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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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PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group!

Family and Friends Sharing Memories of PIR 10/29/10 and also to follow these sailors on their new adventures.

Members: 99
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

ship 7 division 350

Started by suesmom ship7 div 350 PIR 10/29. Last reply by Dunesmom Dec 26, 2010. 50 Replies

Hello. a group for division 350 ship 7 to discuss letters and such. My daughter called saturday and got to talk for 15 minutes. She said they are all doing Ok. and doing a lot of ironing and folding..

Looking for other moms & GF's in Ship 4, div 823

Started by Militarymomof2. Last reply by Kayliefirefly Nov 18, 2010. 565 Replies

Hi, I am a Seal wannabe mom. Looking for other moms that are dreading Pre buds and then the big move to California for Buds after graduation.

Ship 12 Div 353- anyone have a sailor going to A school in great lakes-PIR 10/29/2010

Started by Nicole-Sailor Aunt. Last reply by Matts mom Proud mom of a Sailor Nov 17, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello, I am new to this website, and I was trying to reach anyone that has a recruit from Ship 12 Division 353 and that is staying in the Great Lakes for A school. My nephew had his PIR on…Continue

Ship 12 Div 353 PIR 10/29/10

Started by Sea-n-Melody. Last reply by PollyAnna~MM~[Prototype] Nov 8, 2010. 119 Replies

Hi! I'm new to this website and I was wondering if anyone else had someone in Ship 12 Div 353? I got a call from my boyfriend Saturday which was a great surprise! He also said he was able to write a…Continue

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Comment by Dunesmom on March 16, 2011 at 3:11pm
OH ProundsMom i'm so happy for you and your Sailor.  kinda hope mine gets to go there too but you never know right?  PollyAnna and MA's Mom,  i understand what you are going through.  my FIL went through it also.  I guess you could say he got lucky and didn't have to suffer for to long.  You take what time you have and make the very best of it.  Lots of  hugs Ladies!
Comment by Mom of Joshua, the MA on March 16, 2011 at 9:52am

PollyAnna - I lost my father on January 5, due to complications from emphysema, diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney functions, etc, etc, etc.  About two weeks before he passed away, they discovered he had a mass on one of his lungs - I think that's when he decided it was "time to go," so that's what he did.  That and I think he was ready to go and be with my mom again.  I completely understand what you're going through.


Prayers for you and your family for strength!


No news on Japan yet.  I think with the radiation threat, they're holding off on sending help in.

Comment by ProudMomS of a SAILOR! 10/29/10 on March 15, 2011 at 9:42pm
My sailor just found out today that he will be stationed in Norfolk, VA!  That is only about 3 hours away from us! YIPPY!  Of course, we don't know when he goes down there yet. 
Comment by Dunesmom on March 15, 2011 at 6:08pm
Wow MA's Mom that is so great!  so glad he is willing to go.  It will be life changing for him from what i hear.   Congrats PolyAnna on Son1's graduation!  Prayers going out to all those in need.  And yes we sure are proud of our Miliary!
Comment by Mom of Joshua, the MA on March 15, 2011 at 12:12pm

Anyone else have a Sailor in Reserves?  My son is - He received a call yesterday evening and was asked if he'd be willing to go to Japan - no time frame given or for how long.  Of course he told them, "YES!"  so now we're waiting on the next call, to see if he will actually go.  


There are some reservists who have families and jobs or are in school and it would create a hardship, but for the moment, Josh doesn't have anything holding him back - and - going to Japan was one of the reasons for him joining up!

Comment by ProudMomS of a SAILOR! 10/29/10 on March 13, 2011 at 9:43pm

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is enjoying the teese of spring! 

@AircrewMom~ My cousin is in Japan on mission work and she said that even though she is 800 miles away she still felt the quake!  I can't imagine the devistation that they are going through!  It is amazing how the U.S. Navy has rushed to thier aid so quick!

@Lala Ribbon Queen~ do you do Army ribbons?  My other son is going to Army boot camp this summer and I thought it would be nice to have ribbons for his graduation also.


Comment by AirCrewMom (SailorMOM)Div 349 on March 13, 2011 at 1:52pm
Hi Everyone, hope you all a doing well.
My son will be graduating A school in May, then from there not sure yet.
Hoping for Jacksonville not Hawii or Washington State.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Japan and West Coast and Pacific areas that are affected by the Earthquake/Tsunami. So proud of our Sailors.
contgrat to all who's sailors are graduating and moved on to the next level.
Contgrat to Kate!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on March 13, 2011 at 1:44pm
Hi everyone, I just wanted to stop by and say hi. My son-in-law Nathan has finished A-school and is now with my daughter in VA. They have their own apartment and seem to both be loving the Navy. I wish we could have met you all at the Meet and Greet and PIR. Just know that everyone is coping and healing after Amber's death. We really do appreciate all of the love and prayers from this group of wonderful mom's and family members. You will be happy to know that Loran and Nathan are now raising Amber's Golden Retriever/Service Dog named Joel. He has adapted well and absolutely loves living at the beach. I hope all of you and your Sailors are well and enjoying the same Spring day we are having here in NC. God Bless you all <3<3<3
Comment by Dunesmom on March 12, 2011 at 9:20am

Praying that everyone is safe.   My husband was stationed at Guam for a couple of years, many years ago, and seen some pretty wild weather. 

Does anyone know if this means a change for those whos orders were for Japan in the next few weeks?

JoshsWife, so sorry to hear of all the trouble but so happy for the good stuff.  Things will get better, just hold on.

Comment by Mom of Joshua, the MA on March 11, 2011 at 11:21am
I hope everyone has heard from your Sailors who have been stationed in Japan and Hawaii - and even the west coast.  Praying for safety for all involved.

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