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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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diannep's Discussions (2,008)

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"Hoping that someone can snap a pik for you, Angela Dawn! "

diannep replied Jan 3, 2013 to Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 049 and 050 (Brother Divisions)

28 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Pam

"No problem!  Just wanted to make sure you knew it was an overnight drill!"

diannep replied Dec 26, 2012 to ^^^^^BATTLESTATIONS: THEIR FINAL TEST ! ^^^^^

13 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by diannep

"alleyoop:  Actually I messaged (friend requested) you the correct date for BStations…"

diannep replied Dec 26, 2012 to ^^^^^BATTLESTATIONS: THEIR FINAL TEST ! ^^^^^

13 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by diannep

"Ok, I have sent so many the info...did I send it to you too?  Will send it again...j…"

diannep replied Dec 21, 2012 to ^^^^^BATTLESTATIONS: THEIR FINAL TEST ! ^^^^^

13 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by diannep

"Lori, you may want to go to the PIR 12/28 group right after they PIR and ask if anyo…"

diannep replied Dec 5, 2012 to Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 908

37 Dec 28, 2012
Reply by Christian's Mom

"lise:  You can go to Lala Ribbon Queen's page at any time and contact her from there…"

diannep replied Dec 5, 2012 to ribbons

5 Jan 1, 2014
Reply by nana54-BH

"Just remember, Ladies, that by training week #4, which is usually about bootcamp wee…"

diannep replied Dec 4, 2012 to Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 051 and 052 (Brother Divisions)

51 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by ❤JChandler❤FianceABH

"No problem.  If they don't pass the first time, they go through again and pass. "

diannep replied Dec 3, 2012 to ^^^^^BATTLESTATIONS: THEIR FINAL TEST ! ^^^^^

13 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by diannep

"You may want to check into transferring over to the METRA once in Chicago, which goe…"

diannep replied Nov 30, 2012 to ^^^^RIDES FROM THE CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE AIRPORTS^^^^

5 Dec 29, 2012
Reply by Carebear1993

"If your son stays in GL for A School, you have weekend daytime with him through Sund…"

diannep replied Nov 30, 2012 to Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 045 and 046 (Brother Divisions)

32 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by ellen0502


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