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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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Donna B


San Antonio MA's

Going through A School at San Antonio?

Members: 707
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2022

Discussion Forum

Break down week by week

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 25, 2018. 196 Replies

Flights from Bootcamp to San Antonio for MA School

Started by julie. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 19, 2017. 7 Replies

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Comment by lemonelephant on July 20, 2009 at 5:06pm
If you go back through the posts, you will probably be able to peice it together pretty well. It seemed to me that the big events happened in the odd numbered weeks. Week 1-OC spray, Week 3-orders to the first duty station, Week 5-Block 5, a week of several self-paced tests that they have to pass in order to advance, and Week 7-Pinning and they usually get to come home for a couple of weeks before going to their first duty station right after that. There are tests and training events throughout and the order to pick the duty station is often based on the scores obtained up to that point, but they didn't seem to be as stressful as Block 5 and don't seem to get as much mention from our sailors when they call.
Comment by lemonelephant on July 20, 2009 at 3:10pm
You may want to tell him to be sure to have it since OC spray is often on Friday of the first week and another box may not get to him by then. One bottle will take care of several sailors.
Comment by lemonelephant on June 26, 2009 at 11:50pm
I was unfamiliar with XOI, so I found this that guide for the proceedings:
Comment by lemonelephant on June 15, 2009 at 12:19pm
Chantay, it is good to know that our prayers and Sam's work paid off and now he can start classes. Best of everything to you both.
Comment by lemonelephant on June 12, 2009 at 3:17pm
Make sure they keep their OC certificates safe (and where they know where they are) because if they lose them, they may have to redo that instead of a lesser version later.
Comment by Brenda Sue on November 20, 2008 at 9:06pm
Hey new moms here. When my son PIR'd in February of 2008, we were told "A" school in San Antonio (yipee - five hours from HOME)!!!
But, the Wednesday after PIR when he was to leave for Texas - they changed his orders to Virginia. Not real sure why!!
Comment by Brenda Sue on May 12, 2008 at 12:30am
Hey San Antonio Moms - the Texas Mom's group is having a get together - you could join us and then go see your Sailor in San Antonio - just let me know - will help out any way I can.

Howdy - It is time to get this get together together!!!

We need to start getting numbers so we can reserve rooms, get discounts, etc.
At this point in time our plans are as follows:
Friday, June 27 Meet at hotel: Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
(Hilton Houston Hobby Airport: (convenient for anyone flying into Houston) free shuttle to hotel $96/night if you book on, $95.20 if you prepay in full with hotel. Coyote has a call in to see if we can get a better rate as a small group.
Off to dinner either in Kemah (Kemah: It's about a 20 minute drive from hotel. (I am talking to Landry’s and the Aquarium) or in Houston near the hotel. We will probably start gathering around 6:00. There are all kinds of things to do (rides, shopping, etc.) in Kemah with a family, if you choose to go earlier.
There are fireworks Friday evening at 9:30 in Kemah.

Spend in the night in Houston (close to Kemah and Galveston - but cheaper).
Saturday, June 28 - convoy it over to Galveston and spend the day at Moody Gardens (it is not just flowers - see the website: There is lots to do there, you can buy a day pass for $44.95 or just pay for the things you want to do with individual event tickets. (Range in prices, so go to their website.)

I will probably go home Saturday evening - but if you choose to stay, there is a lot to do in the area - we could help you make a mini vacation of it.

Please let me know on the blog on my page if you plan on attending. Please be specific (i.e. Galveston only or don’t need hotel or Kemah only) if you are only attending parts of it. We need to know numbers so we can get some group rates!!!

SOOOOO looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible - I know we will have a great time - We all have something in common (and I know I could talk for hours about it) - OUR SAILORS!!!!

Here are the websites again: (thanks, Coyote!!!)
Moody Gardens:
Hilton Houston Hobby Airport:

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