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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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Assistance available for spouses seeking jobs By Karen Jowers When Air Force wife Krissy Strat­ton arrived at Egl…

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ET job description

General Info: The Navy's Advanced Electronics / Computer Field offers extensive training in all aspects of electronics including computer…

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Families with children

Sadly before you know it, deployment days will reach us. The Navy has some great programs out there for children dealing with separation an…

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0 Jun 9, 2009

Is your ET or FC on a Submarine?

Happy to say, that today someone started a new group for the SECF families. I know on occassion we have had some stop in with sailors that…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

0 Jun 8, 2009

OPSEC Points :

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases . Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions. Don’…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

1 Apr 20, 2009
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twidget. a soldier or other military individual whose job primarily involves using or maintaining electronics. Subjects: English, United St…

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12 Apr 8, 2009
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An FC says...

Question for navy FC's? I'm going into the Navy as an FC which I've come to understand is the rate thats takes care of onboard weapons syst…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

1 Mar 11, 2009
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Blue Candle Lighting

In several groups we have discussed lighting a blue candle on Christmas Day to remember the sailors who are not coming home.. Admin asked u…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

2 Dec 17, 2008

AECF (Advanced Electronics Computer Field) Overall Job Description for ETs and FCs

Thought this might be helpful for those that have family members in DEP or recruits in boot camp that are under contract for the AECF progr…

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4 Nov 16, 2008

The Sea Calls

Hey, I hope this isn't too forward of me. I wrote a short poem and would like some feedback... I know it doesn't include girls, but that go…

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