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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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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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slapout52's Discussions (47)

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"Hi Kimberly--I sometimes read posts from moms with SR's so I can get my bearings and…"

slapout52 replied Nov 14, 2011 to Left for bootcamp Nov 1st, already having a hard time...HELP

14 Dec 19, 2011
Reply by short10210

"Big day for you & yours!  Get some blue candles, keep your cell phone handy &…"

slapout52 replied Jun 7, 2011 to HELP!!! I think my future recruit is in denial!

122 Aug 29, 2011
Reply by mommadash

"Not sure when you wrote this, my friend NavyBamamom, but we just returned from the 6…"

slapout52 replied Jun 7, 2011 to HELP!!! I think my future recruit is in denial!

122 Aug 29, 2011
Reply by mommadash

"My 22-yr-old opted for Navy after 2 years of college.  He was a good student who had…"

slapout52 replied Apr 28, 2011 to HELP!!! I think my future recruit is in denial!

122 Aug 29, 2011
Reply by mommadash

"Hey srmom--My son leaves April 11 also!  We are down here in Alabama and probably as…"

slapout52 replied Mar 28, 2011 to Son leaving for BOOTCAMP 4-7-11...anyone else with the same start date?

50 Apr 21, 2011
Reply by pattyb

"I'm reading your message on the 24th of Feb., so I guess this is a time of turmoil f…"

slapout52 replied Feb 24, 2011 to Graduation?

187 Apr 8, 2011
Reply by Cgutierrez

"Hi! I live in Slapout, Alabama. My son is still in the swearing-in phase, but his be…"

slapout52 replied Nov 1, 2010 to My son left for bc today

9 Nov 2, 2010
Reply by mistydawn_67

"Your post could be my post, except that we live in Alabama, and my son made the deci…"

slapout52 replied Oct 28, 2010 to Leaving for Boot Camp 9/21/10 -- Who else????

182 Nov 22, 2010
Reply by MiMom (Heather's Mom)


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