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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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Sailors on Med Hold

The focus of this group is to share information and support regarding our Sailors on Medical Hold

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2017

Discussion Forum


Started by belkysv. Last reply by hopeful Feb 11, 2012. 3 Replies

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Comment by donnab on September 22, 2013 at 1:36pm

My Son was injured while on leave, Since then a blood clot formed in his leg and went to his lung, he was hospitalized at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth.

He has been put on 6 months limited duty and must have his blood drawn twice a week because of the medication he is taking. We (his family ) live in Georgia, my question is do they ever let  someone with health issues come home and receive medical treatment near their home so that they can be near family in case of an emergency. He was alone when the clot went to his lung and drove his self to the hospital, he seems to be alone most of the time and that concerns me with maybe him being depressed over this situation. And can they be on limited duty here like at a recruiting station? If I need to be directed to another group please let me know. Or if someone else has had this type experience please let me know how you handled it. We have traveled to visit him 3 times in the last month because we were so worried about his health.

I am one worried Mom,

Comment by Chipmunksoi on July 18, 2012 at 6:00pm

can my girlfriend still receive letters while on medical hold?  There is something wrong with her knee and the doctors aren't sure what it is. 

Comment by dalton'smom(ship009 Div 011) on October 14, 2010 at 3:49pm
My son is in BC, for a hot week! He has an old fracture that we didn't even know about. They have told him he can stay and have surgery and let it heal, or go home and come back in 8 months. I am so worried if he comes home he will never go back! What to do? What are my options?
Comment by terry on August 24, 2010 at 1:28pm
My son might be put on med hold for rehab on a severed tendon in his hand. Will he get to stay at the same base to continue his rehab program or will they send him to the next duty station with his pt not being finished?

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