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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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"That's because each school does a small thing for the graduating class, sometimes th…"

Anti M replied Oct 9, 2018 to Anyone graduating A school on 10/26/18

2 Oct 9, 2018
Reply by Anti M

"There are a lot of variables.  She will have orders for her school or PACT training.…"

Anti M replied Sep 13, 2018 to Orders

2 Sep 16, 2018
Reply by Dena4

"July 1st is the start of a new fiscal quarter, and funds will be released then.  Lot…"

Anti M replied Jun 9, 2016 to After Bootcamp

15 Jun 9, 2016
Reply by Anti M

"I know this is an old reply, but Navy policy does not allow them to combine leave wi…"

Anti M replied Oct 27, 2015 to Christmas stand down

18 Dec 9, 2015
Reply by Rhonda

"Here is the moving group, although it is very inactive:…"

Anti M replied May 12, 2015 to AECF Wives Club for our ET and FC wives

793 Feb 5, 2016
Reply by RebeccaProudWife

"ATT is Apprentice Technical Training, roughly nine weeks long, and is like the prep…"

Anti M replied May 11, 2015 to AECF Wives Club for our ET and FC wives

793 Feb 5, 2016
Reply by RebeccaProudWife

"It will depend on the length of the C school whether you stay behind or not.  Usuall…"

Anti M replied May 11, 2015 to AECF Wives Club for our ET and FC wives

793 Feb 5, 2016
Reply by RebeccaProudWife

"I was an ET, and it is an extremely varied rating.  While FCs have only a few C scho…"

Anti M replied Apr 26, 2015 to After C School

11 Feb 1, 2017
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

"Usually an FC will go to a ship for the first tour after C school.  If he is an E-4…"

Anti M replied Apr 26, 2015 to After C School

11 Feb 1, 2017
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

"I was an ET, when I was stationed in Japan, we did have ET reservists come to train…"

Anti M replied Oct 23, 2013 to AECF Reserves

5 Oct 23, 2013
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