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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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Navy Speak

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.



Elaine-PIR 10/1/10's Discussions (34)

Discussions Replied To (23) Replies Latest Activity

"Mine is in GL for OS A School. Hopes to be done by mid-December."

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Oct 25, 2010 to - A School -

28 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by USnavymom63

"Liz, for having been in a car for a few hours your girls were very well-behaved in t…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Oct 5, 2010 to My PIR experience

14 Oct 8, 2010
Reply by txsailorsam-Donna

"Robbi, BS goes in order of division. 323/324 go together, 325/326 go together, etc.…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 19, 2010 to Battlestations 21

42 Sep 29, 2010

"sailorgirl10, your mom should still be able to get in to PIR. She will just have to…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 18, 2010 to PIR 10/01/10 SHIP 13 DIV 326

172 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Wendy

"Wendy, they started with 88 from what my SR said in his only long phone call last we…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 10, 2010 to PIR 10/01/10 SHIP 13 DIV 326

172 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Wendy

"Bethany, welcome. My SR is in this division and the last letter he sent was very dow…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 10, 2010 to PIR 10/01/10 SHIP 13 DIV 326

172 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Wendy

"Lots of questions about this one: Airlifted by Helicopter? How big were the hospital…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 7, 2010 to On this day in Navy history...

33 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by LTLY

"We arrived in San Diego about 6 months after this. I remember having a loooooong dis…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 5, 2010 to On this day in Navy history...

33 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by LTLY

"1. I am very talkative, but also a good listener. 2. My favorite book is anything t…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Sep 1, 2010 to Getting to know you...

38 Sep 13, 2010
Reply by Pammie (?)

"Jmom, From what I have been reading, there is wheelchair availability in the parking…"

Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 replied Aug 30, 2010 to Where are you staying for PIR?

53 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Seabee wife-Kaila


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