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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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PA NAVY MOM's Discussions (16)

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Pittburgh and west. Pa navy mom's

HI   who's out there from the Pittsburgh and Western Pa area?  My son just left for A school in Pensacola today.

Started by hollyP(03/025)

35 Sep 3, 2019
Reply by Rjsnavymom


Does anyone know anything about pensicola graduations

Started by Linda Z

0 Jun 29, 2015

Any Pittsburgh Navy Moms Out There?

Let me know. Thanks.

Started by Jake's Mom

42 Jan 2, 2015
Reply by army navy mom

Any Delco Moms out there?

Any Delco Moms out there? Mine shipped on December 2nd. Box arrived yesterday :(

Started by SMIPA

4 Jan 2, 2015
Reply by SMIPA

Bradord County PA 25th Annual Vets Appreciation Day Picnic July 21st,2013

Im creating this discussion to let all PA moms know how we in Bradford County PA honor our veterans . 25th Annual veterans appreciation day…

Started by auxlady

1 Sep 3, 2014
Reply by PASubbersMom

Philadelphia area

Hello, l'm located outside Philadelphia..... anyone from the surrounding area?

Started by VeganMom

7 Nov 25, 2013

Nuke A-School - Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

    Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

0 Nov 20, 2013

Any south central PA mom's out there?

Hi PA moms, My son is leaving for boot camp in 10 days from MEPS in Mechanicsburg. We're trying to figure out if he'll fly out of Harrisbur…

Started by Bugsmum

12 Aug 28, 2013
Reply by Bobbi


Has anyone out there had their son/daughter fly out of Pittsburgh?  I am still trying to get an answer as to whether family (ME) is allowed…

Started by Steven'smom

5 Aug 6, 2012
Reply by Lisa ship12 DIV285

Philadelphia Outlets in Limerick

Who is up to a meet?  We could meet at the one restaurant there, or the food fair, or a restaurant close by.  I live close so I could pick.

Started by Kim

4 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by navymommo


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