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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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Bahrain Moms Discussions (26)

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re:Son going to Bahrain - I have so many questions!!!!

My MA is fixing to go to Bahrain within about the next month. Will he be able to take and use his laptop and cell phone? Also, the post at…

Started by julie(Shane's Mom)

15 Jul 13, 2018
Reply by DiG


Hi my so will be leaving soon to go to Bahrain. Any advice as what to bring, pack? I'm very excited but nervous for him to start this new j…

Started by MOMOF467

0 Jun 13, 2017

Our son has moved on ...

Thank you to everyone who provided information for the past year while our son was in Bahrain.  He has now left there and is back in Japan…

Started by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke

1 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by navymomds

My son is will be leaving US soon.

My son will be home from his current base by tomorrow. I am so looking forward to him being home. The thought that this puts him one step c…

Started by Samson

6 Nov 18, 2016
Reply by dixie

How do the women dress

My daughter in law and I want to visit my son in Bahrain. Do we need to wear special clothes or head scarves? Are flip flops or sandals ok?

Started by Sparky's Mama n AZ

1 Sep 10, 2016
Reply by sunnyday

On base versus off base living

How likely is it for on base living?

Started by PCL

4 Feb 20, 2016
Reply by

Care packages

I was wondering if I could send my son a care package? If so what can I send? His girlfriend has given me information we couldn't send curr…

Started by Melissa

2 Dec 28, 2015
Reply by Melissa

Bahrain Bound

Today is the day my son leaves to pave his own way. Barely 18 and leaving for Bahrain for 2 years on an MCM. I am super proud of him and I…

Started by Violet

0 Dec 26, 2015

Son going to Bahrain in November

Hi. My son is a bubble head (submariner). He will be in Bahrain in November. I am a little nervous about it. Security (how safe), do they l…

Started by Samson

8 Jul 1, 2015
Reply by Samson

Need ideas for Christmas

Help. Need some Christmas ideas. Our son is an officer on a mcm. He does have housing. We send him magazines and such regularity, but we ar…

Started by doenglish

3 Dec 16, 2014
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