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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Los Angeles Region

This group is for members in the Los Angeles Region.  We are hoping to have Meet & Greets, share information and support each other.

Location: Los Angeles County, California
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2016


MEET & GREET: Saturday  April 28, 2012

2:00PM @

Damon's Steakhouse
317 N. Brand

Glendale, CA

(818) 507-1510

Reservations have been made, please join us.

Discussion Forum

Where do you live?

Started by Bandito's Mom. Last reply by denise Dec 23, 2012. 10 Replies

Please list the general area that you live so we can get a good idea of where to hold the second Meet & GreetContinue

Meet and Greet for April

Started by elizabeth. Last reply by Diana Ross Apr 29, 2012. 6 Replies

Meet and GreetSaturday, April 28th, 2012Damon's Steak House317 N. Brand Blvd.Glendale, CA  91203818-507-1510Reservations at 2:00PMContinue

First Los Angeles Region Meet & Greet 21Jan2012 2:00pm

Started by Bandito's Mom. Last reply by Cheri (L.A. FT Mom) Mar 3, 2012. 15 Replies

We will have our first LA Region M&G atCalifornia Pizza Kitchen10704 Venice BlvdCulver City, CA 90232301 287 2727This is the corner of Venice Blvd and Overland. About 1-2 miles East of 405 Fwy, and 1-2 miles South of 10 FwyWe will hold the…Continue


Started by elizabeth Oct 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello and thank to you all the wonderful N4M members that have joined this group.  If you have any N4M's friends in the Los Angeles Area please feel free to send them an invitation to join us.  The more the Merrier.

What the San Francisco Bay area does. Post by BunkerQB

Started by Bandito's Mom Oct 22, 2011. 0 Replies

This group was needed. So Cal is a BIG area. I grew up in Glendale. Graduated from USC. I am the creator and admin of the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group. Feel…Continue

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Comment by denise on October 6, 2012 at 9:14pm

dates are good for me.  sure hope gas goes down soon!

Comment by Bandito's Mom on October 6, 2012 at 12:41pm

LadyHawk, Canyon Country may be a bit far north, maybe somewhere in the Valley?  Everyone is spread out, so it is hit and miss.  Go for it, name a time and place, we can set it up.  Would Nov 3 or 10 work? 

Comment by cozymom on October 5, 2012 at 12:13pm

Lady Hawk. I also live in Canyon Country. How's everyone doing. Hard to believe we have hit October already!!

Comment by denise on September 30, 2012 at 1:30pm

Good morning!  i am new to this group.

my daughter was just stationed in San Diego and I live in Gardena. (i know how fortunate i am to have her so close!)

a M&G sounds wonderful!

Comment by Bandito's Mom on September 29, 2012 at 6:26pm

LadyHawk would love to have one.  Do you want to set a date?  Been a bit since we had one.  We will all jump in and help once we decide on a date.  Seems that weekend days have worked well.  We had one in Culver City and one in Glendale. 

Comment by TenaciousDee on August 4, 2012 at 1:18am

Thank you Bandito's Mom! I look forward to the next meet and greet!

Comment by cozymom on July 26, 2012 at 1:39pm

Hello everyone! Haven't been around for quite awhile and just popped in to catch up! Although I missed the last M&G I'm hoping to make the next one. My son just received his fish and is getting ready to go out on his first underway. Exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.

Hope you all are enjoying your summers. Bandito's Mom--that shop has been crazy busy with our great Cali weather!

Comment by Bandito's Mom on July 25, 2012 at 9:35pm

TenaciousDee,,,, Welcome aboard!  We have a plan to get together about every quarter.  Hoping for sometime in Aug or Sep.  Will probably start planning soon.

My son is in So Carolina, finished A School and now in Power School for Nuclear Technician

Comment by TenaciousDee on July 15, 2012 at 11:32pm

Hello! My son in currently in GL for A School! I'm happy to have found this group! 

Comment by Bandito's Mom on July 8, 2012 at 9:26pm

Hope you all had a very happy 4th!  Sorry I have been AWOL a bit.  Super busy with the store, especially now that it is summer.  Son and his DIL had leave this week and spent it traveling to DC.  Also checked out Norfolk VA in hopes that some day they will be stationed there.


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