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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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"yes…totally agree with this…something isn't right here."

CryptoBiz replied Jun 4, 2016 to My Husband is on a security hold, help! :(

41 Feb 28, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

"If he needs to go overseas…then it's going to be a process. There is some training t…"

CryptoBiz replied Apr 10, 2016 to Parental leave

6 Apr 11, 2016
Reply by Anti M

"it's all the same… Workups are for training cycle to prepare for a deployment. Unde…"

CryptoBiz replied Apr 10, 2016 to Question on terms: "workup" vs "underway"?

4 Apr 10, 2016
Reply by CryptoBiz

"If you get married, don't move down there until he gets his follow-on orders. "

CryptoBiz replied Apr 10, 2016 to Wedding during A school

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"Hmm... I've seen some people get sent up for failure to make payments. It would defi…"

CryptoBiz replied Apr 10, 2016 to My Husband is on a security hold, help! :(

41 Feb 28, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

"don't tell her what she "needs" to do. There's ways you can look at things. Enlistin…"

CryptoBiz replied Dec 20, 2011 to Need some advice about joining

25 Aug 20, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill

"I'm gonna start calling bluff on a lot of things that Craig posts....this chart is w…"

CryptoBiz replied Dec 20, 2011 to Need some advice about joining

25 Aug 20, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill

"that PRT chart you's outdated. The new one is in the instruction dated…"

CryptoBiz replied Dec 20, 2011 to Need some advice about joining

25 Aug 20, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill

"This Craig guy makes me laugh"

CryptoBiz replied Nov 6, 2011 to Seperation after week 1 in Boot Camp

8 Nov 17, 2011
Reply by katymae42

"As a parent, it's normal for you to feel stress. Sometimes, it's best to not really…"

CryptoBiz replied Mar 18, 2011 to USS Ronald Reagan

8 Jun 5, 2011
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