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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.



Weddings **Future Brides**


Weddings **Future Brides**

Wedding bliss doesn't always seem like that if you planning a white wedding with a military man.

Gather Ideas, Planning tips, great website good deals.

*Mother of the Groom or Bride share you stories or experiance

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2016

Discussion Forum

Big wedding planning

Started by EricakK81. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 20, 2014. 4 Replies

How do you plan a big wedding ? He is in A school right now but on hold and doesn't know when his class will start. How do u pick a date and plan for the wedding? We r getting married court house…Continue

Catholic Wedding

Started by jmasseca. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey Ladies! For anyone that may know anything about the catholic church and getting married in one but not being catholic, I would love to talk to you. I need someone's expertise! My fiance is…Continue

My fiancé was told to postpone the wedding

Started by kikicook12. Last reply by amberrose Feb 2, 2012. 2 Replies

My fiancé and I had originally planned to get married before he finished A school and got his first orders, but recently he's been told from a number of higher ups that a wedding will be too…Continue

info for a church wedding

Started by Ari♥. Last reply by jodybrock Jan 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi, I have a question, I hope someone of you have some information about this, Im catolic and we want to get married by the church BUT my fiance doesn´t have the sacrament of confirmation, do you…Continue

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Comment by Anti M on July 14, 2011 at 10:51pm

OKay, fining tuning the travel information.  It is possible to marry after he receives orders and still get your travel reimbursed.  The trick is to marry before "effective date" on his orders.  He can still file for reimbursement for your move and it may take some time to go through, and PSD ay give him hell.  Also, unaccompanied orders will not be changed to include you if he is sent where dependents cannot go or require command sponsorship overseas.


JFTR, VOL 1, Chapter 5, Para. U5215 (memorize this)


C. Dependents Acquired on or Before Effective Date of Orders. Except upon graduation from a Service academy (see par. U5222-A2), a member, who acquires a dependent on or before the effective date of PCS orders, is entitled to dependents’ travel and transportation allowances from the place where the dependent is acquired to the new PDS, up to the entitlement for travel from the old PDS to the new PDS. Such entitlement is without regard to:

1.    whether TDY is directed or performed en route, or

2.    the location of the old or new PDS.


Comment by Anti M on July 11, 2011 at 2:23pm

The pictures are marvelous.  


Hehehe, time for a new set of stresses.  Isn't the Navy fun?

Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on July 11, 2011 at 12:11am
No matter what. The wedding day went by so fast! All that stress is over in an instant!
Comment by Ladybug<3 on July 10, 2011 at 12:30pm

Hey girls! just saw this group and it looks fun! :) It will be good to connect with others who not only understand the stresses of planning a wedding but also planning one around the Navy!!! Beautiful pictures Whitney!! Congratulations!! :)

Comment by abuon18 on July 9, 2011 at 8:36am
Congratulations! Looks like it was a fabulous day I'm glad you were able to have the wedding of your dreams :) Your dress is gorgeous by the way and I love the purple & green color combination! (Sorry wedding planner over here, lol so I notice all the little details!)
Comment by Janae' *My Love is HOME :)* on July 8, 2011 at 7:11pm
Congratulations Whitney, your pics are so pretty and you both look very nice... You make a beautiful couple
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on July 8, 2011 at 2:45pm

It was in Peoria, IL. We had so much fun. It was so gorgeous! our day was from 6 am until 2 am and I swear it was the shortest day of my life!


Comment by MaryP on July 8, 2011 at 9:44am
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING! where was it held?
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on July 8, 2011 at 9:34am

I'm back from our wedding!


Comment by annamichael on July 6, 2011 at 9:35am

Right, I know all that. I should have added in there that if we were to wait until after he finishes C school, we would already have a JOP wedding or a very small wedding. My main concern is if we do wait for the ceremony/celebration, would he be able to take leave from his duty station after only being there for a few months? He would only need to take a few days.

Thank you for your info, though!


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