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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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Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE Discussions (79)

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USS Essex, USS Rushmore, USS Anchorage

We are mailing to these ships which are carrying the 15th MEU.   If you have any pillowcases made or can make some please let me know.  Tha…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

45 Dec 27, 2015
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Mailing pillowcases

Hello, I have began to make pillowcases and have been searching for where I need to send these to.  Can someone please tell me where the in…

Started by Michelle1123

3 Nov 27, 2015
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

2012 Misc Groups

This thread is for the random groups/individuals that we do this year.

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

53 Apr 3, 2015
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Makin Island, USS San Diego, USS Comstock

This is a new ship who is also carrying Marines. At this point, we  need 2,810 and we will do it in waves again. Wave 1: 9-22 thru 9-26    …

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

64 Mar 27, 2015
Reply by Maryellen

Easy Pillowcase Instructions

 Whole Pillowcase - 1  piece of fabric: Wash and iron all your fabric before cutting the material.  Do not use scented fabric softener.  M…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

17 Jan 14, 2015
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

2014 Misc Groups

USS Nitze        280   One of our mom's has a son on this ship Army                400    10th Mt Division Air Force            22 + 35    …

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

123 Jan 14, 2015
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Where to mail pillowcases?

We are working on pillowcases for the first time for this wonderful project.  When we have a bunch done, can someone tell me where we send…

Started by hearthhaven

2 Jul 18, 2014
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Bataan/ 22nd MEU

This is a ship that has both Marines and Sailors on board. We will be working on and every other week shipping schedual to make it easier o…

Started by Maryellen

42 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Boxer, USS New Orleans, USS Harpers Ferry / 13th MEU On All 3 ships.

     This is a 2 groups in 1, We will be doing the USS Boxer which has  1093 Navy Personel on it and the 13th MEU/ Marine Unit  which has…

Started by Maryellen

56 Apr 1, 2014
Reply by mrsb

2013 Misc Groups

We have mailed to several smaller units so far this year: Army - 62nd EN BN out of Ft Hood   600 Army -20th EN BN out of Ft Hood      77 Ma…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

39 Jan 18, 2014
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


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