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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Discussion Forum

Flight Suit Friday- Pensacola

Started by Michele. Last reply by Glenni Mar 7. 8 Replies

commissioning during COVID

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Comment by Kim8 on March 5, 2022 at 5:32pm

Anyone have any experience with their sailor filing income taxes while deployed? Is an extension the way to go or try to file in a port visit? (Internet is unreliable while underway.)

Comment by Kim8 on January 10, 2022 at 3:45pm

Thanks for the int'l phone plan recommendations!

Comment by Sarah on January 7, 2022 at 11:19am
My son used a plan from T-Mobile when he was in Japan, and had no problems. It’s worth checking out different phone companies as some give a good military discount!
Comment by M's mom on January 6, 2022 at 10:13pm

Kim8:  I talked to my son about calling from Japan.  He said he bought a new phone when he got there that worked in Japan.  Then he got phone service through the app "Google Voice."   The calls then go through the internet, instead of standard satellite phone service. Not sure if it would work the same way on a ship, because he was land-based.

Comment by CONavMom on January 6, 2022 at 6:56pm

My son is on a carrier right now and was able to get an international plan through Verizon. He is able to use his own phone and I believe he told me that he just pays a flat rate any day that he makes a call internationally. They don’t charge him for a call or for time, just charge him a daily rate any day that he has an international call. We have spoken to him a few times already and everything was working well. 

Comment by M's mom on January 6, 2022 at 4:57pm

Kim8:   When my son was stationed in Japan for three years, he got phone service through Google, (with a different phone number.)  He had cell service with Verizon in the States. They said since he was on active duty, he could suspend his account and phone number while he was deployed, and re-activate it after he came back, which is what he did. 

I'm ignorant about how all this works, but I think he got a new phone at the base that would work in Japan, and got service through Google with his new number.  It worked well--he sounded like he was just in the next town, when he was speaking to us from literally half-way around the world!   It worked for him outside of Japan too, because he called us when he visited Australia and Guam on leave.   

Comment by Kim8 on January 6, 2022 at 3:54pm

Looking for recommendations on an int'l phone plan for my son who is deployed. He has his own account but his current provider doesn't offer int'l plans so this would require switching. Have any of you done this for your sailor while they're deployed? Let me know if you like your plan, pros/cons, etc. TIA!

Comment by CONavMom on December 12, 2021 at 7:53pm

Congratulations Glenn - exciting times ahead!! 

Comment by Andy'sMom on December 12, 2021 at 6:35pm

Congrats Glenni!  A new chapter in your lives!

Comment by M's mom on December 11, 2021 at 10:16pm

Glenni:   Congrats to you and your new Ensign!  

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