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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 excited for my son to start this next chapter in his life. He has always done good in school and in life in general. I can't wait to see his transformation in 2 month and I hope that I will get good advice from the ladies in this forum. Praying for us all.

By the way he is the one on the far right in my profile photo

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I pray that we get our letters soon! Do you know where your son is going for A school?

Good luck to yours also!

My son also left on the 26th. Hoping for a letter soon

I am hoping also! DO you know where your son is going for A school?

Just got my form letter! Dom is on Ship 11 DIV 119. Anyone else get their letter?

Domsmom, I got my form letter letter this morning! My son is also on ship 11 Div 119. No note on the letter, he just filled in the blanks. That's OK. As they say, no news is good news. PIR 3/27.

PacNWmom, That is great news! PIR3/27 also. Will your son be going to Pensacola for A school?

Domsmom, Nope, he's a Nuke so he'll be going to Charleston SC for A school. Anyone else have a loved one slated for PIR on 3/27 in Div 119 or ship 11 who's a Nuke? I know at least one other nuke (a female) shipped with him.It felt great to be able to send him a letter today! Having him gone is harder than I anticipated. Even though I know he's gonna do fine, I miss him like crazy!!

It was a great surprise to hear from my son. He is our youngest and it was very hard to see him go. His dad was also in the Navy so he knew a lot of what to expect. I was so excited when I sent my letter and will probably send another tomorrow, updating him on current events.

My girlfriend left the 26th. She is also ship 11 div 119.

Hi Navy AC,

Do you know where she will be going for A school? Have you received your form letter yet?

Pensacola. Not yet got her information from the recruiter last week.


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