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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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Date: 3/19/2009
By Lee Buchschacher, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command Public Aff

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Social networking Web site is celebrating its first year online with a look back at its accomplishments.

The Web site has transformed the military community by providing a platform where moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and other family and friends with loved ones in the Navy or considering joining can come together to answer each other's questions and support one another.

Since its inception, nearly 14,000 people have become members of, and more than 412,000 people have visited the site, with over 1.4 million total visits. February recorded the largest number of hits to date with more than 210,000 clicks on the site.

In addition to providing a forum to discuss the Navy, has also been instrumental in bringing Navy families together in person. The Web site held "Paint the Town Blue" events in places like Boston and New York in 2008 giving members a chance to meet each other face to face and express their Navy pride. also arranged for surprise reunions between Sailors and their mothers at New York sporting events. Members also attended tapings of 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' and 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'

Many members have also taken time out of their daily lives to organize their own events. There have been more than 145 off-line events organized by members since the site's inception. Moms get together for coffee, to participate in walks and parades, and even meet to assemble care packages for their Sailors.

"Everywhere I go there is another friend I can visit," said Joyce Slabaugh from Tucson, Ariz. "It's great to get to know folks from across the country, and to come together as a community to support all of our Sailors with efforts like the Adopt a Sailor Project and Knit for the Navy."

As one of the most active groups on, the "Adopt a Sailor" group sends care packages and greeting cards to a designated unit each month. Participation has become so widespread, that Molly Gisi of Oregon, the group's creator, has begun to take on entire ships for various holidays. Gisi and her friends gathered 750 International calling cards to deliver to the USS. Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) this December, brightening the holidays for an entire ship by providing each Sailor on board with a way to call home not just once, but three times.

The 'Knit for the Navy' group is a similar effort with members using their free time to knit homemade blankets for deployed Sailors. The group plans to spread their warmth one ship at a time, and in just a few months has created more than 40 blankets for Sailors aboard USS Tennessee (SSBN 734).

"The friendships we've built and the amount of support we've been able to provide in such a short period of time is so inspiring," said Gisi. "I can't wait to see what the next year brings for"

For more news from Commander, Navy Recruiting Command visit .

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