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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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Is Navy Week in Chicago going to take place at Navy Pier or Waukegan? I checked the link and it looks like there will be events at both locations.  When is the schedule going to be final?
@Lisa, we hope to have a rough schedule of events soon.  There will be activities and events downtown, and also, Naval Station Great Lakes (located just south of Waukegan) is celebrating its 100th anniversary!  Visit for the latest information on Chicago and all 2011 Navy Weeks.
thanks for the reply.  I'll keep checking the site.
My husband and I were aboard the USS American Victory on Jan 21st to hear the Navy Dixie Land Band they were awesome!  Thank you for coming to Tampa, FL

Hi, I'm the administrator for the Philadelphia area Navy Mom's group here on N4M's. I have several moms that are interested in helping out if there are volunteer opportunities available.



Pat if you call us at NAVCO, we would be glad to give you the information you need to get in touch with the proper personnel who can help with this volunteer question you have.  Our number is 901 874 7050.  Anytime would be fine but you're more likely to get in touch with someone between the hours of 1330 and 1630 (130 pm - 430 pm) Central Standard Time.  Here is a news story that was done recently announcing the release of Calendar for America.  Navy Weeks are included in that calendar.  One of the Navy Moms from Chatanooga area was kind enough to participate in the interview please check it out via the link below.


Mississippi and Austin Navy Weeks run from the middle until the end of March. Mississippi's Navy Week is the only one this year to focus on an entire state.  To keep up to date with Mississippi Navy Week log onto:

In Austin keep an eye out for the Navy Parachute team, Leap Frogs and the Washington D.C. Navy Band, Country Current who will perfom at South by Southwest Interactive.

For a list of events to check out during Austin Navy Week go to:

I am so glad Navy Week is coming to Omaha!

Do you have the dates for the Colorado Navy week yet , about 12 of us are flying in from all over the country to meet some people and have a packing party for some deployed sailors at the recruiters office there !! 

(Yipee and totally excited)


Thank you


Oh, let me know, Molly:)

Waiting patiently :)  LOL Carol , just a few days wont work for us all !!!

Fingers crossed this doesnt fall on those days

(( I think everyone is on board to arrive and thats BEFORE we put it out in the open for everyone )) We may end up with 30 of us or more :)   ha ha ha What Joy

I can't wait patiently for this announcement--wink wink


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