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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

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Comment by T-Lynn on May 26, 2022 at 9:34pm

Yes !!! 

I want one! 

Told Hubby a perfect gift for me.

 So fellow Naked Navy Pan Moms - getting one too?


Kim - any updates ? Hugs

Comment by Kim on May 25, 2022 at 6:22pm

OMG, Found it.  $13.99 at Amazon.  

Comment by Blondie on May 24, 2022 at 8:12pm

LOVE it!!!

Kim, keep us posted please. Still praying. 

Comment by T-Lynn on May 24, 2022 at 7:44pm

Look what I found !!!!!

Yes actual shower curtain. 

There are a couple of others - BUT this one is it !

Comment by T-Lynn on May 24, 2022 at 7:43pm

Comment by T-Lynn on May 24, 2022 at 7:37pm


I'm not going to live this down, am I?

Ok fine. New call sign:                                                                 " Naked here" or "Naked Flamingo"                                           Now I have to find a new picture. 

Oh Blondie - so close for a hug. Wow. And now that's an idea. Navy Pam Mom - sorry: "Naked Navy Pan Mom" meet up at Gettysburg.  Oh I can just see this meet up. Especially everyone reading our T-Shirts and wondering just what branch of the Navy we are.

Glad everyone is laughing - that is the BEST medicine. 

Hey, Kim I have already been sending Reiki Energy your families way. Now I will add the details. Had a feeling Monday night. Please keep us posted. Hugs

Ok Drama - its your turn. So new refrigerator make it in? Did your cats have strange expressions on their faces, because of how you were dressed or NOT? You know I have a hard time believing pets would have strange looks on their faces. They have been around us so long - they know us and would just ignore us. But Drama,  we do want to know.

Granddaughter has had her first - total - toddler tantrum. I mean - screaming until she turned red - fist shaking - stomping and standing in her chair screaming "No No NO !" It lasted a full 5 minutes. When she stood up in her chair - it still being her high chair - I naturally being a Yaya - took her gentle down. Well, she in turned stepped  - HARD - on my bladder! You guessed it. I have showered - doing laundry and now I am staying in my area. going to put on the TV or read something and eat the chocolate chip cookies Emma and I baked today. 

Believe it or not - its in the low 60's here. Its as if Spring stopped and Summer doesn't want to come and its Autumn.

Ladies - enjoy your evening.. hugs

Comment by Kim on May 24, 2022 at 7:20am

Thanks for the prayers everyone.  The MRI showed that it was a stroke and not a tumor.  The neurologist came in briefly and said that she was waiting on more results (echo on heart and arteries) to find out what caused it.  An hour later, the nurse said he was released to go home.  What?!?  Release paper said to call GP and make followup appointment with neurologist in a month.  It is a small local hospital.  I am calling today to get a copy of the MRI, phoning GP and seeing if we can get a 2nd opinion from a more major stroke hospital.

I do love the laughs on here.  It is the best medicine when feeling stressed.

Comment by Mississippi Mom on May 23, 2022 at 12:16pm

Kim, praying for your husband and you. 

DramaSoul, now you have us all wondering????  I do hope you have a new fridge.    It is always something. 

T-Lynn, you know we love you!  You keep us laughing and we all need this daily, so keep em coming. 


Comment by Blondie on May 23, 2022 at 11:37am

OH Kim, Covering you all with Prayers! 

Wow, so close and never even knew it.  We had a van full tho of hubby's family but still!  Darn it.

Navy Pan Moms Naked!  LMAO  

Didn't mean to make fun T-Lynn, but LOOK how many you made Laugh down their legs AND a nose snort! 

DramaSoul hope you got your new fridge Naked or not?!

Comment by Kim on May 22, 2022 at 10:14pm

The T-shirt should read Naked Pan Moms.

I live 1 hr and 22 minutes from Hershey.  You all have to tell me if/when you are going1

Blondie, you took 270 north from D.C. and hung a right at Frederick, MD to take 15 north to Gettysburg.  15 north and hang a right at Harrisburg on to Hershey.  My youngest lives in Frederick close to that intersection.  I believe Maggs lives about 30 minutes east of that area.  Gettysburg was the only Japan moms meet.

Please say a prayer for my husband.  I just got home from the hospital.  I took him to emergency and they are keeping him overnight.  The CT Scan shows a mass in his brain with swelling.  MRI will be tomorrow morning.  I know the drill from my sons brain cancer.


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