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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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USS Nitze        280   One of our mom's has a son on this ship

Army                400    10th Mt Division

Air Force            22 + 35    contractors embedded with an Air Force unit. 

Army                  30      Shindad

Veterans             49      local WW2, Korean, Viet Nam vets (Feb, July, Sept)

USS Halyburton   235   

USS Mason        333

Army                   25    TF Attack

Army                    1     individual by request

Navy                    169   USS Tucson, a sub

Navy                    383    USS Gettysburg

Veterans                15    local WW2, Korean vets

Veterans                34    TMC hospice program  (April, July)

Army NG MI          157   crew member Betty N has a local boy in this group

USS Vella Gulf       363   this ship contacted us

USCGC Bertholf     152    I have a friend at church whose sailor is serving on this ship

AF 380th AEW       301   My step grandson is in this unit-Exciting!

Sailor-Blue Angels   1      My friend bought Blue Angel fabric and I made the pc

USS Philippine Sea  404

USS Truxtun             353

Army                        1      Friend of Susan in TN-we weren't able to get contact info for the unit

AF COMKAF/CATO   341  The POC is the SIL of a former boss of mine.  She just retired and is                                                making pcs like crazy!  She made a bunch for this unit.

USS Leyte Gulf         388    

Army 10th Mt Div      300   We also mailed to them in Jan.  We knew there would be more needed.

Special Forces            12

USNS Big Horn          106  this is an oiler, which is manned by sailors, Merchant Marines, civilian

AF                                51

AF                               40   this group is from DM and is in Africa

Navy unit on CV          50   this is Birdie's son's unit.  She makes all of them for his unit         

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Hello! Sorry about the very late delay.  I did get the cases several weeks and I handed them out that day.  All of they guys loved em and were very thankful.  They were all so glad that people at home were nice enough to consider us and do something nice like that.  Thank you very much! 

Good afternoon, 

I’m Petty Officer First Class Mateo Cxxx (15yrs Active Duty) and I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all your prayers and gifts received onboard my ship. It’s a blessing to know that so many people are thinking of us while we are deployed away from our families and friends. I would like to thank Lori K whose gifts were really awesome, specially the pillow case. It’s beautiful.  May God bless you and your family. Once again thank you. 



To the Members of Heads at Ease,

Thank you very much for the donation of pillow cases to our unit at Special
Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Africa. It is very comforting to know
that there are people out there praying for us and who care about us very
much. We appreciate everything you do for the troops.


Sgt Faith  SPMAGTF AF 14.2


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