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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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"You would want to select Privatized Housing if you're filling out the HEAT applicati…"

abuon18 replied Aug 19, 2016 to Housing ? Norfolk Virginia

2 Aug 19, 2016
Reply by abuon18

"Blisshay, where are his orders to?"

abuon18 replied Jun 22, 2016 to Not on his orders????

8 Jan 30, 2017
Reply by lizzylou191

"Hi Blisshay, He should have a sponsor at his new command who he should be contactin…"

abuon18 replied Jun 7, 2016 to Pcs move

3 Jun 7, 2016
Reply by Michael

"Hi Simi, It depends what A school he goes to. Not all A schools have housing for mar…"

abuon18 replied May 10, 2016 to Living Together During A School

6 May 10, 2016
Reply by Anti M

"You're welcome! Good luck with whatever you decide to do!"

abuon18 replied May 9, 2016 to On Base Living

9 Jun 16, 2016
Reply by thinNavyblueline

"This is a really personal decision that encompasses a lot of factors. When my husban…"

abuon18 replied May 9, 2016 to On Base Living

9 Jun 16, 2016
Reply by thinNavyblueline

"My husband and I were together for a little over a year before we got married. We we…"

abuon18 replied Mar 10, 2016 to A School Marriages

6 Mar 10, 2016
Reply by thinNavyblueline

"Don't depend on that timeline. The 18/19 weeks if A and C school only accounts for a…"

abuon18 replied Feb 8, 2016 to Basic then A school then C school, are they back to back?

7 Feb 8, 2016
Reply by YoungNavyWife

"Get the POA. It doesn't cost anything and you never know what you may need it for -…"

abuon18 replied Dec 28, 2015 to 2 Weeks Left!!

4 Dec 28, 2015
Reply by khoalandkhaos

"ETA this all just based on my limited experience."

abuon18 replied Dec 28, 2015 to Education while active or after separating from the Navy?

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