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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



PIR 9/2/2010 Discussions (40)

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Ship 11 Div 295

Hi my daughter is in this ship and division but said she bunks with girls from other divisions because there are only a few "females" as sh…

Started by DeidresmomDebbie(ship11-Div295)

10 Sep 30, 2010
Reply by DeidresmomDebbie(ship11-Div295)

What is a Snipe?

In Medieval days up till the early 1800's there were no engines and no Snipes. Along about 1812 the Navy obtained their first paddle wheel…

Started by Craig

0 Sep 12, 2010

Free USPS Packaging for Family and Friends of Service members

Free USPS Packaging for Family and Friends of Service members The United States Postal Service is providing military family members and fr…

Started by Eunice-Ship07Div290 PIR 09/02

9 Sep 11, 2010
Reply by lacbdave

Ship 11 Div 300 PIR 9/2/10

Have you heard from your daughter or son?  My daughter is in Div 300 and she sounds good, but tired.  Interesting in hearing how your daugh…

Started by momofgm (Becca's Mom)

48 Aug 31, 2010

If you're going into Chicago after grad

If you go into Chicago. Its hour drive with traffic (at 5 even longer) and train outside base took about 1-1 1/2 depending on stops and del…

Started by djloch (Zac's Mom)

1 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by richsmom (Div 818 PIR 9/2/10)

Things to do near Great Lakes after 9/2 graduation

We will be staying in Great Lakes through Sunday after graduation and wonder if anyone has any ideas about some interesting places to visit…

Started by Carol M

6 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by djloch (Zac's Mom)

~~~~~ FINAL TEST ~~~~ FINAL TEST ~~~~~ FINAL TEST ~~~~~ FINAL TEST ~~~~~

Ok, this will be my final test.    I truly love talking Navy and getting people to understand it.  Your sons, daughters, & spouses are…

Started by Craig

6 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Craig


Anyone out there with a son, daughter or husband or wife in this group

Started by Terri(Machinist Mate Mom)

45 Aug 27, 2010

TEST #10 ~~~~~~~Military Trivia~~~~~ Video Daily Double ~~~~~

Ok, which one of these people was NOT in the military? ************TELL ME WHICH ONE YOU VOTED FOR  **************   A.  Senator Ted Kenn…

Started by Craig

4 Aug 26, 2010
Reply by CKH

How we have fun with the new guys in the fleet ~

So what else do we do to the new guys when they get to the ship to meet the crew? We send them on errands for useless items that don’t exis…

Started by Craig

4 Aug 24, 2010
Reply by DeidresmomDebbie(ship11-Div295)


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