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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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Lee Ann Stipe


Mom's of Navy Divers

Members: 115
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2021

Discussion Forum

Places to stay close to dive school in Panama City

Started by Allie Marie. Last reply by Allie Marie Dec 4, 2017. 2 Replies


Started by hill Apr 30, 2016. 0 Replies

Dive Prep Prep

Started by rae. Last reply by Hello2u Nov 29, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by CSW on January 23, 2019 at 10:06am

Good morning!  I've just joined this group so I can learn more about divers. My sailor just arrived in pearl and is a MMN + ELT on a sub but has been told they need more qualified divers and is considering adding that to his certifications. As I understand it he won't be a full fledged Navy Diver but go to the school and go through the training.  I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this as I can.  He isn't qualified on anything yet so wondering how he can get his fish and then leave to go to training in Florida? Anyone have any similar experience or advice?

Comment by rebekahjean42 on October 30, 2017 at 8:42am
Oh okay thank you!:) any info helps
Comment by Hello2u on October 30, 2017 at 3:30am
Ps that was a couple years ago, they may have changed things around now ?
Comment by Hello2u on October 30, 2017 at 3:29am
If I remember after BC I saw my son for the wkend at Grad, than he stayed there for Dive Prep, for Grad, they just had a small class ceremony, he left to FL right away, and saw him at Grad for the wkend he did come home for a bit before his first duty station which was close to home :)
Comment by rebekahjean42 on October 29, 2017 at 10:42pm

hi!!! I just started on this website and found this group:) my boyfriend has a navy diving contract and leaves for bootcamp in December. I was wondering if you guys could answer this question for me, even though it may just be common knowledge and I'm clueless lol. After they finish diving school, do the sailors go home for a time before getting stationed? Or do they come home in between diving prep school in Great Lakes and dive school in Florida?

Comment by Oceanslayer on August 6, 2017 at 9:07pm

Does anyone else have a son that  is on a sub?

Comment by terri8124 on August 4, 2017 at 9:21am
The more you learn now will help you once he gets there! It's such a great experience. My son graduated from Dive school in Panama City in 2014. Those young men will have a special bond when it's all said and done!
Comment by tutorlady on August 4, 2017 at 8:51am

It was so nice to "meet" all of you.  I am at the very beginning of this journey.  PIR was in July and my sailor is still at GL.  I don't hear from him very much.  I know he is busy and when he can use his phone, he usually calls his fiance'.  Which I get. Totally :-)  I probably shouldn't be in the group yet since he is still at GL, but this site was so supportive and helpful when he was in basic.  Don't know what I would have done without it. Have a blessed day.  

Comment by Nativemom on August 3, 2017 at 11:50pm
Helhello to all, congrats and blessing to all
Out Divers and families:) my son graduated Dive schoool in Panama City June 08 2016 and is currently stationed in Yokuska Japan. Miss him much yes YouTube helped a lot I worried much although there is good support here.
Comment by 4Aliceh on August 3, 2017 at 7:31pm
Good evening,
My son started dive school late January and graduated on June 12th. After he completes his qualifications in Guam he will be a second class diver. They are able to call frequently, and you can call him on his cell. Schedule a time that works for you both. Weekends are best as they don't train. If he has snap chat or instagram if you are not a follower request to be added by your child. Our son posted some very interesting aspects of his training.
Please plan in attending his graduation as it is a very proud and moving time to see how much they have grown.
Prayers for strength for you and your sailor.

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