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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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carol's Discussions (157)

Discussions Replied To (36) Replies Latest Activity

"I'm putting it on my calendar!"

carol replied Aug 4, 2015 to August lunch get together

9 Aug 13, 2015
Reply by MidwestNavyMom

"Thanks for putting this here.  I am unable to make it. "

carol replied Jul 31, 2014 to August 2 get together - 9am at Perkins in St. Cloud

2 Aug 1, 2014
Reply by JJ

"Now I know that I am sad to miss it!!"

carol replied Mar 13, 2014 to March get together

7 Mar 13, 2014
Reply by MN Mom of MM

"I'm sorry that I will have to miss this one.  I have a previous commitment.  Have fu…"

carol replied Mar 12, 2014 to March get together

7 Mar 13, 2014
Reply by MN Mom of MM

"I hope to make it, however, we are down to one car...long I will just hav…"

carol replied Jan 14, 2014 to January 18th, 1pm, at Perkins in New Brighton

6 Jan 17, 2014
Reply by DavesMom

"I thought I replied that I will be there.  Must be losing it :) See you tomorrow!"

carol replied Nov 15, 2013 to November 16th get together at Perkins in New Brighton

13 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by carol

"I also think a change of date would be better.  I can't suggest one, but will see if…"

carol replied Jan 18, 2013 to JANUARY gathering

11 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Theblackdot

"Ladies, are you able to come on Saturday???  I'm planning on it.  Hope to see you th…"

carol replied Dec 6, 2012 to December 8th get together at 1pm

5 Dec 7, 2012
Reply by MidwestNavyMom

"Enjoy your sailor!!!"

carol replied Dec 18, 2011 to Getting to the Gate

7 Jan 4, 2012
Reply by MidwestNavyMom

"Have a great time, and bring a picture or two of your cruise. I'm going to make it,…"

carol replied Aug 17, 2011 to August 20th, 2011 Luncheon near Northtown

15 Aug 19, 2011


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