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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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"No news is good news.  ALWAYS!  I didn't hear from my son for three weeks before his…"

jrk'smom replied Mar 3, 2015 to The lack of communication from my son isn't just an emotional issue for me.

4 Mar 3, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

"Yes, I met my SN at the airport when he was waiting to fly to Pensacola. I gave him…"

jrk'smom replied Dec 18, 2014 to Flight to A school

2 Dec 18, 2014
Reply by Mi3girlz

"yellowtorpedo- I come from a Navy family. Veterans day was a day we recognized, but…"

jrk'smom replied Nov 13, 2014 to emotional rollercoaster

2 Nov 13, 2014
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"Beth- I put out index cards and Sharpies so people could write my SR a note and writ…"

jrk'smom replied Oct 29, 2014 to Going Away Party

11 Nov 11, 2014
Reply by My2kidz

"Jazike - our sons were sworn in together and are in the same ship and division, I th…"

jrk'smom replied Oct 7, 2014 to Ship 12 Division 015...anyone else???

12 Oct 11, 2014
Reply by Jazike

"What ship and division Kimberly?"

jrk'smom replied Oct 6, 2014 to PIR Graduation

139 Oct 13, 2014
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"KHarmon- I haven't gotten any other information but I've now seen moms who are in th…"

jrk'smom replied Oct 6, 2014 to Ship 12 Division 015...anyone else???

12 Oct 11, 2014
Reply by Jazike

"Jazike-  So nice to meet you. My son was next to yours, the kid in the white shirt. …"

jrk'smom replied Oct 6, 2014 to PIR Graduation

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"No letter yet for me either.  My son was one of the recruits at Tampa on 9/24.  Did…"

jrk'smom replied Oct 6, 2014 to PIR Graduation

139 Oct 13, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"Ship 12 Division 015 here. He shipped out on 9/24"

jrk'smom replied Sep 30, 2014 to Ship 3 Div. 014

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