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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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Bahaha!!! Great minds think alike, Carol and Molly! Looking for the Colorado dates too! :-)

so exciting....coming soon......hey Dana, did you notice TAMPA!!!


If you have regular Navy For Moms meetings in Omaha, would you like to have Sailors attend one of the meetings if it is during Omaha Navy Week?  I am one of the Omaha Navy Week coordinators and would happily discuss some of the options: 



I'm wanting to bring my 3 year old stepson to the New Orleans Navy Week to show him what "Daddy does". Is there going to be anything there geared toward young children or should I wait until he gets older? Thank you!
At the one in St Louis, they had a diving tank for the kids to play with the diver on the other side of the glass wall.  Also, we had ours at Scott Air Force Base for part of it, and they had lots of planes we could walk through.  We were fortunate to have the Blue Angels--which could be loud for a 3 year old, but it was on a limited time base. So hope you have some of the same activities. 
When and where will the Chicago week be.  I can't wait to go.  I miss my sailor. Charlotte

Chicago Navy Week will be Jun 25- 4 July.  There will be events in the city and suburbs, including the Navy Band will be playing at sporting events and marching in parades.  We are still confirming details, but the Leap Frogs are also scheduled to jump at some of the events.  Also, we are trying to have Sailors from USS Chicago (SSN 721) at the Museum of Science and Industry submarine display!  (PB)

when will event details be finalized for Chicago?  I'll be in Chicago the entire time.  My daughter goes to BC August 10 and we want to attend Navy Week in Chicago.



just seen this site, when is the detroit navy week? what does it entail?  i would love to take my grandson to see what his "Sashy" does!

Detroit Navy Week is July 18-24, with the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show July 23-24 featuring the Blue Angels.

The Navy Band will perform at different events and Sailors from USS George Washington, an air craft carrier forward deployed to Japan, are coming to participate in some of the events.  


In general, Navy Weeks are designed to bring Sailors to an area that doesn't have a large Navy presence so that people can talk to the Sailors and better understand life in the Navy and the Navy's mission.


excellent!!  thank you so much for the information. already marked it on the calender!
When will the America's Navy be in Cincinnati?


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