anyone know......?

Son is a senior in High School and wants to enlist.  He is specifically wanting to be on a flight operations crew (carrier) or to be a load…

Started by JEndicott

1 Sep 26, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant


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