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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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skell456 (AO wife)'s Discussions (92)

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"I'm always here for ya and one step ahead of ya.  We just did our move!!!  Not fun t…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Oct 9, 2011 to Need Help With Moving Information

4 Oct 12, 2011
Reply by Anti M

"The beaches here are nothing like Florida beaches. The sand is nasty they stink they…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Sep 24, 2011 to What is life like in San Diego????

13 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by Anti M

"Dollartree has all the Navy colors and little ships and stuff like that"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Sep 24, 2011 to Help???? Party ideas??

5 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by skell456 (AO wife)

"I miss the East coast too.  I cannot believe how expensive everything is out here. T…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Sep 24, 2011 to What is life like in San Diego????

13 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by Anti M

"I just came out here too and it is way hard to find a nice area.  We opted for base…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Sep 24, 2011 to Nice Apartments in San Diego.

7 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by Whitley'sWife

"We stayed there and had no problems at all, and we had to change our reservation 3 t…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Sep 24, 2011 to Red Carpet Inn--complaints

2 Sep 24, 2011
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"Our experience was that there were extra seats so we got to have extra people there.…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Aug 1, 2011 to grad in Great Lakes

5 Aug 1, 2011
Reply by ebigirl

"Hello I would like to welcome you to our group at…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Aug 1, 2011 to I'm new here, have some questions!

5 Aug 1, 2011
Reply by skell456 (AO wife)

"Oh yeah and his graduation is on a Monday so no not always on friday LOL"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Jul 29, 2011 to A school in Pensacola

9 Jul 29, 2011
Reply by Nicole (SHIP 10 DIV 267)

"Hello my hubby is here for AO school as well we have been here since March 30th and…"

skell456 (AO wife) replied Jul 29, 2011 to A school in Pensacola

9 Jul 29, 2011
Reply by Nicole (SHIP 10 DIV 267)


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