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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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The Braggers Group


The Braggers Group

A place to just brag about your loved one!

Members: 1
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

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Comment by DENISE FROM MICHIGAN on October 30, 2010 at 11:01pm
Hello Ladies, Pretty much new to these sites. Son PIR in December. Durning his first, and so far only, phone call told his Dad that he and another recruit are desinging their division flag and that he will be carrying it during PIR. Not sure how this all came about BUT SO PROUD I THINK MY BRA WILL SNAP!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 21, 2009 at 9:57am
Morning ladies, an E5 is a 2nd class sailor and is one step away from being a Chief. Depending on what rate your sailors are there can be a long stretch inbetween advancements. Our sailor is an e3 but will get advanced in June to an E4 which is considered a 3rd class sailor but e4 makes him a Petty Officer. Allison, your son would currently be a PO 3rd class. It will be the most heart touching moment when he sees Little Jack! I am a former Navy wife and watched many a homecoming but boy...when there is a new baby waiting on the pier...take kleenex!!!

Ohh...I have a brag today!! LOL Our son is in C school and just took his 2nd test, he has scored 100 on both tests and a 98 on his first lab so he is now at a 99 class average! We did tell him he needs to study harder!!! LOL Have a great day ladies!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 17, 2009 at 10:45am
I think we tend to do our "bragging" in whatever group we are in but I'm going to point this group out to some of my NavyMom friends...heck if we brag in here, we are just being PC!!! LOL
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on February 13, 2009 at 5:07pm
HI Carol & Mary and Welcome!

I'm sure the group will start to grow. Maybe if we start chatting more often in here the group would be moved to the front page of Groups with the more recent activity. More moms would then notice us here. :-)
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 12, 2009 at 12:28pm
Hi all! Cannot believe this group is not 12,000 Navy moms strong! LOL We LOVE to brag about our kids ...especially when they are far away - they become even more...braggable!!! Our son will be hitting his one yr anniversary with the Navy next week and just started C school and our daughter is away (4 hrs.) at college so it's just hubby and I now...our first question to each other when he walks in the door is..........have YOU heard from the kids today?! Remember when it used to was your day?!!!
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on February 6, 2009 at 6:19pm
My son is an EN aboard his ship which is currently away on deployment. We miss him very much. I was so happy to hear his voice last night over the phone. The ship is in port for a few days and the last few times he called was at Thanksgiving and Christmas otherwise we'll hear from him by email. I am proud of the fact that my son, and one of many, who are out there serving our country. There are many proud, happy, and sad moments. But I’m prouder when my son has struggled and learned to overcome some of his obstacles. There were a few situations he had to deal with because he was battling with depression and discouragement. It makes me cry when I can’t be there for him and give him a big hug. Only takes a few phone calls or emails from both his dad and I to try to encourage KC the best we can which helps carry him along a little further. As long as he knows his mom and dad are backing him up a hundred percent from home he is okay. Of course, one my happiest moments is when he is home on leave! I miss his smiling face, big hugs, and just being plain goofy!
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on February 4, 2009 at 5:27pm
thanks! as much as I like to write now...probably will not be til friday if not before then in the evening. i'm in the middle of a task that needs to be done...yeah, why am I on here? good question...LOL!! chat with you all soon and have a great day!
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on February 4, 2009 at 5:11am
Is this only a group for mom's whose sailors are in the nuke program?

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