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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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STG (Sonar) Discussions (18)

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STG path for first year or two

is anyone available on this group to provide me a general overview of how my potential STG sailor’s life will be for the next year or two?…

Started by molly86ag

3 Mar 3, 2019
Reply by abuon18

A & C School in San Diego!

I found a discussion on here but from 2009 and not sure how current or active those members are. My fiance is heading out there in about a…

Started by abuon18

10 Jun 25, 2018
Reply by ellen0502

Moving during school

My husband is doing the stg aef/6 year. He goes to boot camp next month. We own a house here in MA, and I'm just trying to get a loose idea…

Started by JT

2 Jun 30, 2017
Reply by JT

What to bring to GL after Boot Camp, if Sailor is staying

My son is leaving for Boot tomorrow, 6 yr STG. I know he will be staying in GL for 6 weeks, then to SD for at least a year. We plan on driv…

Started by Lisa C.

10 Mar 29, 2016
Reply by abuon18

After PIR - where do they fly out of?

Hi guys, I was wondering after PIR, when do they fly out and out of which airport? My older son went to school in Pensacola, so I know what…

Started by GoNavy

4 Mar 29, 2016
Reply by MissNavyMom

Getting Married in A School

Hi! My fiance sent me a long letter this week and one of the topics was on San Diego. I am trying to figure out the process for him getting…

Started by lizzylou191

3 Feb 27, 2016
Reply by abuon18

Son is on his way to bootcamp today

Hi eveyone, I'm new here and I saw my son swear in about 2 hours ago. I am so proud and so excited for him. He will be part of the STG team…

Started by Publichealthgal

7 Feb 21, 2015
Reply by ProudMum

My wonderful daughter joined the Navy yesterday....

And she selected a job of sonar technician!  We are all very excited and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for her.  I am sure this fiel…

Started by MandE'smom(Hi, I'm Mary)

17 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Kelly W

Soooo many questions...

My daughter leaves for boot camp in July, her rate is STG.  I'm way ahead of the game here, but I'm trying to reconcile what I read, what's…

Started by Sharla

9 Mar 28, 2013
Reply by abuon18

Visit during A school

Can anyone tell me where I would find information about when and if we can visit our son while after he graduates from GL BC and gets settl…

Started by MommasHeart

4 May 23, 2012
Reply by MommasHeart


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