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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.



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

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Who gets the pillowcases? Guidelines.

I have been getting requests for pillowcases. With the help of my "board of directors", other Navy moms who have been helping for months an…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

15 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Marines CLB 6

My nephew is in this group of marines (stands for Combat Logistics Battalion) and they will be deployed soon.  The total number needed 700:…

Started by m'smom

232 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

2011 Misc Groups

I am starting a new thread for those groups that we might do as an individual.  I like to keep it all together.

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

123 Jan 1, 2012
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS George H W Bush

This is just a basic replacement thread for the Bush.  It is now deployed.  Maryellen and some other HAE crew got to hand deliver the bulk…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

63 Dec 20, 2011
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Christmas Scarfs

These scarfs can be knitted, crotcheted or no sew scarfs made from Fleece. All scarfs must be no longer than 60 inches and have no fringe o…

Started by LLovesmysailor

16 Dec 12, 2011

USS New York has been delivered!

Hi fabulous crew! I am pleased to announced that the Heads at Ease pillowcase crew will be sending 362 pillowcases to the USS New York some…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

119 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Quilt for Brian.

BECOMING A BONE MARROW DONOR   Brian is a Navy Sailor…

Started by D~W~G

173 Aug 21, 2011
Reply by D~W~G

Navy Seals

A message to all members of Navy Dads Endorsed by NavyDads.Com All,I’m writing to you to appeal for help. You know me and know I don’t sen…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

8 Aug 13, 2011
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Music videos

I have seen so many great music videos, but then can't find them again.  So I am starting a new thread for that.    

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

15 Aug 3, 2011
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Cookbook for Jennifer/N4M

Trouble is starting a cookbook of veggies recipes for Jennifer.  Here's what she needs:   Comment by TroubleonFire 2  Ladies, I need your h…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

27 Aug 3, 2011
Reply by LLovesmysailor


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