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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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Undesignated...What's Up With That? Discussions (22)

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Nothing Wrong with Undesignated Sailor!

 First off ladies my heart goes out to you for supporting your love one's. It's not the end of the world to be classified undes. I should k…

Started by David BLatest Reply

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Nothing Wrong with Undesignated Sailor!

 First off ladies my heart goes out to you for supporting your love one's. It's not the end of the world to be classified undes. I should k…

Started by David B

55 Oct 29, 2017
Reply by NavyBrat

So I am freaking out a bit!

Really, I can't help but freak out a bit here. I am literally up at night thinking about my daughter signing up in DEP as a S-PACT. I found…

Started by tracemc

4 Oct 29, 2017
Reply by NavyBrat

Undes 2017

Does anyone have any current info on the Seamen PACT program?  My son just started bc and I am a bit worried for him.  I only see past info…

Started by Melissagonavy

8 Oct 29, 2017
Reply by NavyBrat

Concerned mom

My son when he joined the Navy was supposed to have been in Subs. He went to Groten for 2 months for A school. After 2 months the medically…

Started by Dawn Hoover

1 May 26, 2017
Reply by LynB

Airman Training

How long is airman training in Pensacola after BC? I've read 4 weeks, 3 weeks, and my son's recruiter said probably 5 weeks...He graduates…

Started by abcmom

7 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by tnmom50

What after BC?

Can someone tell me where a SR goes after boot camp if they have joined as undesignated.  Everyone is talking about A school but I know the…

Started by sulleygma11

15 Nov 9, 2014

DAR to get out of undesignated

My son put in a DAR to get out of his PACT undesignated contract... He apparently listed 10 jobs. Can anybody give me any info if there is…

Started by kim

10 Sep 13, 2014
Reply by chaunandvikkiimom ship03 div 293

What is Red Rate?

My daughter has been undesig for a year.  She texted me to say she met with the CC (Career Counselor?) and said she chose Red Rate- Quarter…

Started by ProudMom

1 Jan 2, 2014
Reply by ProudMom

I'm going in PACT-SN, any info please!

Hi there! I'm not a mom, I'm a future sailor haha...but this is the first forum I've seen that isn't trashing on Undes, and I REALLY need i…

Started by BD2012

8 Nov 7, 2013
Reply by rystarr

What happens after basic?

What happens after basic for a Sailor in the S-PACT program? As in for more training.

Started by Eryn

3 Oct 23, 2012
Reply by farmerjo


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