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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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Navy Speak

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



1ProudNavyMom's Discussions (11)

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"I had the worst dream!! Pretty much a NIGHTMARE that we were sooo late for PIR!!!"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 30, 2015 to Helpful hints for PIR

105 Feb 26, 2016
Reply by NavyMom77

"Thanks for this. Planning to be in line at 6AM. How long after the ceremony did you…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 16, 2015 to Helpful hints for PIR

105 Feb 26, 2016
Reply by NavyMom77

"Welcome!! We all have been there and truly know how you feel. Stay connected to this…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 11, 2015 to Officially a Navy mom - Day 1

60 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by AlohaBell


1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 8, 2015 to Greatest gift my son could give me

6 Dec 10, 2015
Reply by AlohaBell

"I do! My daughter has been gone for two weeks.Ship 03 Div 71. The only thing that I…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 8, 2015 to Looking to Meet New Moms for PIR 1/22/16 Ship 03 Div 72

69 Feb 3, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"I completely understand. When my daughter called, it was almost like she was a robot…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 8, 2015 to THE call

1 Dec 8, 2015
Reply by 1ProudNavyMom

"Thanks for all your input and clarification"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 6, 2015 to Care Packages

11 Dec 6, 2015
Reply by 1ProudNavyMom

"I can't remember her name CryptoDad. I know she was the wife of one of the Officers…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 6, 2015 to Care Packages

11 Dec 6, 2015
Reply by 1ProudNavyMom

"That's wild because during our orientation we were told that we could send crew pack…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 6, 2015 to Care Packages

11 Dec 6, 2015
Reply by 1ProudNavyMom

"You sound like me when I got the date of my daughter's departure. She left 2 days be…"

1ProudNavyMom replied Dec 6, 2015 to my son is leaving for boot camp December 1oth, I'm freaking out

40 Dec 16, 2015
Reply by Bradsmom


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