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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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All Discussions Tagged 'Pensacola' (8)

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Pensacola shooting

Prayers for all the Naval personnel and their families. Hopefully the only casualty was the shooter, but prayers for them and their family…

Started by Lauriel

3 Dec 6, 2019
Reply by anasazigypsy

Pensacola A School Graduation

Hi everyone! We went to our daughter's PIR Great Lakes and are planning to travel to Pensacola for her A school graduation next week.  Are…

Started by Holly

1 Apr 10, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Pensacola Hotels

Any suggestions? I've read some "not so good" reviews on the Navy Lodge so am looking at other options. Visiting my son, so would like to b…

Started by mom_of_lbdl

1 Oct 20, 2015
Reply by J/J Mom

C School for an AD

My sailor is currently in Pensacola, FL, he's getting ready to graduate from A school this Friday (the 12th) and we were told that shortly…

Started by stickiemills96

4 Dec 10, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

Leave after A-School

My boyfriend is in A-School in Pensacola right now, he actually doesn't get classed up for another 2 weeks or so but when he finishes, he s…

Started by JaneDoeUnveiled

2 May 4, 2014
Reply by JaneDoeUnveiled

When does an airman find out what his job is going to be?

My boyfriend left for bootcamp on Nov 6th. He is an airman, and I was wondering when he would find out what his job is going to be and wher…

Started by Rickysgirl23

5 Nov 12, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

My mother doesn't think we should get married

This is my first time posting on here, my boyfriend graduated from basic training on Friday and he left for Pensacola today. We have been d…

Started by Ky4giraffe

12 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by Ky4giraffe

A school Pensacola, FL

My son will be at A school in Pensacola, FL starting 4/10/10. Would like to reach out to other families that will or have had a loved one t…

Started by FloridaMom

2 Apr 5, 2010
Reply by FloridaMom


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