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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 311 and 312

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Love being a part of this awesome group! Prayers, hugs, thoughts, and love with everyone!

My daughter is on Ship 12.  I can't believe it's already only 45 days until graduation!

My daughter is also on ship 12 Div 312 !!  I cant wait to see her  30 days and counting!

This site has been so great for support. I look forward to graduation day on October 3rd.

Hello everyone...What an awesome support group, I love it!  my son is in Div 311

My daughter is also 311

Hi! I'm from California and hopefully today I will be able to make my flight arrangement .... have you made yours? I also called MyNavyTaxi, I was very happy with all the info I got ....still nervous but not as much now...going to Grad by myself and I'm super nervous....

I bought plane tickets last night...going with my husband, our 4yo son and my daughter's boyfriend.  We plan to rent a car.

I bought my plane tickets and made taxi reservations and reservations for place to stay :) ....I'm all set....MY son has been at bootcamp since 8/6...still no phone call nor letter...hopefully I will receive a letter today.......been keeping positive thoughts but still going thru crying stages, its normal I know....I find these groups give me strength and more...I'm so proud of my son for the choice that he has made  :)

Hey GinaSmiles,

My son left 8/7.  I just received the first real letter from him today.   I live in Eastern TN.  It took 3 days from postmark (Aug 18) to make it here.  Hopefully you will receive a letter soon.


My daughter is also on this ship... I got my first letter from her yesterday I cried all night .. Hopefully they all doing well

Did you get a phone call yesterday?  I have not gotten a letter from my daughter yet but was shocked to get a phone call.  She cried, but pulled it together and said she will be fine.


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