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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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Hello. Anyone out there with a recruit in this division? I am super new to all this.

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Yes ma'am!! :-) My Husband is in this DIV! Hoping for mail today! Welcome, I'm pretty new at this as well! 

HELLO!! I am Kryssie, from Arizona. My daughter is in this division. I too am hoping for mail!!

Me too!!  My daughter is in this Div.  Still hoping for a letter any day.  Has anyone gotten a phone call?  I have seen posts in other groups that mom's got calls last Sat and Sun.  Not me... I slept with the phone on the pillow Sunday and Monday (I work nights,sleep days). I was so afraid I would miss it if she called.

Hi! I did get a quick call yesterday... 3m17s. According to my daughter, the division has not earned mail privileges yet. Sheesh! Hopefully this week! I know she has stacks of letters waiting.  I hope this helps. I am so excited for PIR!

Wow! Your Daughter must have earned a phone call home. That's great news! I can't believe they can't even write yet. :-/ So they haven't even received their mail yet? Sheesh, I know my Husband has plenty! Thanks for the info, definitely helps! I too am super excited for PIR! Wish it could come sooner! :-)

... I hope something great happens TODAY & they at least let them have their mail. I know everything I've sent would put a huge smile & lift my Husband morale up ya'know! Glad we have each other & this group discussion!

Where is everyone from? Who are you supporting (ie child & age, sibling, spouse) ? Anyone as anxious as me? Can't even sleep sometimes. Hoping they "earn" their main soon!

Hello my daughter is in this div.  We are from SJ, California

Nice! My husband hails from SJ. We have spent a lot of time there. We used to have season tickets to the Sharks.

Kryss - we are from SJ :)

Let's hope for news today or this weekend! I'd love to hear my Husband's voice or even see his writing! :-/ Hope y'all have a fabulous day/ weekend!


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