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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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Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers Discussions (18)

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The Path of a Rescue Swimmer

This was previously posted in forums by Kari - but thought I would post it here to (it's good info. for the new people in the group - like…

Started by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours)

53 May 28, 2019
Reply by Swimmermom

My Rescue Swimmer is at RTC...PIR 11/9/18

Anyone else?

Started by LittleShipMemories

0 Oct 11, 2018


Hello everyone, I'm still new to this and I'm very confused. My son is still at home trying to get a contract for air rescue swimmer. He pa…

Started by Seahawk

2 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Seahawk


Good morning, Moms ( and Dads) ~ I'm very new to all of this, and I've been getting so much valuable information from NFM.  I have a questi…

Started by polomom

5 May 6, 2017
Reply by SusanL

Getting into Air Rescue School?

My daughter just went to MEPS last week and contracted as an S-PACT (undesignated Seamen), which worries me, but that is for a different po…

Started by tracemc

8 Sep 30, 2015
Reply by MK5Diver

Question's about Swim School

I hope this is the right place to be.  PIR was 5/16/14.  My son is in Pensacola and has just finished aviation school.  He starts rescue sw…

Started by sh04div812adammom

24 Jul 23, 2015
Reply by Claudia

Graduation gift suggestions

Hey AIRRS Moms, I actually cheated my way into this group because I'm actually an AIRRS dad. But since my rescue swimmer is a daughter I fi…

Started by DJ

4 Jun 13, 2014
Reply by Melissa

Phases and Liberty

LIBERTY: Once your sailor has completed INDOC he/she will permitted weekend liberty. Liberty is broken up into three phases, which they mus…

Started by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours)

15 Jan 3, 2014
Reply by ALNavyMom

Sending mail overnight.

Good Morning Moms, So happy to find this site, as a rookie Navy mom I have lots of questions. My 18 year old son left on Monday for BC to b…

Started by A's Mom

0 Dec 12, 2013

Those who don't make Air Rescue...

Hello again. I am still a newbie, so bear with my niave questions! My son is scheduled to PIR in 2 weeks from GL, and then go to Pesacola f…

Started by jodybrock

15 Sep 25, 2013


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