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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 4/23/2010 Discussions (9)

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Ship 10 Div 168

My 19 yr old son Tony is in this ship--going for navy Corpsman Fleet marine

Started by Moe

218 Jul 23, 2010
Reply by Moe

after graduation so emotionally

hi, to everyone, its terri s. my son lenny, div. 167. oh i'm the dumb disabled mom. i cried the whole graduation and when i saw lenny i ran…

Started by terrisch

0 May 17, 2010

Ship 10 Division 167 PIR 4/23/10

Would love to connect and hear from those of you with a son/dau in the same Ship 10/Dvision 167 group.  We received our "Box" today and the…

Started by Janiece M-Utah

32 Apr 21, 2010
Reply by matt's mom

Ship 10 Div 166

Looking forward to getting to know others with sons/daughters in the same division!  :)

Started by Cheryl M. ~~~Nick's Mom~~~

74 Apr 20, 2010
Reply by caitlinjenae

Great Info - PIR, Grad, Parking, etc...

This really helped us. Lots to read though.I found this on another discussion, thought we can post our questions and answers here to help e…

Started by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin

8 Apr 13, 2010
Reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin

grad packet

Has anyone gotten the graduation package yet? I read somewhere that it comes after three weeks, but I have not gotten anything yet. Thanks

Started by marcyk

10 Apr 7, 2010

Ship 04 Div 810

My son just joined this group on Monday.  (He was rolled back due to an illness.)  Just found out today the actual division.  He was schedu…

Started by MomMom

1 Apr 3, 2010
Reply by pahoapam

Ship 04 Division 810

I would love to chat with moms who have sons/daughters in this ship/division.  We are lookinmg forward to PIR and being able to spend some…

Started by dougsmom

3 Apr 3, 2010
Reply by pahoapam

Ship 12 Div 180

I got my form letter yesterday from my son Michael.  The website that they gave me to check on PIR, etc is not coming up.  Any suggestions?…

Started by Heidi Sauber

5 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Heidi Sauber


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