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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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Pat G.

Letting our children be independent


Letting our children be independent

just wanted to start a group for us moms who are having a hard time with our independent sailors. short or no e-mails or calls!!! they try so hard to grow up at this age. please join....

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Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2013

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Comment by galefrank on November 22, 2009 at 9:36pm
Tanked the first reply. He we go again.
We both have a hard time. It's gotten better over time. He calls when he can, e-mails me too.
Comment by galefrank on November 9, 2009 at 1:22am
That happens also. Some packages took longer than others depending on where they are. There have been some incidents of items vanishing from boxes.
Comment by galefrank on November 6, 2009 at 10:35pm
When I filled out the form I was very general...snacks, toilet paper (makes great packing), magazines, toiletries, greeting cards. If you have anything to send that would be destroyed in water put in a zip lock bag. I had to send my son his HS transcripts and we water proof wrapped them. Did you use the "Flat Rate" box?
Comment by galefrank on November 5, 2009 at 11:17pm
He should know if it got there. One thing I learned is to be vague as possible on the form, the postal workers love to scavenge packages. Sad but true. Check that you have the package addressed correctly. You should be able to confirm the address with the ships ombudsman.

Comment by galefrank on November 5, 2009 at 11:02am
Keri, We experienced delays with mail but everything we sent eventually got to the ship. If he's deployed did you complete the customs form that needs to go with the package? You should have him check with the ship mail office, maybe it was misdirected.
Comment by galefrank on October 31, 2009 at 11:48pm
Arizona gets Cold...we just had a cold front move through and it nailed us with record low temps. Now we're back to the high 70's.
Comment by galefrank on October 30, 2009 at 5:54pm
Keri, Hi back from the frozen tundra of Arizona. We have had record lows all week. brrrrrrr
Comment by galefrank on October 6, 2009 at 11:10pm
We just past our 7 year mark. When the ship is away I sometimes get these strange waves of tears. It gets easier for some and not for others. I think it really matters what kind of communication you have, e-mail, phone, sat phone on the ship, etc. I got used to the 4AM phone calls when they were out.

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