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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!

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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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My son when he joined the Navy was supposed to have been in Subs. He went to Groten for 2 months for A school. After 2 months the medically unable to do subs. That was back in July of 2016. He was , at that point sent to Norfolk where they deemed him undesignated. He is still at that same point. I worry that he can't learn a trade. He has remained at a standstill for almost a year and is becoming disillusioned about what was told to him.

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I feel your pain. My son had a similar experience when after over a year of waiting to be sent to OCS he failed the final run (had the flu). They washed him out as an officer and made him undesignated. He sat around for another year before being called to Great Lakes for boot camp. At boot camp he was one of two people selected as crew for the USS Constitution after special interviews...but, because he had had to sit around for essentially two years there wasn't enough time left on his enlistment to allow him to go to the Constitution!

He ended up in San Diego with the Seabees. They taught him to drive boats, which he liked. He finished his enlistment, went to Cal Maritime Academy on the GI Bill, graduated with honors, and is now a licensed third mate earning an excellent living on tankers in the Gulf when he is not on active duty as an E6 through the Navy Reserves. He is pursuing a commission with the reserves.

At the time it seemed like the worst thing that could have happened but in retrospect it made him more determined. He has worked incredibly hard to advance his career ever since - before he had been able to sail through life pretty easily. We say the navy kicked him in the teeth but he clawed his way back and is flourishing. Don't lose hope yet!

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