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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 5/14/10

For anyone with a loved on Graduating on 5/14.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2013

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Discussion Forum

SHIP 14 DIV 187

Started by sweetlc70. Last reply by shannsmom May 12, 2010. 66 Replies

just wondering if anyone has a son or daughter on this ship with my son.

Things to know for PIR and PIR weekend

Started by Arwen. Last reply by Arwen May 7, 2010. 9 Replies

Public Display of AffectionIn the Navy physical forms of affection such as hugs, kisses, and holding hands while in uniform are known as a "public display of affection" (PDA) and as such are…Continue

Letter Ideas... What do you send your recruit?

Started by fibelmail. Last reply by Tiffany May 1, 2010. 3 Replies

I miss my daughter, and find the aspect of sending a letter a day very beneficial for my emotional state - I feel more connected that way. She has also told me that the consistent letters have been a…Continue

Navy videos worth watching

Started by Arwen Mar 30, 2010. 0 Replies

There are a number of excellent, informative videos and articles moms, wives, girlfriends and fiancées should watch/read.Navy Racks, Boot Camp…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by jgoody/new Nuke mom on May 13, 2010 at 9:05am
I am so excited for all of you - tomorrow is a big day. Safe travels to all of you. I am so envious. But mostly, sad that I can't be with you & have the chance to meet all of you. This is where my son started; I know that he was proud of his division & I was proud for him. You all have so much to celebrate. Have a great time. And try to stay warm & dry :-)
Comment by ILNavyMom2010 on May 13, 2010 at 8:55am
Safe travels to all!
Comment by Joan/E's Mom on May 12, 2010 at 11:05pm
I pray that you all have travel mercy to and from the graduation...That you enjoy yourself tremendously and be blessed beyond your imagination in Jesus Name.!!!

Joan :)
Comment by AnG on May 12, 2010 at 7:02pm
811 did really well in battlestations. I am glad I just got my call. See you tomorrow.
Comment by sweetlc70 on May 12, 2010 at 6:57pm
Well we have some official SAILORS!!!!!! WOOO HOOO CONGRATS TO ALL OF US........WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait to see all of you thursday night...
Comment by terry on May 12, 2010 at 6:46pm
My son is in Div. 811 I received a call a little while ago saying he passed. He said all the guys in his unit passed but I don't know about the whole division.
Comment by NavyWife10 on May 12, 2010 at 5:00pm
Has anyone heard from from 811 yet? No one is our group has gotten calls ...
Comment by sandy on May 12, 2010 at 10:35am
I got my call last Friday shortly before 3pm EST. My son did his last Thursday.
Comment by fibelmail on May 12, 2010 at 10:15am
Anticipation! For those who have already had their calls - Congratulations!

My daughter (187) was supposed to do BS21 on Tuesday, so we are awaiting the call. Can anyone who already got the call tell me...

1) Did they call right after the ceremony, or did they have to wait?
2) When did you sailors say it started (8pm... Midnight... ect)?

Since we leave for Chicago first thing in the morning, we are so anxious for the call.
Comment by Skins Mom (Ship 12 Div 186) on May 11, 2010 at 11:41pm
Hi All! Well I received a letter today. He did pass on FRIDAY! He could not call me to tell me that he passed BS due to a dental appointment! I am very relieved to know that it is done! About the ballcap ceremony, his exact words were, "I can't think of any other moment in my life that can top that ceremony"! I am so extremely proud to say that I am now a mom of a Sailor!!

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