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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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160     USS Texas                    Done

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353     USS Michael Murphy      Done

70       OH National Guard Unit   Done

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I am catching up on thank you notes.  This one made me cry:

Sue Lamberson and Heads at Ease, 

Today is what I like to call a holiday onboard USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79). It almost felt like Christmas in June, the reason I say that is because we received mail today. Many people may state that they don't mind rather they receive mail or not, but as I walk the p-ways (halls)and see some sailors carrying boxes and other's who do not, you can see the different emotions on their faces. Today, everyone received mail and that is because of you and Heads at Ease. Everyone here was able to walk away with something, and they were able to look and choose that one design that meant something to them or reminded them of home. Whether that design was a sports team, patriotic, or something pink with flowers that reminded them of their daughter back home. These pillow cases as simple as they are mean something to each sailor onboard and for that I cannot thank you enough. I was fortunate enough to have a card in my pillow case and to hear the story of Sarah and her family's pizza night amongst many other things, I began to reflect on my family and the traditions that we carry. 

The reason that you started to make pillow cases is great, the fact that you continue to make them when your son has finished his tour is amazing in so many ways.  I am not sure how many emails you receive and how many times you are thanked for your work, but from a sailor on the other side of the country, who has just finished standing watch, I am thankful for the pillow case I received, and I am thankful for the hands that made it and the souls that prayed over it, prayed over me and my fellow brother and sisters in arms. I am fortunate to have family and friends to write me and send me mail constantly, but not every sailor has that. This job can be a thankless job with many hardships that only few understand, and although no one signed up to be recognized or praised, it does feel good to know that the country appreciates the sacrifices that are made. 

Please continue to make these pillow cases and sending them to troops around the world.  To you and the entire Heads at Ease Team, Thank you for making today a good day, thank you for making sure each sailor onboard felt as if they were thought about and cared for. This is a tremendous thing that you're doing and to everyone that had a helping  hand or given in any way to this project: rather it's the media that conducted an interview and brought awareness to this company, or the fabric company that gave you a discount, or your friend Betty who helped spread the word and anyone else who plays a role in this company, THANK YOU!

Rest easy and when you're looking outside during sunrise or sunset, wherever you are, relax and enjoy it because we have the watch. 


Very Respectfully, 
LTJG Chelsea , Repair Officer  USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79)


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