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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Hi :) I was wondering if there are any other parents out there from Ship 9 DIV 131.

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Yes, I am.  Thank you for starting this group!!  WooHoo!!


Awesome !!!! Now we can keep in touch and compare notes :) Looking forward to talking to you :)

Hi, my son is on ship 9 Div 130...I wonder how that works. Maybe they know each other. My son's name is Dean and he is 18, my first child leaving the house. I'm an older mom...but I still have a 16 year old at home. Are you planning on going to the PIR? We are making reservations and stuff tonight.No one has responded to my post about Div 130.



Hi Candy, I was wondering the same thing since they are in the same ship :) My son is 20 and I have onother son that is 16. Yes we are plannig on going to PIR !!!! I would not miss it for the world. Where are you staying? When are you going? I look forward to talking and meeting you at PIR :)


Take Care


Hi, Kathy, I'm not sure where we are staying yet; my mother-in-law asked to go but my son has my dad, my husband, my daughter and me on the list and my husband and I are trying to figure out what to do. I guess we need to figure it out pretty quickly, huh? Whoever ends up going, we will fly up on Thursday and probably fly back out on Sunday. We live in VA. I would prefer to drive but I just don't want to spend that much time in the car. It's actually cheaper for all of us to fly than to drive with the hotels and all. Everyone seems to know so much more than I do!! I've already taken leave from work!!

Candy still no letter or box but got the info from the Recruiter

Maybe the same goes for div 130 no letter out yet

Hey!!  You live in Stafford? We have friends there...Mike and Bonnie Nichols. It would be wild if you knew them, wouldn't it? They came down for my son's farewell party. Small world.


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