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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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Corpsmen Moms and Dads Discussions (35)

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my daughter graduates on 4-15-2011 is the Hm school moved?

Hello my daughter Piria is 15 April and said that her school might move to St Antonia. Any trust to it.

Started by nycnative12/ProudparentHMSR

1 Mar 6, 2011
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

PIR 12/3 then Corpsman A School

My son's PIR is 12/3.  Anyone else here as well...? The continuing to Corpsman ASchool?

Started by marylou (ship09 div015)

8 Jan 30, 2011
Reply by Rena'(Dylan's mom)

Anyone have a daughter that is a corpsman?

My daughter left for BC on 8/25/10 and is set to graduate on 10/29/10. Just looking for other mom's that have daughters in the Navy to conn…

Started by pebbles0613

8 Oct 26, 2010
Reply by Mari, Kims mom (Ship07 Div356)

How long is C School for Pharmacy Technician (HM-8482)

Can someone please tell me how long C school is for Pharmacy Tech is? I have been looking around and can not find the answer anywhere. Than…

Started by Shane

6 Oct 1, 2010
Reply by vettespace

FMTB Training Question

Hello, I was wondering if anyone new about liberty/phases/ and visiting our sailors during FMTB training, specifically at Camp Pendleton? a…

Started by PumpkinHead

1 Sep 13, 2010
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Deployment to Afghanistan

Hello! to anybody out there, my son is a HM3 and He is leaving to Afghanistan Saturday April 3rd. on his birthday, I'm really turn up and v…

Started by Navrine

32 Sep 12, 2010

Difference between A school and C school

I was an army brat and then an army wife, and  now a navy mom.  With that being said I'm confused on the difference between A school and C…

Started by Proud Navy Mom Roni

3 Sep 6, 2010
Reply by greenie


My son is in Chicago at A school. I am a little confused when he was recruited as a corpsman they told us nothing about going to train with…

Started by lonzy1988mom

20 Sep 4, 2010
Reply by pebbles0613

Howdy All from Future Navy Corpsman Dad in TX.

I had spent a bit of time on the Navy Dads site while my son was in boot camp, but that community is nowhere near as active as this one and…

Started by deepthinker

11 Sep 1, 2010

Just getting in the door

Hello to all!  I'm sure my questions are old ones but I cannot seem to find the answers when I search (or I get conflicting ones or ones th…

Started by Whirligig

6 Aug 1, 2010


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