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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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America's Navy will come home to 21 cities in 2011 to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy.


The cities and regions hosting 2011 Navy Week are: Tampa Bay, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Mississippi; Dallas-Fort Worth; Denver; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Chattanooga, Tenn.; the Quad Cities; Chicago; Rochester, N.Y.; Detroit; Los Angeles; Fargo, N.D.; Indianapolis; Cincinnati; Omaha, Neb.; New England; Albuquerque, N.M.; El Paso, Texas; and San Antonio. 


Please send us any event ideas, because we want to meet with you!


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I see in Austin you are tied to the Austin Rodeo but on that website I don't see any mention about Navy events. I suppose you are working with some of the event coordinators there ... or are you just exhibiting?
We are coordinating to have the Leap Frogs (Navy Parachute demonstration team), the Navy Band, and Sailors at the Austin Rodeo, as well as having other events throughout the city. We are still in the planning process, but as events are confirmed they will go on the web site.

Also, if you have an idea for a "Navy for Moms" event, or one open to the general public, please let us know!
Tampa is the first Navy Week in 2011, held in conjunction with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival Jan. 22-29. Austin is Mar. 19-26.
are there goimg to be some on Sacramento Califorina if si please let me know
Los Angeles Navy Week will be the closest Navy Week to Sacramento in 2011. The Los Angeles Navy Week will be July 25-31, 2011, in conjunction with the Summer X Games.

California 2011 events scheduled include:
Feb 5-12: Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off Celebration in San Diego
Mar 12: Blue Angels Air Show in El Centro
July 25-31: Los Angeles Navy Week
Sep 19-Oct 3: San Diego Fleet Week
Oct 6-11: San Francisco Fleet Week
Oct 8-9: Blue Angels Air Show in San Francisco
Oct 15-16: Blue Angels Air Show in Lemoore
Where the ships will be and other activites in the Los Angeles area are still being planned. As events are confrimed (around May) they will be posted at:
Sorry St Louis will not be represented this year, but you have to spread a good thing around. Do you have the Indianapolis dates yet, since that is my hometown? Thanks! Navy Weeks ROCK!
I am so glad you enjoy Navy Weeks! Indianapolis Navy Week is Aug 13-22, in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair. The Navy parachute team "Leap Frogs" and Navy divers are both scheduled to participate.

As events are confirmed (around June) they will be posted at:
YIPEE! Of course, you'll be expected to advise us "newbies" to all this Navy Week stuff... since you're an "old salt" at it! Hugs, k.
How exciting this is My son is leaving for Boot Camp Jan 19th so Im looking forward to this!
Yeah Angie. Enjoy your recruit while he is home. You will love Navy Weeks. And, the guys are all great about posing for pix with you. I got several Navy Mom sandwice pix and Hero pix.


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