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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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As our SAILORS embark on the next leg of their journey, we thank you Lord for the strength and peace that carried us this far. Reveal to our SAILORS the future and hope that you have planned for them. Remind us each day that we can place our loved ones securely in your hands. May you daily remind us to cast our cares on you for you care for us. And tonight may we sleep soundly knowing that nothing can seperate us from you love. amen.

Shari, I hope Ali got on her way to Florida and you enjoyed your time together. It was so great to see you and meet your family. I am very sincere in saying that you really must consider writing a prayer book. You bring me to tears. You always seem to say what God knows I need to hear for the day. Miss you friend.


so great to see you too...can you believe how we "just happened" to bump into each other?! amazing!!!


...when i read back through the blessings i am blessed by God's word returning to me also! all comes from the bible...when i read back over some of kelly's caringbridge journal writings i can't believe those words came from within me either- glad i have a "holy ghost" writer for help : ) ((hug))

i wrote this a few weeks back... (with help from the holy spirit, of course)...and thought you might enjoy it:

Tonight as you surrender mind, body and soul … may you be aware of all that was good in your world today. Let the cares of the day be only a blur... And as you release their grip on your life, may you be filled with abundant peace. Breathe deeply as you sink into your pillow knowing that you are resting in the arms of the One who never sleeps nor slumbers...Sweet dreams my friends...


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