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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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Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE Discussions (79)

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Easy Mitered corners

Here is the easy way to do the binding on Quilts. I hope this helps. 1. Sew the binding all the way to the edge of the fabric. 2. Sew paral…

Started by LLovesmysailor

12 Jul 9, 2011
Reply by quiltblue

Project Darkhorse

    "Darkhorse" is the name given to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the most highly decorated regiment in the Marines.  These you…

Started by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor

268 Jun 14, 2011
Reply by Birdie

Roll Call of States

Here is a discussion for those helping with Timothy's quilt. Please list your name and the state or states you are doing. Also any question…

Started by LLovesmysailor

195 May 28, 2011
Reply by D~W~G

Wounded Marines

 They will be in Afghanistan until Feb 2011 and it will be a continuing need.   Conditions/Requests : Conditions- Very dusty and smells lik…

Started by LLovesmysailor

103 Dec 18, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

a little late

I'm a bit late regarding the pillowcase stuff.  Can someone fill me in on these?  My daughter is on the USS Gridley, DDG101 and deploys soo…

Started by Cindy (Proud mom of my Sailor!)

2 Nov 17, 2010
Reply by Cindy (Proud mom of my Sailor!)

Lincoln Project Mailing Labels

At the bottom of this discussion, you will find two PDF files.  One is for the note to include with your pillowcases for the Lincoln pillow…

Started by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor

0 Nov 4, 2010

Christmas Stockings

You will all notice that I didn't include a pattern for the cuffs for the stockings. They are just rectangles and the size depends on the w…

Started by LLovesmysailor

14 Oct 9, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Packing Tips

We all have such great ideas on how to pack things, I thought we should have them in 1 place.   Let's not chatter in here, just post the pa…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

19 Oct 3, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

April Groups

We will still do some other small groups this month.   1.    45 soldiers in Haiti.  Matt's mom and I did them.   2.    10 soldiers in the s…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

92 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Missouri NG Unit Houn Dawgs

Michele is the coordinator for the MO National Guard unit. She has been waiting until we were done with Ft Hood. WE are! whoohoo! awesome j…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

51 Aug 12, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


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