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



bella [mrs. ae2]'s Discussions (29)

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"I think as long as you have the support from your husband then you should pursue you…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied May 6, 2011 to Married & a mother thinking about joining the Navy

37 Aug 25, 2011
Reply by wehenkelc

"TAKE IT FROM ME!!! If my and my husband could do it all over again, GET MARRIED NOW…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Sep 16, 2010 to WHen is the BEST TIME to get married so we can live together?

41 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by countrygirl.2893


bella [mrs. ae2] replied Aug 20, 2010 to Recruit Graduation - Advise

26 Sep 20, 2010
Reply by skeeter85

"unfortunatly, we were told that getting married before he left would be a bad idea.…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jul 27, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010

"Cheri, I have to agree with Anti M on this one. It may be different for each sailor,…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jul 12, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010

"Hey everyone thanks for all the advice etc. He has talked to his COC and his yoeman…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jul 11, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010

"hey everyone thanks for advice.. I found a place about 2 hours from where I live wi…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jul 1, 2010 to First Duty Station...Rules, Regs, INFO PLEASE

5 Jul 1, 2010
Reply by Anti M

"OK Anti there has been some misinformation passed to me! WE CAN'T get the m…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jun 29, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010

"angie...i meant could they approve that. BUT Thanks to everyone for advice, I found…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jun 29, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010

"The only thing is that everything was planned. Our venue, my dress...I bought my dre…"

bella [mrs. ae2] replied Jun 28, 2010 to HELP! MARRIAGE LICENSE PROBLEMS!!!

25 Aug 3, 2010


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