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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 Date 5/27/10

For anyone with a family member/Loved one that shares the PIR date of May 27th 2010

Members: 50
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2014

Discussion Forum

Graduation Tickets

Started by clara333. Last reply by AnnD [Ship 7, Div 198] May 25, 2010. 12 Replies

I am asking if anyone is not using all four visitation family and I are flying down from Florida.  I need two tickets one for my husband and the other for my father.  The reason behind…Continue

Grads leaving for an A school in another state

Started by Grandma B. Last reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin May 13, 2010. 3 Replies

I read that we can meet them at the airport if they are going to another A school..  Is that the naval airport? On base/ How would I know?Our guy is supposed to be leaving for Groton Conneticut. …Continue

PIR, Liberty, Parking, etc..

Started by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin. Last reply by AnnD [Ship 7, Div 198] May 7, 2010. 8 Replies

 I found this on another discussion, long but very helpful. Here is a list of things I have seen asked about frequently. Feel free to cut and paste to posts elsewhere to answer people's questions…Continue

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Comment by lori on April 10, 2010 at 7:56pm
I got my son Paul's box yesterday- spent the whole time after crying. Can't look at it let alone open it- anyone know what i'm talking about? So when I got home today what a great surprise- the letter! I wasn't expecting any of this for at least another week. Thank you karissa for the explanation of why it's a thur.

Do you think it will be harder to get a hotel, car, tickets since it's memorial day weekend? Which I didn't even notice I've been so busy reading and rereading those 3 lines!
Now I want to see if else on here has their kid in the same division- ship 14 div 199?
May will be here before we notice. Yeah!
Comment by Jennifer on April 10, 2010 at 6:05pm
I didn't even realize that. Thank u so much.
Comment by Jennifer on April 10, 2010 at 5:45pm
I just my letter today too!!!! May 27th is a Thursday, I thought the graduations were always on Fridays???

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