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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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PIR 1/28/2011. Divisions 53-58, 910


PIR 1/28/2011. Divisions  53-58, 910

For everyone with a Recruit that has a PIR 1/28/2011 date!  For Divisions 53-58, 910

Members: 65
Latest Activity: May 14, 2012

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Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

What hotel is everybody staying at?

Started by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke. Last reply by momof5 (ship07,div055) Jan 26, 2011. 37 Replies

Thought it might be nice for everybody to say where they are staying for PIR as a means of knowing who will be in the same place, taking the shuttles, carpooling, etc. and maybe even getting together…Continue

Where is your new sailor going after PIR?

Started by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke. Last reply by Deb (FC Mom) Jan 25, 2011. 41 Replies

Thought it would be great to learn where everybody's sailor is heading to after PIR.  This can be a great way to open new conversations at the M&G and also make new friends that will be going…Continue


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jan 18, 2011. 41 Replies

This is the final test for the recruits before they become sailors.  It is an overnight drill held on a ship replica made by Disney, so it is very realistic....the recruits face every challenge that…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by DadInValley (SHIP 07 DIV 056) on May 14, 2012 at 8:41am

He's an AE and stationed out of Whidbey Island.

Comment by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke on May 12, 2012 at 3:43am

Dad, so glad to hear.  My son is still in Nuke school.  He's finished A-school and Nuclear Power School (as of 12/2/11) and June 1 he packs his room up and drives from Goose Creek, SC up to Ballston Spa, NY for six months of Prototype School.  He's so excited to finally be done with grad hold and moving on.  Remind me again what rating your son is and where he is stationed out of.

Comment by DadInValley (SHIP 07 DIV 056) on May 12, 2012 at 1:27am

Son just got deployed with his squadron.  From 7 hrs away to ? hrs.  Praying that he returns for Christmas.

Comment by Cindy Ship11,DIV54 on January 28, 2012 at 1:14am

Happy Anniversary everyone! ACTmom, I'm so happy your Sailor has overcome his health issues. I'm lucky, my daughter is stateside. She is on the other side of the country but at least we can visit. A vacation to San Deigo is being planned for vacation now! Many thanks to all of you ladies. I was able to keep my sanity because of this site. God Bless you all!

Comment by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke on January 27, 2012 at 8:26pm

Hi Actmom; WOW, what a ride it has been.  Like Sandy, my son is also over in Goose Creek, SC for Nuke School.  He's done with A-school (14 weeks), Power School (6 months) and now on grad hold for 4-8 months then on to Prototype School for another 6 months.  If he is lucky and chosen, he will then go on to ELT school for another 3 months!!!!  Hey, sounds like maybe your son is the lucky one.   lol  So good to hear from you here and sounds like your son is doing well.  Take care and stay in touch.

Comment by SANDY ship07div056 on January 27, 2012 at 8:21pm

Hello Actmom!!  So glad your Sailor is doing well.  Japan, wow!  My Sailor is still in Goose Creek SC, doing the Nuke thing.  Married now!  Life is good and we're moving right along.  I too, am forever greatful for the bonds and friendships we've made this past year. Please keep in touch! Many blessings to you and your family.  ((HUGS))

Comment by ACTmom(ship 11 Div 054) on January 27, 2012 at 1:48pm

Just wanted to pop in today to wish everyone HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!  Tomorrow will be one year since we were all in the snow and cold , seeing our new sailors after 9 very emotional weeks.  Some of us got to enjoy that snow a little longer than others~ wink!  Anyway.  I hope that everyone is doing well and that your sailors are doing well.  My sailor is still in Japan on USS George Washington.  He has done very well at adapting to the Navy now.  If you all remember, he wasn't doing very well when he first got there.  2 tours on the ship shipped him up to say the least.  He likes it a lot, but still has love/hate relationship with Navy!  LOL!  I say.. welcome to  LIFE!!  You all take care.  Thank ALL of you for the love, help, and being a HUGE support during those weeks of bootcamp.  There is never a day I don't think how much I would not have made it without all of you.  All of you take care and God Bless you, your family, your sailors and the United States Navy!!

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on August 29, 2011 at 10:27am


Thank you. My sailor has been there over a week & we have skyped three times.  We are getting to talk to him more than when he was away at college.  He likes it. Says that it is a very traditional town. Has to get used to finding his way around on the ship.


Comment by KLP0824 on August 28, 2011 at 4:54pm
aww Hawkeye Mom your sailor is so lucky i want my hubby to be station in Japan that's one of our dream place
Comment by KLP0824 on August 28, 2011 at 4:53pm

Congrats sandy on the new daughter in law



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