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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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AECF - FCs and ETs Discussions (85)

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ET Radar anyone?

My husband graduates ET A soon (OCT 22) and he has made out his dream sheet.  I thought you put actual bases on the dream sheet, but he sai…

Started by Michelle- Navy Wife

6 Oct 25, 2010
Reply by Barb - Proud MN Mom of a Sailor


The test-firing of an Iranian short-range missile last week underscores the importance of a sea-based defense system that uses crucial rada…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

4 Jul 20, 2010
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

Seaman to Admiral program   Seaman to Admiral program is an opportunity for very motivated enlisted sailors to go from the enlisted prog…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

2 Jun 1, 2010
Reply by Ash

Moving to GL

Hello Ladies.Does anyone live in the GL area.I am moving out there and will be alone so any help, ears ,support.Would be great.I am all so…

Started by Jess

2 May 28, 2010
Reply by Lonna ship12/unit179


For our tomahawk families or those that are interesting in missile shoots...

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

0 May 14, 2010

Receive Journeyman-level Civilian Certifications - USMAP

Receive Journeyman-level Civilian Certifications Story Number: NNS100223-11 Release Date: 2/23/2010 4:49:00 PM 1 Comment   F…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

3 May 7, 2010
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

CIWS (Close-in Weapons System)

Phalanx Close-In Weapons System Description: Fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20-millimeter gun system. Features: Phalanx provides ships of the…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

4 Apr 27, 2010
Reply by CCR

AE/CF - ET's & FC's members meet and greet.

Introduce yourself, we are getting so big! I can't keep up. As short or long as you'd like. I want to learn everyone's names and find out a…

Started by CCR

173 Apr 19, 2010
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

TriCare Insurance Coverage

Hi ladies --- It's been a long time since I was on Tri-Care insurance but our daughter and her beau are talking about doing a "paper" weddi…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

4 Apr 8, 2010

Advancement Tests for E-4 to E-6

Sea Duty Holds Key to Advancement Story Number: NNS090911-16 Release Date: 9/11/2009 3:21:00 PM By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Trainin…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

8 Sep 13, 2009


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