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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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Comment by Nereida on October 11, 2015 at 9:43pm
I am so happy to hear! Thanks Cath Bubblehead mom
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on October 11, 2015 at 9:27am

Nereida - My son said he was impressed with your son. In his words - "

He doesn't talk back, and he always has his notes...very respectful for someone who doesn't have his fish. I don't know what division he's in, but he seems alright If he keeps on track he'll be a good submariner!

Thought you'd like to know!

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on October 10, 2015 at 10:10pm
That's great - I'll have to ask him about it!
Comment by Nereida on October 10, 2015 at 9:37pm
Cath Bubblehead mom - My son mentioned that he met your son! That's was exciting to hear!
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on September 3, 2015 at 9:07pm

Nereida - I sent you a message :-)

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on September 3, 2015 at 9:06pm

There is also a FB page for the Maryland and the Family Readiness Group. My son shares very little also. My Son did a ride along with another boat to get his "quals", but is now back with the MD.

Comment by Margavant28 on September 3, 2015 at 9:02pm
This is all new to me. My son has been in school for over 2 years. He also does not share very often. I am lucky if I hear from him once a month. I have always relied on Navy 4 Moms for info.
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on September 3, 2015 at 8:59pm

HA! That's the million $ question! Last I heard it was going to be into 2016. BAH stops in November (Thats the basing allowance for VA) So, families have either moved or will be moving by November. Sailors & the boat will be later in 2016

Comment by Margavant28 on September 3, 2015 at 8:52pm
Does anyone know when the crew will all be in Georgia?
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on September 3, 2015 at 8:51pm

Yes the boat is in VA - but some families have transitioned to GA already.


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