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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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Justin getting ready to sign the Oath.

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Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2018

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Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom Mar 13, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by MystiWV on September 27, 2018 at 4:35pm

I see where there has not been a post in this group for years.....but just wondering if there are any "new" Navy moms in here??

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on October 18, 2013 at 2:10pm

Alice Cooper is offering free concert tickets to all military personnel for concert on Oct 23rd in WV...

Comment by ProudMomma on August 26, 2013 at 10:34pm

Does anyone have a SR with a PIR 10/11/13?

Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on July 19, 2013 at 8:01pm
Stay at the Residence Inn in Waukegan. It's really nice and they have a shuttle that will take you to PIR and back.

My son has less than 17 months left in the Navy and he will stay in Beaufort for that time. He was supposed to go to Greece in June but they suddenly rescinded his orders last February and left us hanging for three months. Then they just told him to stay put. Okay by me!!
Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on July 16, 2013 at 6:47pm

@jae - He's been there a little over two years and I'm getting ready to make my sixth trip down to see him. Usually take 10-12 family members and we all stay at Hilton Head.  This year it will be just four of us though.

Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on July 15, 2013 at 11:07am

We live in Lewis County, but I lived in Barboursville when I was a little girl. My son is an MA. What about your sailor? My son likes SC very much but its not WV.  He also is very close to his brother who is only 15 months younger.

When is your PIR date?

Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on July 15, 2013 at 6:38am

All in all, its been good but there have been ups and downs.  My son is definately a WV boy and he misses home a lot. But he has grown up into a responsible young man.  

Wow, basic!  Hardest couple of months of my life!  The lack of communication just about drove me crazy but graduation was fantastic.  

Let me know if you have any questions or just need to vent.  I never would have gotten through without my PIR group.  What part of WV are you from?

Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on July 14, 2013 at 6:16pm

Yes, my son is currently serving at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort, SC. How about your sailor?

Comment by MountainMama(ship3 div081) on November 29, 2011 at 12:00am

Keep a box of tissues handy for when you get the call!  Check back and let us know how it goes!

Comment by wvnavymom on November 28, 2011 at 11:16pm

We leave for Great Lakes on Thursday for PIR.  Expecting the "I'm a Sailor" call very soon.  I can't wait!!!


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