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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Navy Speak

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Though you can click on everyone's profile to learn more about them, I thought I start a thread for people to introduce themselves to the forum community. :)

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I wish you the best, I know how hard these next few days will be! That first phone call or letter will make all the difference. (3 weeks) Write to him and send pictures. He will appreciate it! Big hug to you!

Sherry - Ryan's Mom Grad April 18!
Alex arrived at the Great Lakes on February 14, funny, Valentines Day is suppose to be a fun day and this was the day my heart broke. I took it badly, I'm not going to lie but each day gets better. You should have received a 3 second call from your son saying he arrived. I got a form letter dated February 19 with Alex's division and ship, and instructions to parents. He wrote a line at the end that he was good and was enjoying the experience. I got 1 phone call about 3 weeks ago for 20 minutes and another call this past Wednesday (before Easter) only because there was a death in our family. They asked him if he needed to make a call home and he said yes and they allowed it.
Start writing your letters so you can send them out once you get the address. I write to Alex every day and he told me he never though he would look forward for mail from home so much. I sent him writing paper, stamps, pens, and labels with his return address printed up and labels for all those who Alex is writing to so he can save some time, as they have very little time to write. Alex said they receive mail every day except Sundays.
Also, you will be receiving a box with all your son's belongings in it. Took me three days to open the box.
Alex is pre-SEAL so when he graduates he will stay in the Great Lakes for 3-5 months and then go to California.
Good luck to your son, go NAVY!
Ronnie
Hello, my son Alex is in DIV 139, SHIP 10. I suppose it was asking too much to get a phone call on Easter Sunday as I spoke to Alex the Wednesday before. That was the 2nd call I got and only because we had a death in the family. When Alex got my letter about the death, he showed his superior officer and they asked him if he wanted to make a call home. Ladies, can I tell you that that call was heaven? We spoke about 15 minutes and I didn't want to hang up. He finally said "Mom, someone is waiting for the phone" and I knew some mom out there was waiting just like I was so I hung up. He mentioned his new recruit uniform and I cannot wait to see him at graduation, April 11. Alex, is pre-SEAL and won't be leaving the Great Lakes after graduation. He will be in pre-BUDS for a few months and then he will go to California for BUDS. Please say a prayer for him and the others that they make it as most of them (I know Alex has) have wanted this since they were little boys. God bless them and their parents! Go NAVY!
Ronnie
Hi! Im a navy Wife. My husband is in Division 138, ship 09. He graduates next friday, April 4th! i would love to hear from other people with loved ones in his division.
http://www.navyformoms.com/group/division138ship09graduation4apr08

I found this using the search button on the top right :) cc
Hello.
My name is Angela. I am married and a mother of 3, with one granddaughter. My son has has been homeschooled since 2nd grade. He has decided that he wants to go ahead and take his GED and joing the Navy. He has always said since he was young that he wanted to join the Navy. His grandfather was a Navy pilot.
Hi I am Shannon, the Mother of 4 and Grandmother of 2. My Son is a MT(Missle Tech) he is in A school right now and will be assigned to a sub in September. I so proud of him and his choice to serve.
my how the site has grown :)
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