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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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The Cyber Sisterhood


The Cyber Sisterhood

For moms (and dads), wives (and husbands) and girlfriends (and boyfriends) who survived PIR February 19, 2010 - Including Ship 14 Div 095-100, Ship 7 Div 101-102 and Ship 6 Div 913

Members: 86
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

PIR 19 Feb 2010

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Comment by Sarah (BooBoo) on November 12, 2012 at 1:50am

Since I don't have anyone as a friend on facebook and this is a ghost town, I finally decided to update just in case. Maddie is almost 6 wks and time is flying by. Shawn is deployed and will be back soon. He was able to come home for her birth and I couldn't of done it without him. She was a bday present to me as she was born the day before my bday. My mom on facebook that day something on the lines of, my first grandbaby was born today  and 24 yrs ago I was in labor with her mother. My mom came out for a wk and we are going home for xmas so everyone can meet her since my dad had a hard time staying behind when my mom came out. I hope everyone is doing okay! Can't believe almost 3 yrs ago we all were on here every night.

Comment by Arwen on October 15, 2012 at 11:52am

After more than a year, and Chris still without a job, two things happened.

First, we suddenly realized that he had been giving employers the wrong copy of his DD-214. He was giving them the copy that had the reason for discharge - which was "a pattern of misconduct," which sounds a lot worse than it was. So, we're guessing that employers took one look at that and shyed away from him forever. There are few employers around here, and they have long memories. His best 4-5 options are probably out of the question now.

Second, because he was getting depressed about being unemployed, etc, we took him for some therapy to help him get through this. He was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum - PDD-NOS, which is very similar to Aspergers Syndrome. We took him for a second opinion, which confirmed the diagnosis. He was in special ed for years to get speech therapy for what we thought was a childhood speech disorder that he grew out of, but the doctors said it was misdiagnosed autism all along. The speech symptoms he was being treated for were textbook "high functioning autism." He's very mild as autism goes, but very much explains the difficulties he had in the Navy.

Comment by RosaEdsmom on September 24, 2012 at 12:30pm

Hey everyone, hope all is well. Ed has been on the Big E, now has new orders for Japan. Wondering, is anyone else from this group over there?

Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on July 29, 2012 at 10:24pm

Just droping in to say hi to all! Brian and family came down on leave last month for two weeks and they were able to see my mom for a few days and this was the first time she has seen him in about three years. It was good that they came as my mom had never seen his daughter. I've been real busy running up to mom's and work. We had found out just before Brian got leave that my mom has lung cancer and now they have found cancer on her liver also. So i'm glad he was able to come visit. hope everyone is well and doing great. take care all..

Comment by Arwen on June 17, 2012 at 7:35pm

Debbie, Sean doesn't have a ship date yet, he still needs to shed a few pounds.

Comment by Sarah (BooBoo) on June 16, 2012 at 7:44pm

After 4 days of being in the car, we finally made it to San Diego this week. Got the apt and now just finishing the unpacking. Also will hit the 24 wk mark this Monday and my mom leaves on Friday. Liking the area and will hopefully make some friends soon. Also Shawn was told that even if the ship leaves to come here that whenever I do go into labor they will allow him to fly here. Now if I can just get my family to stop complaining that I will be alone and acting like I can't take care of myself! Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend!

Comment by DebbieinCA on May 30, 2012 at 2:26pm

I haven't been here in a long time. Colleen- I'm so sorry to hear about Justin's accident!!! That must have been terrifying! I'm glad his ship is holding a place for him and hope he gets to fly out to it soon. From what I hear from those who have done it, a cruise is a great adventure. I'm really looking forward to my son going on his first cruise.

Congratulations to Sarah! So happy to hear that Nichelle is enjoying her cruise!

Arwen- I hope Chris has found a new place by now and is doing great in his new job. When does Sean go into bootcamp?

Comment by DebbieinCA on May 30, 2012 at 2:18pm

This is a great article about helping your sailors and their wives, husbands, & kids readjust after a deployment.

Comment by Arwen on May 26, 2012 at 10:22pm

Congratulations on promotions!

If Chris had still been in, this would have been his first shot at third class - because he started as an E-1 and didn't earn a boot camp or A-school promotion. I can tell you from experience, it's really frustrating for those who start at the bottom, watching people who started as E-2s and E-3s get such fast advancement. Sean is probably going to be in the same situation when he finishes the process of joining, starting as an  E-1 and work his way up the hard way.

Chris will be home on the 8th, to take another shot at finding steady work. It's still a bit rough on him, but he is keeping a good attitude toward his future.

Comment by Sarah (BooBoo) on May 25, 2012 at 2:50pm

Happy belated mother's day. I think I am slowly losing my mind and will be so happy that in a few weeks I will be in San Diego without family!!!! Shawn is suppose to be coming down here next week, that is if he can get his leave approved today or Tuesday when it starts Tuesday night. His mom is throwing me a baby shower before we leave since we will be 21 wks on Monday. Oh and I graduated with my associates and it was with honors! And we found out today that he also made 2nd! Hoping the rest of the year goes like this and everyone else is enjoying the summer heat ;)


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