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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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To all Families in the Wilmington Area, or any that will be in the Wilmington Area.  We want to meet you!!  We are here to Support and Encourage you through your journey with the Navy.  Each month we get together and share a meal.  The location will be posted and an event will be set up.  Please respond if you are interested!

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I am outside of Dunn, and would possibly like to get together if it is when I can. Please keep me posted on date and location.
Our next get together will be Oct 20th. Looking at options for locations. We've been to the Boathouse twice.

We are meeting for Dinner at Dockside, Oct 20th at 7pm.  PM me if you can join us!

I live in the Raleigh area but would be interested in meeting.  My son is going to boot camp in June 2013.

Hi All and Merry Christmas!  Looking for anyone interested in getting together for dinner on Dec 15th at Giorgio's in Monkey Junction.  PM for more info!

Where is that?

Its on the south side of Wilmington closer to Carolina Beach.

Hi, you guessed it...It is Sandy. I sent you a message, but I'm not sure it went. I'd love to get together on Jan 19th. Giogio's is fine. time?

Merry Christmas, just in case i don't see you! Enjoy you son when he's home!!

Any one who is in Wilmington this weekend, we are meeting for Dinner at Giorgio's Italian Restaurant on Saturday January 19th. Please let me know if you are interested in joining us!

We have another dinner scheduled on Feb 9th at 6:30 El Cerro Grande at University Landing.  If you are interested in attending please let me know via PM...

Hi all, the next SE NC Navy Family Support Dinner is Friday, March 15th, 6:30 at the Olive Garden on Market Street in Wilmington.

Let me know if you are able to make this event!  Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

hey yallll, how was dinner friday nite @ the Olive Garden. sorry I missed it....things are crazy here. thinking of you all.---annie


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