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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 091 and 092.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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I printed my Gate Pass too!!! I was actually shaking when I printed it. Nine more days ladies until we see our boys!

One week from tomorrow we will be in Great Lakes.........what a journey this has been......can't wait for the I'm a sailor call!!!

Me either! I'll be so excited I won't be able to sleep next Wednesday night.

Good Morning ladies,

  I received a very short letter from my son yesterday, and I wanted to mention some possible bad news for our group. I won't go into details (don't have much anyway) because the RDC's read our posts, but my son said that they may only get 2 hrs of liberty after PIR because there was an incident and the Div is in trouble and is probably having liberty taken away. I am going to be so sad if this happens. I haven't been able to figure out getting to the airport yet to see my son off and give him his phone because Sarge/cab service is so expensive and I'm not sure about renting a car and having to drive to and from. I really hope we get more time with them.

Hi, I just received a letter from my recruit. He is Ship 03 Div 091 and no mention of this. What Div is your recruit with?

Oh my goodness! I pray not :(   We've been waiting so long to see them.

Hi Louielou,

    My son mentioned the incident as well. Apparently the people involved have not owned up to it and are making the entire division suffer for their lack of accountability/ integrity. This is a big deal in the service. In the mean time they are all being IT'd twice a day and lost another call home. Hopefully those involved will fess up so the division doesn't get short changed on their liberty.

Mochi1 and louielou---Can you add me as a friend and message me? I am very concerned about our SR's!

check your pm

I sent you a friend req. missy. It is what Mochi said above. My son said he would let me know more on the 4th, they are supposed to get to call that day, the I'm a Sailor call.

Louielou and Mochi1  are your SRs in Div 91 or 92?

check your pm


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