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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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During trying times that squeeze out every ounce of your energy, may this forum refresh and bless you with new vision, strength and peace. amen

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End of Day Blessing: May you have a strong sense of the impossible things God wants to do in, through, and around you. May God's dream for you swallow up your unbelief. May you be quick to hear, quick to obey, and quick to trust Him with every detail of your life. May you lift your eyes to Him, and walk faithfully to your next place of promise. He is faithful to His Word. Sleep well tonight.


Beautiful alismz.

Sounds like lots of feelings of relief as those letters arrive- peace & every blessing to you!

...and may you have a refreshing weekend!




End of Day Blessing: May God impart to you a new level of faith & expectancy. May He stir up a new passion for serving Him. May He release in you a new level of insight; and may He lead you to new heights with Him! May you lay all your worries at His feet, and tonight, may you sleep deeply and awaken refreshed.

Hi Shari! Have you heard from Ali yet? I haven't heard from Chris yet. I have been very sad. Your spiritual messages have been uplifting. Our children and all our worries are in Gods hands. Let me know if and what she has written. I may just call you. Love Cindy.

Thank you for your words of encouagement and strength!

cindy, so glad we could come alongside each other in support... i'm still amazed how God fills me with peace and strength... could be that i'm surrounded with major issues to deal with everyday? hah! Our son crashed our new vehicle last wknd (he walked away) daughter ended up in ER with an excellerated heart rate a few weeks before that amd hubby is dealing with his MS issues- no time to worry about our SR!

keep in touch- peace & every blessing- HOOYAH!

Shari, you are so strong. I admire your faith. I truly believe that God will not give us more than we can handle. He has been with me on some challenging journeys as well. I pray that Kelly will get to Alis PIR and will get a front row seat!! I know that God brought us together so we could support each other! I am so thankful to hear that your kids are ok. Talk with you soon mail...Presidents Day!. Cindy.


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