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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Submarine moms are special:

 --- All of us have boys, "SAILORS!"

 --- Who serve on "boats,"

 --- With whereabouts unknown, and

 --- We only get sporadic, short emails while they're out!


Tell us where your sailor serves...

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Nuke ELT Stationed in Va. waiting to deploy soon in a fast attack. Whole new world for me.

My son is a EM on the Hartford out of Connecticut.  We are used to him popping up in random places and giving us a call.  He was involved in ICEX 2018, and he called from a sat phone at the north pole.  I DENIED the call because it showed Hawaii.  Answer every call you get when they are gone; you never know when you will get one or where it will be routed through!

Same for our grandson, he’s in culture shock. Last two years were like he was in college in a nice dorm....

My son, Connor, just left for his first deployment on SSN Columbia out of Honolulu, HI.

my son is on his first underway with the North Dakota  he is a sippy officer.  it is so very strange not to be able to text or call him but I am proud of him and I keep repeating to myself no news is good news

USS New Jersey

grandson is a Nuke just got first orders yesterday 

Hi! I'm new to this group. Son is an EM "nuke." We'll get about a week with him before he heads overseas.. I heard we can send letters ahead to the ombudsman for placing aboard. Can we send food too or does that have to be purchased through the navy only? Entering this time of silence with some trepidation. Glad there are you all who've been here longer to help us newbees along!

SSN Topeka

When my son was out he was able to email me once...… Maybe you can get your son's official email address. I'm not sure about care packages while they're underway.

Our sailor is a Nuke and an ELT on the USS Washington in Norfolk VA. Schooling done, taking trials out to sea getting used to everything. He's ready to go. Me not so much, we are born and raised Floridians 5 generations on my mom's side. 

Our son is assigned to USS Key West.

(Pre-Commissioning Unit) PCU Montana SSN 794 under construction at Newport News, VA


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