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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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All Discussions Tagged 'school' (35)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Travel and Amount of Leave After A School

Happy Monday everyone! I have questions that pertain to travel after A School and the amount of leave  our Sailor may be granted.  We recei…

Started by Michelle

5 Sep 11, 2018
Reply by Michelle

Moving during A School

My husband just got to San Antonio for HM and I'm looking to move there to be closer will him. Will he be able to move in with me after a…

Started by bekahjayne

1 May 1, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Moving to live with Husband during A school

Hi there! My husband is currently in bootcamp, and then will be at A school for ACEF, leaning towards ET. If he goes ET I was going to move…

Started by Madison

2 Feb 3, 2018
Reply by John and Yvonne

NUKE - A School

I am looking for more detailed breakdown on A school in GC. I know they have Indoc first, approximately what does this all include. Any spe…

Started by Familyof6

3 Sep 18, 2017
Reply by Familyof6

Education options for active duty sailors

Hello hello! So I have a question...My husband was originally going to reenlist once (he is on sea duty right now so he would have shore du…

Started by MadiKay12

3 Dec 22, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

My boyfriend is going to A school in Pensacola

Hello! My boyfriend, Trey, just graduated from bootcamp 2 weeks ago and will be arriving in Pensacola this week to go to A school. I alread…

Started by Proud Navy GF

4 Aug 31, 2015
Reply by azmom

In the Final Leg and I have some Questions

My husband is supposed to graduate this Friday, June 5th. I have my travel all arranged but I'm concerned I haven't heard from him in 2 wee…

Started by Dubbean

14 Jun 3, 2015
Reply by Proudwifey16

A school To C school in San Antonio for HMDA

hello everyone! my husband just graduated RTC May 1st and I am tryin to figure some things out.  I know for a fact that during A school I a…

Started by jessicalulu85

1 May 5, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

Liberty for AECF A School

Hi Everyone, I have a question. I am not sure if it has been asked or answered before but here it goes. For sailors that remain in Great La…

Started by Judithmac

2 Apr 22, 2015
Reply by Judithmac

Public Affairs, Entering Navy w/ Bachelor's Degree, Joining Navy married

I'm considering joining the Navy once I obtain my Bachelor's in Mass Communication, specialization in Public Relations. My fiance and I are…

Started by TX192912

2 Nov 28, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant


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