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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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I was excited to find a mom with someone on the same ship also.
walker: Since you all can't go to PIR, ask on this group if someone can take some pictures of her and give her your hugs! I know you posted on the main board that you won't be going, but maybe you should post here too.
My husband and I are not going to make the trip for PIR at the request of my daughter she wants us to pay for her tickets to home and A school and we decieded that we would do that and give her the money we had saved. So if any one willing to get some pics of her I would bewilling to pay for them. I am sad that I wont be there.

Diannep thank you.
You're very welcome.
I would be happy to take some pics and email them to you. Just email with her name and I will gladly help out.

Proundmom you are wonderful I cant thank you enough for helping me out with this Thank you so very much
I told you, walker, that the ladies on this site are WONDERFUL! Thanks, proudmom!
I can take some pics for you also.Maybe I can get your daughter and my son together(the highest scores on the first test).
Yes they are wonderful and I cant express how much it means to me that someone is willing to do this for us. Thanks to all the moms.
You will find that your new "military family" is like that. My son was kind of freaked out when arriving on his first duty station base (small and in a shipyard) at night on a Friday...with no one around after he was picked up and left in his room...told not to go outside because it was dangerous at night. Great....he called me totally freaked out and my heart sunk. I posted on the Norfolk ladies site (I was new to it) right away...the ladies were wonderful! One lived close by and offered to go pick him up and take him for a burger! Can you believe that? You will be amazed....WE ARE Sly and the Family Stone sung...for those of you old enough to remember! HA!


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