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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.



allie1928's Discussions (34)

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"hi..when our son was in Norfolk he had to pay for his own post office box in town i…"

allie1928 replied Jan 7, 2016 to mail not getting to my sailor

6 Jan 11, 2016
Reply by my3sons73

"hi...we went my husband myself and my daughter to say goodbye and watch swearing in…"

allie1928 replied Mar 26, 2015 to Ship Day- should we be there to see him off?

33 Mar 27, 2015
Reply by Mom2SL


allie1928 replied Mar 26, 2015 to Ship Day- should we be there to see him off?

33 Mar 27, 2015
Reply by Mom2SL

"first letter is a form letter but some recruits write a couple sentences on back.  t…"

allie1928 replied Mar 18, 2015 to first letter

43 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by rygirlsmom

"tori's will be fine. my son was 19 when he went ..i was heart broken but a…"

allie1928 replied Feb 13, 2015 to Sad

57 Feb 14, 2015
Reply by tori'smom

"Proud of your daughter!! Good luck to her and her journey.  Whenever u have question…"

allie1928 replied Sep 5, 2014 to First Meeting Since DEP

20 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"Hi...he won't need anything in boot camp but I sent cookies and goodie boxes to A sc…"

allie1928 replied Dec 1, 2013 to Christmas gift ideas

12 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Kat72

"Thank you for writing this!  My son shipped out Dec. 6th!  We are very proud of our…"

allie1928 replied Jan 7, 2012 to Life in the Navy

33 Apr 24, 2017
Reply by momto navymat

"they say you only get 4 tickets and your son will need to write the names and make s…"

allie1928 replied Jan 7, 2012 to bootcamp

134 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by Recruit Man - Ronny

"Hello,  Congratulations to your son!  My son left Dec. 6, 2011 he is 19 wa…"

allie1928 replied Jan 7, 2012 to bootcamp

134 Mar 28, 2012
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