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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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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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"Phoenixmom - that is my best thought as well!!"

Chipmunk replied on Friday to What is a railguard during PIR graduation?

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"Okay, so your sailor will be flying out after PIR - and headed to FL - that makes a…"

Chipmunk replied Jun 18 to A School Liberty

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"Kaitlyn, - I am a little confused. Did your boyfriend just complete PIR? If so, then…"

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"Hi EllenL - I will send you a friend request so that I can share some information wi…"

Chipmunk replied May 31 to Deployment help with pets

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"EllenL - first off, I would like to invite you to join our Beyond BC group on this s…"

Chipmunk replied May 31 to Deployment help with pets

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"You are welcome!! Hopefully you can get some response from the Japan group. You migh…"

Chipmunk replied May 19 to Over seas and cell service

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"Wendy - Yes, I would join the Japan group - you might ask them about   WhatsApp. Als…"

Chipmunk replied May 18 to Over seas and cell service

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"Suzanne, first of all, I would like to invite you to join another group on this site…"

Chipmunk replied May 16 to How do I easily ship my Sailors Carry On and Large Suitcases to A School Pensacola?

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"Pamela, I am glad that you joined your PIR group, but I also encourage you to join t…"

Chipmunk replied Apr 13 to question about the "I'm still alive call"

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"Saltybabe - This is an old post but I am glad that Kimberly Joy's post still touched…"

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