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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

Members: 285
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Housing in Corpus Christi

Started by AWR. Last reply by LoniJ Apr 24. 1 Reply

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Comment by Glenni yesterday

Thank you so much for the input Suzie. Since he's graduating in December, she should be able to take a job for second semester there. He's actually hoping to fly the SeaHawk, and I believe that training is also in that area. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. But she is also open to subbing. 

I'm excited to learn all about API and how it works. 

Huskermom, when did your son start? What is your son doing now?

Comment by Allison yesterday

Congratulations Glenni! Great news!

Comment by Huskermom on Thursday

Congratulations! My son just finished the first API. It does go really quickly. 

Comment by Helomom on Thursday

Exciting news, Glenni! Congratulations to your son. A new adventure is beginning!

Comment by Suzie on Thursday

Congrats, Glenni!

Just an FYI - Unless things have changed drastically, the time in P'cola until Primary is relatively short.  My son was there about 4 months.  Your DIL should also consider subbing in several districts, especially considering all the "noise" over teaching because their time there may not be long unless he gets selected for an aircraft whose training platform trains there in P'cola after API.

Welcome - enjoy the "ride!"

Comment by Glenni on Thursday

My son just found out that he will be going to Pensacola!!! He got the aviator designation. He said apparently this year there was a "draft" for aviators because at least one of his friends who had put NFO as first choice and aviator as second got aviator, too. I'm so happy for him! Now his wife can start looking for teaching jobs in the Pensacola area for next semester. If anybody has any suggestions about better school districts, please let me know!

Comment by redheadlass on September 27, 2021 at 11:06pm
Fingers crossed! Good luck!
Comment by Glenni on September 27, 2021 at 10:53pm

Well, the selection board has met, so in the next couple of weeks we'll know if our son gets to go to Pensacola!!!

Comment by Glenni on August 29, 2021 at 10:37pm

I’m not sure what’s going to happen. He’s there, but apparently the base is only open right now for mission critical reasons bc of Ida. We’ll see what happens.

Comment by LoniJ on August 28, 2021 at 6:10pm

Glenni, I hope your son's flight physical goes well. My son had to wait an extra week after OCS while they reviewed the medical notes from shoulder surgery he had in the 10th grade. He is a P8 pilot and loves it.


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