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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Submarine moms are special:

 --- All of us have boys, "SAILORS!"

 --- Who serve on "boats,"

 --- With whereabouts unknown, and

 --- We only get sporadic, short emails while they're out!


Tell us where your sailor serves...

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My Sailor is on the USS Minnesota. Boat is finally fixed and all ready for first underway soon. As of yesterday he ranked up again to an E4. I am in so many Navy groups I have no idea where to look to find where they post it. Doesn't matter though. I knew he could do it! 

Way to go Sailors and their family's.

Happy Memorial Day to all who have and now serve our great nation. 

On the Topeka stationed in Guam.  Does not appear to be a lot of communication from the sailors below :)

My sailor is a MT/E4 on the HMJACKSON in Bangor, Washington. So excited he is back on the west coast and looking forward to visiting him soon. The hardest times are waiting for his emails but one of the happiest times when I get one! Love my lil munchkin and so proud of him and his hard work!
My son is on the USS Buffalo stationed in Hawaii currently deployed. Has anyone heard from their sailor in the past 2 weeks?

My son Steven is on the USS Tennessee 734 blue crew. He is at Kings Bay, GA and he is now on his first deployment. Even though I am very nervous, I know he is doing what he likes the most; serving our country! We are all so proud of him and just pray to God each and every day to bring him back home safe and to watch over him and the entire crew. We all have freedom because they are brave! I love you son very much!

USS Olympia 

My son is on the Scranton. They went from NH to CT and are doing tests before heading to San Diego

My son is abord the USS Providence. In NH. Newbie. Navigation. 

My son will be on the USS COLUMBIA! Out of Pearl Harbor. He is leaving this Sunday for Hawaii. He just graduated from A-school as a STS.

My son is an MT assigned to the RI, but right now he's out with the Alaska

The Rhody?? That was my husbands first boat :) he got off back in March of last year, I miss that boat

My son calls it the Rhody too. :)

He's been happy with the crew he's worked with but was looking forward to getting underway and starting work on those fish :)


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