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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 8/20/10

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2018

Make your own Countdown Clocks

Discussion Forum

Division 283

Started by Amber-Brad's mom. Last reply by ellen0502 Jun 5, 2018. 178 Replies

A way for everyone with a loved one in div 283 to share.Continue

another one.

Started by mamabeans. Last reply by mamabeans Feb 26, 2012. 1 Reply

here is another...Continue

Everything Meet & Greet

Started by Amber-Brad's mom. Last reply by Amber-Brad's mom Aug 16, 2010. 63 Replies

I started this discussion so we’re able to keep all our thoughts on our meet and greet in one place.Please share all your Ideas you have for our meet and greet here*some groups have made buttons;…Continue

Losing Weight? Getting In Shape? Get Your Support HERE!

Started by JDs~Angel~ (RCU). Last reply by JDs~Angel~ (RCU) Aug 6, 2010. 26 Replies

Ok, for all of you ladies who want to work on your body (not that you need to because YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!), feel free to post anything regarding your goals, to give congrats, vent, words of…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by diannep on September 5, 2010 at 5:42pm
Yea BRAD! hooyah!
Comment by Amber-Brad's mom on September 4, 2010 at 4:35pm
Brad passed OC spray , yea!!!!
Comment by Amber-Brad's mom on September 2, 2010 at 10:01pm
it's mase (pepper spray), what police carry
Comment by dmc20 (ship 7, div 282) on September 2, 2010 at 9:33pm
Amber what is OC spray?
Comment by Amber-Brad's mom on September 2, 2010 at 3:38pm
My son has OC spray 2 morrow, I hope he does well, some fail and have do compleate this phase of A school over again, yuck. It hurts bad enough the first time, let alone having to do it again, ouch!!!
Comment by dmc20 (ship 7, div 282) on August 31, 2010 at 7:42pm
I love this new phase because I can talk to him everyday and now that he got his laptop we get to skype often so I can actually see him "live"! He gave me a tour of his dorm the other day which was cute and I love the text messages in the morning before he goes to class and then after class :)
I am planning on going to go see him the first weekend of October...hopefully it all works out. I should probably start looking at flights as of now
Comment by Sailor's Sweetheart on August 31, 2010 at 12:11am
I have been loving the freedom to talk everynight and say "Good Night." I love the random texts too and the picture texts! Since we didn't get to see our Sailors in their NWU's over liberty weekend I wanted to see him in that uniform so he sent me a picture text, I love it! He also sent me some pics of his dorm so I could picture where he is living which really helps :) Overall, phone calls and texts win over letters...but letters are fun because there is just something exciting (and a bit romantic) about getting snail mail these days in such a technological world :)
Comment by Amber-Brad's mom on August 30, 2010 at 9:24pm
I miss letters too, But phone calls and texting is great, he got his phone today!!!
Comment by kwooley5 (ship06div940) on August 30, 2010 at 2:30pm
I totally miss letters! But I know that's a lot more time consuming and my sailor doesn't seem to have time for that. He doesn't have his cell phone just yet but he gets on facebook there and calls occasionally! Can't wait for him to get his phone so I can get random texts! :)
Comment by Sailor's Sweetheart on August 30, 2010 at 1:29am
So, what is everyone thinking of this phase of Navy life? Being able to talk as often as you would like with your Sailor? Does anyone miss getting letters as often as when they were in boot camp?

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