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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 4/9/2010

Members: 72
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2011

Discussion Forum

One Year Ago......

Started by debRN01. Last reply by msmom Mar 5, 2011. 2 Replies

A year ago you left your home so today you get an anniversary poem One year ago you left this place And I still see that look upon your face Leaving all you ever knew Was the bravest thing you could…Continue

PIR Youtube video anyone???

Started by RenoNavymom. Last reply by StevensProudStepMom_SAILOR Apr 13, 2010. 3 Replies

Couldn't make it to PIR, would LOVE to see any ones video on YOUTUBE. Congratulations to all our sailors and their families. :)

Ship 03 Div 146 PIR 4-9-10

Started by denbarb76- Ship 03 Div 146. Last reply by cmday Apr 13, 2010. 70 Replies

Hi All Just reaching out for other families that might have a SR in the same division on ship 3. I couldn't find another link for this so I'm starting one:) TJs momContinue

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Ship 04 Div 808

Started by MomMom. Last reply by GANavyMom Apr 11, 2010. 26 Replies

Has anyone received a letter or call, other than the form letter and original, "Hi, I'm here?"Thought it would be nice to start our own discussion group.  Anyway interested?Continue

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Comment by LindainIvorVA on February 12, 2011 at 8:47pm

How wonderful !!!!!!!!  I know you'reso proud !!!  almost 1 yr from when your Andrew grad BC !!!  Best of everything to you !!   Happy days & many tears ahead !

God Bless !  


Comment by Deanna_H_Proud_FC2's_Mom on February 12, 2011 at 3:56pm

What a week!  Andrew has been gone a year!  And yesterday we proudly witnessed our other son swear in at MEPS.  He leaves for boot April 11th!!  We're so proud.  I'm so thankful that I will have my other Mom's here to go through it with me and this time, I'll know better what to expect.  I'm sure it will still be a rollercoaster of emotions as now, both of my son's will be in the Navy.  But, I'm so very proud.  Guess I'll have to figure out a name change!! 


I found a t-shirt and stickers last night on cafepress that say "Proud Mom of 2 Sailors"  Gotta have it!!


Hope you're all well and that your Sailors are well and enjoying their stations.  Andrew is still at GL waiting on C school orders.  < big hugs >

Comment by LindainIvorVA on November 7, 2010 at 9:00am
Willo: you know it !

Stlrglr: Wow !! nice orders !!

Bless all our sailors !
Comment by stlrgrl59 Sailor Mom on November 6, 2010 at 9:57pm
Haven't been on here in a long daughter graduated A and C school and now is stationed @ Fallon AirStrike Navel base...Nevada...This is where all the Top Gun guys are.
She loves it there really close to Reno/Lake Tahoe....She is an instructor and is doing well, she was able to come home twice..I was blessed to see her so much...
Hoping she gets to come home for Christmas can't wait to go see her in March ...I hope everyone is is doing great...
Comment by LindainIvorVA on November 6, 2010 at 5:00pm
Hey everyone... I don't think I passed my info along.. my daughter will be going to Pearl Harbor on the USS Chafee ... am I happy ? Heck to the yea !!! Am i disappointed it so far ? Heck again ... Am I proud ??? OMG !!!!!!! miss & love everyone.. my journey is just beginning I think.. She's coming home next Fri I hope from P-cola after waiting forever for her orders... Stay in touch !!! GO NAVY!
Comment by LindainIvorVA on September 2, 2010 at 2:42pm
Jackie.. another mom from PIR Marillee shud be on here.. her daughter also going to bewith P3's... Courtney think she arrived this wk..
Comment by LindainIvorVA on September 2, 2010 at 8:04am
Willo ! Hi !! Brianna was suppose to come home this weekend but it didn't happen.. anxious to know where they're going !!!!!!!! Hope to see her soon .
GO NAVY !!!! (think she likes school too, she don't say much) LOL
Comment by LindainIvorVA on September 1, 2010 at 2:26pm
that's gr8 ! imma still w8n on my girl to come home ! was suppose this wkend but can't just as well due to the storm... boo hoo ...
i cant w8 to fnd out where my daughter going!! Whoop Whoop ! Smiles Ladies !!!
Comment by RenoNavymom on September 1, 2010 at 2:19pm
Our son got his orders. Will be boarding the USS George Washington next week. Best wishes to all of them.
Comment by chriscwick on August 31, 2010 at 6:27pm
TinaSailorMom - ask your daughter if she knows MASA Chris in Bahrain. He's opinionated, trustworthy, loyal, handsome (I'm predjudiced), tall, blonde (what hair they left him!), has hazel eyes, can be very smart, & at times a funny, snarky thing, but absolutely the apple of my eye. Tell her he's a Scorpio, that explains a lot!! Ask her to have pity on him and have him for a friend. Take care.

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