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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Hello families....

SO excited to chat and hopefully meet some of you in the near future.



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Thanks seabreeze.  I am sure this is a great group and I am looking forward to getting to know yall in the next few weeks.  I hope my son is fitting in. I was worried about him having to move to a ship where he doesn't know one person this late in the game. 


Welcome, abtcross! Sorry about your son's set back. I'm sure everyone will welcome him and make him feel like he is part of the team! 

Thanks for the welcome CTsailor.  I hope your right and I am sure they will, I'm just having mommy issues right now because everyone in his last division got to call home today.  The I'm a sailor phone call.  :/ 


Welcome abtcross. I understand your dissappointment.... lean on us we will be here for you!

Thanks spring932.  I appreciate that.

Hugs to abtcross!  Glad you're with us, but I'm sorry for the circumstances. 

Thank you navy1of5.  Everyone seems really nice on here.  Thanks for the support. 

So when is the last time anybody heard from their SR? 

I received a letter on Saturday (No letter today, but have been getting them on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays)...last phone call was on March 8th

Just wrote a letter to my SR and told him to welcome your son :)

My last letter was last Thursday. I am hoping she wrote to a friend or another family member last week. Only phone call was March 8th.

This page is backwards- the most current posts are at the end. Why is that?


Thanks CTsailor. I really appreciate that. I heard from my SR on the 21st, but of course it wasn't a good call as you all know. I did get some letters after that, but they were written before the call. Haven't heard a thing since.

I just wanted to let this Div know that the last Div my SR was in is graduating on Friday and their N4M page is only on page 5 or maybe 6. Ya'll are pushing page 10 and we still have 16 days until graduation. This is great!!


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