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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.



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"It has been almost 9 months since my boy left for Great Lakes.  At first it was diff…"

grandmalyons replied Jul 1, 2014 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"My son left Oct.  21, 2013. He calls me every Friday after classes and posts on Face…"

grandmalyons replied Jun 13, 2014 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"My son didn't pass his timed run and was moved to a division just for recruits who n…"

grandmalyons replied Jan 10, 2014 to Advice for newbie mom

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Reply by lemonelephant

"Just got a call from my son, he and his division have been adopted by the local  VFW…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 28, 2013 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"They were copied from a book titled " Brain Games", available at any bookstore for a…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 27, 2013 to I'M A BASKET CASE

75 Dec 26, 2013
Reply by Storymom

"Hi Moms,  while I am so sorry we have to experience such heartbreak and sense of los…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 25, 2013 to I'M A BASKET CASE

75 Dec 26, 2013
Reply by Storymom

"My son left on Oct 21.  At first it was difficult, he is my youngest and my only boy…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 17, 2013 to I'M A BASKET CASE

75 Dec 26, 2013
Reply by Storymom

"It keeps getting better.  Had a phone call from my son tonight.Almost thought I woul…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 11, 2013 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"I was floored when he called last Saturday. His group nearly lost the privilege, but…"

grandmalyons replied Nov 5, 2013 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"My son told me I could not even accompany him the recruiting office the day he left.…"

grandmalyons replied Oct 30, 2013 to Unprepared

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