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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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neciet's Discussions

Discussions Replied To (16) Replies Latest Activity

"Thank you, JustMe from NJ!  I hope that the families who didn't come to the PIR get…"

neciet replied Oct 23, 2011 to PIR 10/21 Graduation Video !!! Here You Are! Congratulations to the New Sailors from PIR 10/21 !!!

3 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Alicia

"Pictures from OCt. 14 PIR are posted now.  They are all AWESOME!   Got a better glim…"

neciet replied Oct 17, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"When did your son take the test?   And when did you know the result?  My son also ha…"

neciet replied Oct 15, 2011 to Ship 11 Div. 351

101 Oct 23, 2011
Reply by Marvelmom

"I had also been waiting all afternoon.  I have been reloading the pages over and ove…"

neciet replied Oct 14, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"Will they perform in their graduation also?   I can't wait to hear him play."

neciet replied Oct 10, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"Can you share with me information about BS?  My email is  …"

neciet replied Oct 10, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"I know the feeling.  :(   You are missing her as we are missing our son.  But seeing…"

neciet replied Oct 8, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"He's one of the drummers at the back in the pic.  He has eyeglasses.  :)"

neciet replied Oct 7, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"I guess that must be 949 then.  My husband and I looked carefully at one of the drum…"

neciet replied Oct 7, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

"Is the division in the picture 949 with ?   I thought I saw a drummer resembling my…"

neciet replied Oct 7, 2011 to SHIP 02 DIV 949

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA


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