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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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Pat (MP)'s Discussions (109)

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"Active duty or reserves?"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 24, 2012 to Interested in Joining the navy

5 Mar 24, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

"Did you join the USS Vinson group? Have you contacted the Vinson's FRG & ombudsm…"

Pat (MP) replied Mar 24, 2012 to Carl Vinson cvn70

1 Mar 24, 2012
Reply by Pat (MP)

"IT A school was temporarily in Great Lakes after Hurricane Katrina, but has been bac…"

Pat (MP) replied Apr 24, 2011 to "A" School for IT

6 Jun 11, 2011
Reply by travelmom

"Hi, I'm the administrator for the Philadelphia area Navy Mom's group here on N4M's.…"

Pat (MP) replied Jan 31, 2011 to Navy Weeks in 2011

55 Nov 14, 2011
Reply by Lisa (Olivia Div 09-Ship 331)

"Unfortunately due to HIPPA regulations, no one can give you medical info regarding y…"

Pat (MP) replied Sep 28, 2010 to Medical status of your soldier

3 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Pat (MP)

"Hoppi, my daughter gets BAH to live off base, she doesn't have dependents and she's…"

Pat (MP) replied Sep 19, 2010 to I want to enlist...but my family isn't thrilled...HELP?

76 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by LadyHawk

"My daughter didn't know how to swim and after 3 yrs in the Navy still can't. You onl…"

Pat (MP) replied Aug 18, 2010 to I'm thinking about joining the navy...I have a 2yrs old son

15 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Pat (MP)

"You can join the Reserves........speak to a recruiter."

Pat (MP) replied Aug 18, 2010 to I'm thinking about joining the navy...I have a 2yrs old son

15 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Pat (MP)

"Actually some recruits that are reporting to A school's at Great Lakes do get overni…"

Pat (MP) replied Aug 4, 2010 to How much time do we get to spend

3 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by Pat (MP)

"Your son is 19 and you mentioned he and his gf are willing to wait until they are 21…"

Pat (MP) replied Jul 30, 2010 to Too Young to Marry

7 Aug 2, 2010
Reply by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom)


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