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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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This group is a place for us to share our  favorite recipes with each other and talk about all things food and cooking.  Bon Appetit!

Members: 359
Latest Activity: May 12, 2019

Cookbook status

Please note:  In 2012, Linda, this group's creator, did a heroic effort and created a cookbook of our recipes that was sold to members as a fund raiser for Molly's Adopt a Sailor Project.  That cookbook is no longer available.   If anyone would like to volunteer to start another cookbook-publishing project, that would be great!

Discussion Forum

Navy Mother's Cookbook from 1948

Started by PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178). Last reply by jsefamily Aug 6, 2015. 2 Replies

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You need to be a member of NAVY MOM COOKBOOK to add comments!

Comment by MeLinda on December 6, 2016 at 7:55pm

I am still here, usually don't have time to reply but do read all the posts.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 2, 2016 at 1:18am

Hi new moms!  This project last took place in 2012.  I've emaled Linda and Joyce to see what the status is.  Perhaps we can do a new one!  In the meantime, it would be great to see some new recipes shared here.  For example, I'm always looking for a good one-pot recipe!  So if you have one, please post it here!

Comment by Classycalicat on December 2, 2016 at 1:05am

Interested in purchasing cookbooks

Comment by Gulf Coast Mom on December 1, 2016 at 10:26pm
Are the cookbooks still available
Comment by LoLo's Mom on September 25, 2014 at 2:29pm

Hello! I'm new to the site and love to cook!

Comment by sonia on September 27, 2013 at 12:23am

Also interested in the cookbook to give to daughter when she graduates from basic. Any chance of previewing it online?

Comment by Maria ( 9/132 - HM- 04-2011) on September 22, 2013 at 8:53pm
How do you buy a cookbook please.
Comment by mrsruth1986 on September 8, 2013 at 4:47pm

I would love a Navy Cookbook as well.  Like lkbmom245 I like cookbooks.  This would be a great memory from when my daughter was in the Navy.

Comment by lkbmom245 on June 10, 2013 at 9:43pm

I would love to order this cookbook ! I am a huge fan of the "favorite recipes" kinds of cookbooks. I am on an FB page where we have also contributed recipes. Who do I need to ask about ordering ?


Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on April 8, 2013 at 9:17pm

This is nice :)  Navy cook wins Armed Forces Chef of the Year - I want his recipe for "Wicked Chicken"!


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