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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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Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 017 & 018. These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the main wall to post questions, and concerns, We “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion groups as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important
Every single concern is genuine
Every single member is important to us
We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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My son is on Ship 03 Div 017 also! I got a phone call on Saturday. It was like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years all rolled into one!!

My daughter is in Div 017.  I received the form letter yesterday.  I received a phone call from her this afternoon, regarding info she needed for her Security Clearance.  She will be headed to Florida for "A School". 

Hi there -  my girl Katie is Div 017 also, but no call yet.  I think she's probably going to Pensacola for A School.  We're near Orlando so hope that means we can visit a couple of times.  What is your daughter's name?


Hello all: will you be ordering the ribbons for PIR? I hear that a lot of families have these for PIR and I wouldn't want us to be left out. Your thoughts?

What are the ribbons?  I haven't seen this reference before.

Thanks so much for the friend request. i sent you some ifo back about the ribbons just let me know if you have any questions at all. 

Hi everyone!! This is Theona, I am temporarily borrowing my mother in laws account. My husband is in Division 018! I've been patiently waiting by the mailbox and have yet to receive a letter from him! Has anyone received a hand written letter yet?

He let me know that he wouldn't be able to call for 3 weeks, but the third week will be this upcoming week, so I assume that I should receive a call sometime between Thursday and Sunday. My fingers are crossed because I don't know how much longer I can take not hearing anything from him! 

We arrive in Chicago for Graduation on Tuesday and would love to make it to a meet and greet as well... I am looking forward to meeting all of the proud families and being able to communicate with different individuals who are going through exactly what I am going through! 

It's been a tough couple of weeks... I am looking so forward to finally hearing SOMETHING from him. This lack of communication is definitely harder than anyone could have expected. 

I hope you all are hanging in there! My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you! :) 

-Theona (wife of sailor ship 03 div 018)

Ship 03 Div 017 - - HOOYAH! 

My girl is Ship 03 Div 017.  No call,  only the box and the form letter so far.  Dying for a phone call.  What Meet & Greet is everyone attending?  And can the whole family go?  My husband, son and my mom are flying up from Orlando on Tues morning.  Would like to do a Meet & Greet that we can all go to.

Hi KatiesMom, I'm Nicole's Mom.  May daughter is on Ship 03 Div 017 on the USS Hopper.  I am flying out of Portland Oregon arriving early afternoon (Nov 20).  I think I'm going to attend the one at the Ramada.  I feel lost already and I haven't even arrived!

I'm not a mom, but my fiance is in Division 017. Hoping for a letter this week. And maybe a phone call? Fingers crossed! :)

Not too many people here...

FYI:  we have 2 fb pages for this PIR date 11/21/12

Also... Ship 03 started making phone calls yesterday, if you have not talked to your SR yet... hold on, hopefully in the next couple of days...

Just 4 more weeks... :)


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