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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 'School' (12)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

MA A School graduation

My sailor will be graduating from MA A School soon.  He will have a 2 week break before he goes to his station. Any information about the g…

Started by Beach beauty

1 Sep 11, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Leaving for A school after PIR

Hi, Our son will be leaving for Groton after PIR, he has been told that will happen within 24 hours - so I am confused on a couple things:…

Started by Dillans Mom

1 Dec 27, 2015
Reply by Anti M

A school photos at Great Lakes

Does anyone know if there are any photos out there of their SR in A school? If so, can you please tell me where to find them. I miss my son.

Started by Ujsmom

1 Aug 30, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

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

Girlfriend is in the Reserves.. about to Graduate from Basic... How long is "A" school for MA?

Hello everyone,I have a quick question that has been nagging at me for the past two months... How long will "A" school be for my girlfriend…

Started by olybears57

1 Oct 14, 2014
Reply by Anti M

A school wit for AD's

I have been reading about a long wait for AD A School. Has anyone else heard this?

Started by ProudNavySupporter S3 DIV190

1 Apr 28, 2014
Reply by Anti M

Youtube URL for Video of HM Class 055 arriving at Anderson Hal Fort Sam Houston 041014

This video was too large to upload to Navy for Moms, so I loaded it to youtube. Mark Hamblett

Started by hamblett

0 Apr 13, 2014

A School Liberty

Hey everybody! My husbands PIR is on friday, he will than spend one week in GL than go to virginia, does anyone know if i will be able to s…

Started by e_moffit

2 Oct 4, 2012
Reply by Anti M

Question about A School

My son is enlisted and will ship out for boot camp on September 6th.  He is going in as E-3 and training to be a Hospital Corpsman.  He wil…

Started by SmithZooCrew

9 May 25, 2012
Reply by Anti M

Wedding after 3/30 Graduation - South Carolina.

Ok - my son and his soon to be wife  want to get married before he starts A school in Charleston after his March 30 graduation.  Need help…

Started by ProudCajunMom

1 Mar 7, 2012


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