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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



diannep's Discussions (2,008)

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"Congrats! "

diannep replied Aug 31, 2012 to Ship 9 Div 284

100 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by GaMom284

"Remember....calls won't start until around 2 pm GL time, but phones handy just in ca…"

diannep replied Aug 31, 2012 to Ship 9 Div 284

100 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by GaMom284

"I think you are right!  Phones ready!"

diannep replied Aug 31, 2012 to Ship 9 Div 284

100 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by GaMom284

"No calls yet?  They should have gone through last night with 282.  Post when you hea…"

diannep replied Aug 30, 2012 to Ship 3 Div 281

51 Sep 3, 2012
Reply by tracyln

"Cheryl:  They don't do BattleStations on Fri or Sat nights...ever.  That's because t…"

diannep replied Aug 30, 2012 to Ship 9 Div 284

100 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by GaMom284

"What a wonderful thing to do, newnavywife!  If your SR can give you the last/first n…"

diannep replied Jul 31, 2012 to Letters to SR's needing a confidence boost

20 Aug 2, 2012
Reply by newnavywife2012 Ship 09 Div 283

"trainermom:  This is totally normal for this early in bc.  Write extra letters to hi…"

diannep replied Jul 30, 2012 to PIR 9/7/12 - SHIP 12 - DIV 285/286

133 Sep 6, 2012
Reply by dyschell

"Ladies, the calls can come any time, any day.  My son called on Sat, Sun, Thurs and…"

diannep replied Jul 30, 2012 to Ship 03 Division 282

123 Sep 8, 2012
Reply by nolanavymom (Ship 03 Div 282)

"Ladies, the first letters are always hard...first phone calls even harder.  They are…"

diannep replied Jul 27, 2012 to Not prepared for our first letter...

8 Jul 31, 2012
Reply by tracyln


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