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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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My son is on his way home. Terribly excited. Wanting to make everything perfect. This is hard since I had 5 surgeries in 18 mths. My husband keeps telling me to chill that he will probably just sleep on the couch like he did when he was a teen (instead of his bed). As excited as I am, I know soon he will be leaving again for overseas and it could be at least a year or more before he is home again. Such is the life of a Navy Mom. We are proud, excited, scared and sad all rolled into one.

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Enjoy your time together :)'s very difficult to not look behind and ahead when time is so short and unpredictable but try :)
I will. Thank you so very much. I hope all is well with your sailor.

Sinda, Cherish each moment with your sailor!  I know exactly what you are saying about getting everything perfect.  My daughter will be coming home in 3 1/2 weeks and I will be doing the same thing before she comes home.  That's what us Moms do.  Fortunately for me she will be going to Jacksonville,FL for the next 3 years.  Will you be able to go see your son overseas?  Godspeed to your son and to all our sailors.  Hooyah!

My son just left Kings Bay base in GA. It is an hr out of Jacksonville FL. I hope to go see him overseas, it really depends on my health. He will be heading to Bahrain. My sailor is excited about going. I have always wanted to travel and see the world. Now if all goes well I will have a great reason to do that. Enjoy your sailor when she comes home. I know that I sleep alot better when mine is home. Thanks for your support.

Have you considered a "Welcome Home"  banner.  Hubby is probably right because friends are married, working or in the service.....................good luck.

Beautiful!  God bless your son all of his days! 



congrats on your sailor coming home!!  enjoy and give him a big hug from all of us!!

Thanks I already have. He spent one day with the hanging with friends has started. Is this normal?

Our daughter had two tours at the Bahrain's Navy Comm center.  Bahrain is the safest place in the Gulf region. Place your order for the items you want from Dubai.................. 

Not sure what to have him get from Dubai. Just saw that a set of sheets were from Bahrain!

Gold..........weekends hops are plentiful. Our daughter went there ten times.......



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