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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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Michigan Moms (and Family)


Michigan Moms (and Family)

Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

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In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 7, 2008 at 12:56pm
Thank you Lisa, graduation was awesome. I just had not seen our son since his PIR eight months ago - so it was just a great trip! Yes, it was cold for us southerners, it was negative 7 degrees and it snowed a few inches yesterday but it was beautiful.

Dawn, sue is part of the site but doesn't come on like she used to. Her son is a reservist and now that he has completed his A school and is back at home, she just doesn't spend as much time on line as she used to. Do you know Bush's grocery store - my nephew works there. Sue did not make it to the meet and great as my nephew turned 21 yesterday so they had a family gathering for his b-day.
Comment by Sherry James on December 4, 2008 at 5:48pm
Hi Erika's mom,

Please come if at all possible. I have really enjoyed our chats and would love to meet you in person. What time is the DEP meeting? Is that in the office in Troy? Anyway, again would love to meet you so let me know even if you do not finish until after 11am you can call me. Just let me know if I should send you my cell phone number, okay?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 4, 2008 at 8:50am
Wish I was in town to join you for the gathering, I am emailing my sister to let her know about the event. Her son is a Seabee and she lives in Pickney but when I talked to her on Tuesday, the snow was pretty heavy out by her house and she wasn't even sure she could get to work the next day or two. My dad lives in Belleville and it was clear by him yesterday but he was looking for snow last night too - did you get snow last night?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 3, 2008 at 10:18am
Lisa, I hope we have a gentle snowfall on Christmas eve as well - nothing is prettier!!!

However it looks like I'm going to see some REAL snow this week...I'm going to Great Lakes on Thursday!!! Have not seen our favorite sailor in 8 months and he is graduating from A school on Friday!!!! Don't care how cold it is...momma is gonna be there!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 1, 2008 at 6:34pm
woohoo...we got snow in Atlanta today!!! Okay, so it ended before I could even put on my shoes and go out to see it but it was pretty ...for the moment or two that it lasted!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 29, 2008 at 12:53pm
Pretty Poem Lisa and although I would agree winters in Michigan can be beautiful (at times) I don't miss my snow shovel or the bags of ice or getting stuck in the snow.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 26, 2008 at 9:50pm
Happy Thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 26, 2008 at 10:17am
How wonderful that the Ronald Reagan came home today, it will make the holidays so much nicer for many folks, Webcam must be the next best thing to being there Pam.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on November 26, 2008 at 9:27am
Great Idea Lisa about the map , I did not think of that. I will do it today. Hope all of you have a very Happy Thankgiving, we have so much to be thankfull for even in these times. Our young men and women make us SO PROUD> best wishes to you all....Paulette
Comment by Squid's Mom - Rehne' on November 24, 2008 at 10:56am
That would be Selfrige ANGB in Clinton Twp. which is just north of me. Congrats on your sons graduation. I know it does seem longer than it is (BC) but wait till you see the young man they give back to you. They are more poised and self assured, and like with my son who slimmed down and bulked up w/muscle they come out looking gooood...I have a hot son!!!....LOL ...Watch out ladies!

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