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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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

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January Groups

Group1 - Carolyn's son. He's on a ship and we mailed 26 to his unit today, 1-2-10! Group 2 - From Molly's page, it is an Army mash unit, w…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

53 Mar 1, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Guam is football theme

Our contact in Guam posted this information today. I had asked for it and she really came thru. I currently have on hand fabric for: packer…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

102 Feb 10, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Is your child deployed? My Heart's Desire

It has long been on my mind and heart that I would love to adopt the children and their unit of my fabulous Heads at Ease crew. Sewing is…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

20 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Pillowcase Instructions

Pillowcases: I always wash and iron my fabric. I don't like the sizing in it and more often then not, it softens up. I use vinegar and a l…

Started by LLovesmysailor

23 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

November and December projects

Hi crew, Molly has announced their group for these 2 months. We won't be sending them pillowcases as Lyn has been making Christmas stockin…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

28 Dec 23, 2009
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Mystery Project

Okay, ladies, Sue has a mystery project and it is BIG! There are so many details that still need to be resolved and time is very short. So…

Started by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor

52 Nov 1, 2009
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

Sub pillowcases

Lyn's son is coming home and she will be meeting the sub. Since they can't get packages or mail while deployed, the MWR does welcome home p…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

23 Sep 25, 2009
Reply by LLovesmysailor

Who do we choose?

How to choose a group for HAE to adopt? That is a great question. AND let me say this up front, I want to do everyone! I'll tell you how I…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

4 Sep 23, 2009
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


Aahh that elusive heart. It is the basis of the whole project. And what better symbol than a heart to show our love for our sailors. So, I…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

16 Sep 14, 2009
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


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