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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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PACT Moms Discussions (17)

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Hello, I am newbie here, My son has signed 3 yr contract for S-PACT and will be leaving for BC next month 01/27. After which we were told h…

Started by Maya2021

1 Apr 21, 2022
Reply by Valtameri

PACT Airman

My son just left yesterday for BC, and I am wondering about his A-PACT program. The Chief Petty Officer at his recruiter's office told him…

Started by Angella

14 Jan 7, 2019
Reply by shellyh

Im Freaking out a little!

Really, I can't help but freak out a bit here. I am literally up at night thinking about my daughter signing up in DEP as a S-PACT. I found…

Started by tracemc

14 Jan 7, 2019
Reply by shellyh

New and Improved Navy A PACT Program

Hi all! Relatively new to all this.... my daughter left for BC June 27th.  She signed up under the new and "improved" PACT program.  She wa…

Started by Barbara

13 Dec 20, 2018
Reply by shellyh

I'm super confused by this whole PACT thing..

Hi all--  I'm new around here, so forgive me if I missed a discussion somewhere.  My son signed his contract for S-PACT back in October. He…

Started by TheEscapist

13 Jul 12, 2018
Reply by Barbara

Cell Phones

My son will be staying at Great Lakes for his school training before he gets shipped out..does anyone know if he is allowed to have his cel…

Started by rchina2

1 Feb 28, 2018
Reply by ReneeHum

Undesignated....where do we go from here?

My son is an E3 Airman. He came to Pensacola as Undesignated for A school a few weeks ago.  He became undesignated by following a recruiter…

Started by dcpfarmgirl

7 Jan 2, 2018
Reply by ReneeHum

Help asap please

My fiancé is in bootcamp right now. He graduates may 19th. He's in airman pact though. I was wondering how long airman pact safety school l…

Started by Sophie Danielle

6 Apr 17, 2017
Reply by Michael

S-PACT 2016 - Son Leaves in 2 Days

I am just looking for some advice, guidance and support for this "Undesignated" position... I haven't been on this site since 2013 when my…

Started by ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298)

10 Mar 18, 2017
Reply by katydids61


My son will leave for boot camp in 2 weeks. He will be in the A-PACT program. When he goes to Pensacola for three weeks after boot camp, ca…

Started by Jennifer

1 Feb 8, 2017
Reply by Joeysmomjen


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