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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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I am bursting at the seems with pride for Joseph; yet my heart breaks for me. I never knew my heart could feel so many emotions all at one time.  I can't wait to see the man he becomes!!!

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Typo on my part! DIV 276....and I made the changes ( I think! ) on my page...thanks for your help!

I'm glad that that was a typo. I was concerned since both divisions are on the same ship.

MamaBear I am right there with you !!!  I'm waiting on box and form letter :( this waiting is killing me...

Exactly...  We actually went with him the day before swearing in and stayed at hotel and then next day to swearing in so he gave us his backpack with stuff he had taken up, I put his shirts in a baggie so I can smell his shirts when missing him...  I have been doing so good but today seems to be a tough day, just want that box of dirty clothes :)

WOO HOO !!!! My daughter just sent me a text the box has arrived !!!!  No one can open it until we are all home though lol !!!!

Anyone get the form letter for PIR 8/21 today?  Already checked my mail this morning...and nothing.  

Mine arrived 6/25 and haven't gotten box or anything yet :(  this waiting game is for the birds... 

My son left 6/24...finally got The Box yesterday so am anxiously awaiting the form letter! Just went through this with our other son who just completed Air Force BMT & I do believe my Mail Lady is becoming fearful of being pounced on daily. LOL So glad to have found this site! Truly a blessing:)

My son just left today 6-30-2015, and I know exactly how you feel!!

Just wanted you to know that you and your son will be ok. Everything you are feeling is normal. Believe me, I have been there. My son is a bubble head (submariner) and has been in for 2 years. My son has already made the decision to re-enlist. Now he will be heading to Bahrain later this year. I keep reminding myself that we have it easier than moms of the past. Not only can we get phone calls and letters, later we have texting,email, Facebook and Skype. Though it is not the same as hearing them bang around the house. It's nice that we have a group where everyone is going through the process together. Thank you for loaning us your son. Best of luck to your boy.

I have a peace in my heart about that. I am honored to be a Mom of a future sailor. These young men and women are our future and I appreciate their dedication to our Country!

Mama's heart is adjusting, slowly.  

My son left June 25th, there is alot of emotions that come out every time someone mentions his name..but I have a lot of questions, and I know he can't call because we were instructed to leave the phone home, when will I get to hear from him?  If anyone know please let me know.  Thanks


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