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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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chocolatelablover's Discussions (28)

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"Good Morning Family Members of the winning Integrated Captain's Cup Team! I hope you…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 13, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by foreverandalways3511

"I too got my call at work literally just as I was ready to walk out the door. The tw…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 9, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by foreverandalways3511

"Congratulations to Ship 03 Div 070 new "Sailors" and all the family members! Anxious…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 8, 2012 to SHIP 03 DIV 070 Anyone else?

251 Feb 15, 2012
Reply by raeinaz

"Congratulations to all the new "Sailors" in div. 072 and to the proud parents, wives…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 8, 2012 to Div 072 Anyone?

54 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by jillbro (Ship 12 Div 074)

"jlvk, THANKS so much for the update! It is awesome that he got to call. You mentione…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 8, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by foreverandalways3511

"Hi All! I am a mom from Ship 12 Div 074 and I have been reviewing your comments as w…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 8, 2012 to SHIP 3 Division 069

118 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by Celeste(HA Mom)

"I have heard that Ship 12 073 & 074 will go together & they will be the last…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 8, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 073 anyone?

48 Feb 15, 2012
Reply by JennC922-NJ (Ship12 Div073)

"jlvk, you didn't mention what airline you checked. Here in the Norfolk area the comm…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 7, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by foreverandalways3511

"If your personal car insurance covers rental cars, then no. It does not have to stat…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 7, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by foreverandalways3511

"Yes, everyone for 12/074 will sit in a certain section directly in front of our Sail…"

chocolatelablover replied Feb 6, 2012 to Ship 12 Div 074?

81 Feb 14, 2012
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