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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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This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Divisions 335 and 336. These are Brother Divisions and your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.

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Just mailed out 4 letters to our SR! Finally received his address, PIR date, and division number!  October 7 can't come soon enough!! So proud of my stepson!
Finally got my son's address and PIR date 10/7 sending out a few letters!  It was nice to have even a few words from him to know that he is doing okay, but can't wait to see him!

Just got the form letter!!!  Yay!  Can't wait til Oct 7th!

I finally got my form today too.  I was starting to wear down from the wait but was happily surprised to have a personal note written from our son.

My son is on Ship 3 Division 335 - anyone else?  Just sent a long letter off to my SR today already writing another to send out on Monday.  October 7th can't get here soon enough!

I missed a phone call this a.m. from my SR and was so upset, but got his message and heard his voice!  The blessings are that 1. He just needed information like yours did 2. He wasn't injured or sick or anything 3. Now I have a voice message that I can play over and over!  Lol!  Then, he called back!!!!  I got to actually talk to him for a very brief moment, but let him know that I love him.  Sweet. 

Congrats on your Petty Officer!!!  That's awesome!

See ya soon! Only 44 days!

My son is in the same group, I have sent 2 letters so far. I plan on sending some pictures tomorrow. I agree cannot wait for oct 7th. :)

My son-n-law is in this group.  My daughter, his wife, PIR's on 9/16.  I visited with his father yesterday, as he received the form letter.  He is doing good just tired. 
Just starting to get this information out - We will be scheduling a meet and greet on Thursday October 6th for all the familes of the PIR group for 10/7.  Keep an eye out for the event invite.  I'm just waiting to get a little more information on a couple of things before I schedule it for sure and send invites, but wanted to let everyone know about it early.  It will be a great way for us to meet each other.  Hope to see everyone there!

That would be awesome KathyMmom!!    If ANYONE on here happens to know of an SR who might have 1 extra spot on their 4 guests.. please let me know! My stepson has his four guests filled, and we need one more!!  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Can't wait to meet everyone and be able to celebrate our the success of our sailors! 



Is the meet and greet usually at the Ramada?  I am making my room reservations soon and just wanted to know if there was a confirmation on the place yet?  Thanks so very much!  So excited!

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