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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.



Pat (MP)'s Discussions (109)

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"Melanie, they do have excursions. My daughter went to Tanzania during her first 6 mo…"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 1, 2014 to Fort Lemmonier, Djibouti

16 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by laurelbc 11/180

"Melanie, I sent you a message. My daughter was IA to Djibouti for 13 months and enjo…"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 1, 2014 to Fort Lemmonier, Djibouti

16 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by laurelbc 11/180

"Pinne, check out the Undesignated group for more info on Seaman Pact."

Pat (MP) replied Sep 27, 2012 to Seamen Pact School

4 Sep 29, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

"I agree with Concerned Dad, my daughter has had an account w/ Navy Federal since boo…"

Pat (MP) replied Sep 11, 2012 to Banking

5 Sep 12, 2012
Reply by terriopt ship 13 div 322

"I log on through America's Navy app on my IPhone. America's Navy iPhone App"

Pat (MP) replied Sep 6, 2012 to TIPS for Connecting up with N4M's with Smartphones, Tablets, and Other Devices

30 Feb 19, 2018
Reply by Anti M

"I'm confused by why she would be staying in a hotel for 2 days of training? The only…"

Pat (MP) replied Aug 19, 2012 to Daughter just joined Navy

15 Sep 10, 2012
Reply by herbgarden(Ship12Div085)

"Gamma globulin injections are usually given in an attempt to temporarily boost a pat…"

Pat (MP) replied Jun 14, 2012 to Winters in Great Lakes?

14 Jun 15, 2012
Reply by ebigirl

"kdmac, have you joined the Lincoln group here? USS Lincoln. Any info about the Tiger…"

Pat (MP) replied May 5, 2012 to 2012 Tiger Cruise Abe L.

5 Jun 24, 2012
Reply by Beth

"The statute of limitations for medical records vary from state to state. If your hus…"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 24, 2012 to Medical Waiver?

4 Mar 24, 2012
Reply by Pat (MP)

"Why would it be needed for DEERS (for a step child) since she has no legal obligatio…"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 24, 2012 to Step Child Situation

6 Mar 24, 2012
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