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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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"You know I tell my kids that sometimes if you tell me something that I am not expect…"

amandamomof4 replied Oct 15, 2012 to My mother doesn't think we should get married

12 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by Ky4giraffe

" I want to ask you what do you think and what do you want to do? If you are finishin…"

amandamomof4 replied Oct 15, 2012 to My mother doesn't think we should get married

12 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by Ky4giraffe

"Hi MissMac I have never done a military move but my daughter has. I found a group on…"

amandamomof4 replied Sep 8, 2012 to Moving and don't know what to do.

7 Sep 10, 2012
Reply by Anti M

"Hi corbie and welcome :) You will find lots of ladies in the same "boat" in the grou…"

amandamomof4 replied Sep 4, 2012 to Boot Camp....New here

5 Sep 9, 2012
Reply by Linn

"Thank you Craig! I had a feeling it was something you put together I just didn't rem…"

amandamomof4 replied Aug 11, 2012 to to remember General Orders

2 Aug 11, 2012
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"Momma Bear I am sorry you seem to have had a bad experience. The problem with the wr…"

amandamomof4 replied Aug 5, 2012 to Outraged Momma Bear

158 Sep 7, 2012
Reply by ebigirl

"when is he going in October?"

amandamomof4 replied Aug 2, 2012 to Advice Needed About the Future for me and my Sailor

4 Aug 3, 2012
Reply by Knittycat10

"so what do they do that first weekend? and on other weekends?"

amandamomof4 replied Jul 27, 2012 to New Sailor here to help answer any questions you may have

86 Sep 13, 2012
Reply by Concernedad

"I have a question, I have read the boot camp day by day on the meps & dep group…"

amandamomof4 replied Jul 27, 2012 to New Sailor here to help answer any questions you may have

86 Sep 13, 2012
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" another link"

amandamomof4 replied Jul 25, 2012 to looking for group

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