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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Carla Street

Military and Patriotic Graphics


Military and Patriotic Graphics

There are so many great graphics out there that I thought it'd be fun to have a central area to share. Lets keep this as military graphics however.

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Latest Activity: Aug 16

It is VERY important to not modify graphics that have people's names on them that have designed the graphic. They have worked very very hard at making these and they deserve and many demand credit. I don't make graphics, I "steal" them from friends and I have several who make graphics and just love it. My idea is for us to spread patriotism, make the military feel good when we acknowledge them and to just have fun and feel good. I have completely lost track of where I've even gotten them I've gattered so many!

If you have graphics to share, go to the discussion forum and look for one of the "discussion" catagories and add them there. If you feel there isn't one that's appropriate for your graphic, feel free to start a new one. I'd like for others to share their graphics. If you put them in the comment area, it's great but as time goes on it will be harder to find and not as "organized".

I find it easiest to click on the little blue and green picture to upload say a photo. When you first click on it it shows the letters and symbols but when you actually finish it with add reply, it shows the picture. To save the picture, you right click and "save as" and I have a folder on my computer I've made for graphics.

If anyone at any time feels these graphics are not for our personal use, please let me know and I will delete them. I am not responsible however for any modifications or changes others make.

Discussion Forum

"Waiting for the phone call" graphics

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by kk Dec 21, 2010. 4 Replies

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Comment by chriscwick on April 28, 2012 at 9:53pm
Carla - "ditto"!!
Comment by Tina on July 4, 2011 at 6:38pm
I hope everyone from my Navy Family has a Happy Independence Day! God knows we are all missing our Loved ones on this holiday & are Very Thankful to them as well!
Comment by Tina on April 24, 2011 at 10:20am

Thank -You kk for those Graphics they are awesome!

Have a nice Easter Everyone! God Bless You All!

Comment by D~W~G on March 23, 2011 at 8:56pm
Wow Cathi these are amazing pictures!
Comment by Redfly on January 21, 2011 at 9:33pm
ok thanks KK..
Comment by Redfly on January 20, 2011 at 9:15pm

how do you get the countdown calender?


Comment by kelly67 on December 11, 2010 at 2:43pm


Comment by Redfly on October 9, 2010 at 1:56pm
the name looks great....
Comment by Jess23 on June 15, 2010 at 2:13pm
I made one for my boys. Except, where it says, "Proud Mom" I had, "Welcome Home Boys" I had it printed off, as a banner.......hung it above our front door. You girls are welcome to snag it

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Comment by Jess23 on February 26, 2010 at 1:36am
Carla: I haven't been in here, for a few. I use to check, everyday, but I was always the last post.....hahaha

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