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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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Chris from Missouri

Missouri Family and Friends


Missouri Family and Friends

A group for Navy Family and Friends from the state of Missouri with DEP or Active children

Members: 216
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2021

Discussion Forum

Meet and Greet plus Packing Party

Started by carols_kitchen Aug 7, 2013. 0 Replies

St. Louis Cardinals game August 15, 2013, (Swearing in of Cardinal Company)

Started by PROUDMAMMAOF2SAILORSSHIP11DIV383. Last reply by carols_kitchen May 30, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by kim ann on March 4, 2009 at 12:42am
Ughhh! Your gonna make me cry Joni! 75? You kidding me? Honest, 75? We couldn't even break it to freezing here! Did get to the upper ... 20's! I am sooooo envious! The wind was very biting cold, so the wind chill made it like 10 degrees! Yes, I do remember that hot summer. Used to be typical all the time when I was a kid, tho that was many moons ago!
No, I usually went out of my way to dress them different. Altho, anything given clothing wise would be some kind of 'alike' outfit. I always wanted them to feel separate, tho bonded together. And mostly, that worked! They were handfuls, I kid you not, but I would NEVER trade it for anything!
Hope you have extra copies of birth certificates, sometimes they request them from different offices! I tried to get some of the reports back from the recuiters office, but they had destroyed all the info in their file already, once they get through BC :0{ But that's OK, I just always try to have several copies of anything anymore! Ha!
Comment by kim ann on March 3, 2009 at 2:30am
Welcome aboard Sarah! So glad to have you coming into the discussions with us! Will be great to chat!
Joni, I know "Big Sis" does so with Love! Wouldn't have it any other way! Ha! I have twin boys in, both are in C-school in SD, (CA) prior to shipping out. I always knew they'd go Navy, been all they talked about since being 7 yr.old. Plan on being "career Navy", they absolutely LOVE it. One milestone after another! But, must admit it is a little "quiet" now that they left again!

For the rest of you, sorry that you had the snow. So glad that it did not hit us. We were fortunate in this go round! Sure hope you all get the nice warm weather later this week, me too! I can't wait for my poor little crocus's to start blooming! They tried twice already to pop up, but the poor little leaves got bit by the -20 degree weather both times! And Melissa, my mom always said we would always be her babies, no matter how OLD we got! And no one can do better than momma when something needs done! Do drive careful and enjoy that boy!
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on March 3, 2009 at 1:51am
Glad that the snow is going away and hope we get the warm weather this week. I get to go to Nebraska to spend a week with my son. He is stationed at Offutt AFB. His personal belongings are due to be delivered this Friday and he would like Mom to come up and help him unpack and put his things away. I guess they really do need Mom even when they get older and move away. Thank God for that. I miss having him around all the time.
Comment by kim ann on March 1, 2009 at 7:33pm
Ha!! Guess that says something about the multinationalities! (License plate!) Wow, looking on your phone, I'm starting to feel something like "Big Sister" watching me! HA!!! I do think that you are homesick! Actually, maybe that just depends on how Often! The snow wasn't bad, tho I am further to the north a bit. We did not get any.That storm hit worse to the far south and east. We all just have more cold and wind. It is only 20 now, had 11 this morning. Wanna trade?!!
Comment by kim ann on March 1, 2009 at 6:10am
Joni, I do believe that the USA is the melting pot of the world, but St.Louis must draw in the majority! I think it also helps to bring in the numerous cultural experiences, thereby enhancing the "mood" of the area! Born and raised in MO, even tho I spent time away for a spell. Still was drawn back! Working with a newspaper, that must be exciting! I want to say I envy you with your 92 degree weather, but...that may be a mite warm! Am sure that is a dry heat tho. Needing air conditioning, and we are at 10 tonite! Wow! quite the extremes!
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on March 1, 2009 at 2:10am
Got a couple of inches of the white stuff here in Springfield. My son called and wants me to come up to Nebraska to help him unpack his stuff when it gets there from San Diego in a couple of weeks. I guess they still need their Mama. I am glad. It will give me a few days away from hubby and the other kids that we are now responsible for. Back in August 2007 we took on the responsibility of raising our great-neices and great-nephews. They are 10, 11, 15 and 17. Two boys and two girls. They go to school here and really do love it. They are so happy to be living here with us instead of with their drug addict parents. We pray for them all the time but it just does not seem to be doing any good at this time. Time can only tell. We just leave it in God's hands. The youngest boy who is 10 wants to be like his cousin and join the Navy when he gets old enough.

Well I guessw I had better go to bed and get some sleep. Church tomorrow.
Comment by kim ann on February 27, 2009 at 1:37am
Joni, even San Francisco has nothing on St. Louis ("leaving my heart in ....") sorry, kinda late, and getting a mite giddy! Nice to have new folks on! We welcome all of you! Have anything to share or ask...just go right on ahead! We shall try to do our best, and wish much congrats to you for having a wonderful sailor! (Must take after his mom!) :0}
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on February 27, 2009 at 12:06am
Yes you are very close to me. Maybe we can get together some time to visit and talk about our Navy kids. I sure hope there is no snow this weekend. I am done with snow. So where is your girl coming into? My son came into San Diego when he came home from deployment and it was the best sight that I will never forget.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on February 26, 2009 at 11:38pm
You definitely need to go to Boot Camp graduation. It is really awesome. My husband and I went 6 years ago when our son graduated and we took his 2 year old niece with us. She had a blast. You really do learn a lot about the Navy at that time.
Comment by kim ann on February 26, 2009 at 1:56am
Joni, we welcome all "Show Me" Blood! Glad to have you on!

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