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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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Hello everyone, I am new here and wanted to introduce myself but wasn't sure where to do it at. Since I love to draw/paint and enjoy lots of arts & crafts I thought this would be the best place. My husband is in the process of enlisting (I actually have a question about that that I will be posting in the Advice forum). He was going to try to go Officer since he already has a degree but wanted to get the training and do more hands on work so he chose to go enlisted first, I am prior service enlisted and also already had a degree so I was ok with that. We have an 8 year old daughter named Hermione who loves animals, math, and reading (seriously she is a math wiz unlike myself). We are all three looking forward to becoming a Navy family. I had been lurking on this site for about a month or two now till my hubby decided for sure that he was going to enlist and so now, here I am!

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Welcome Knicky!! 

I'm a Navy mom of 1-1/2 lol.  Our dd is an Ens Nurse serving in San Diego at the Naval Medical Center, & we have a MIDN son that is a junior at Marquette University.  Time will tell where he lands within the Navy.

What are your hobbies? 

I enjoy basket weaving, wheat weaving and trying out various one-time crafts like i see on Pinterest, etc.  

Glad you joined us!!

I love Pininterest! I also really like to try some of the crafts on I have a really nice sewing machine and a dress form and love to make my own skirts and aprons (still getting the hang of full dresses...just can't seem to get the arm holes right). I also like to make me and my daughters own Halloween and party costumes, we all three dressed up to go to Medieval Times in Atlanta, GA once. It was so much fun!


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