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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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Let's chat about our wonderful sons and daughters who have chosen the PACT program.

Members: 222
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2022


It has been a long time since I have posted and I am sorry. I hope everyone has been able to connect with others in the PACT program. My son is now 3 and a half years in and it has been a great experience. He thought he wanted to be an AM. When he got on the ship, he was put with the AO’s. Now he is an AD3. It was best for him to start PACT because we didn’t know much about the Navy and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. This has been a good route for him. 

Discussion Forum


Started by Maya2021. Last reply by Valtameri Apr 21, 2022. 1 Reply

Hello, I am newbie here, My son has signed 3 yr contract for S-PACT and will be leaving for BC next month 01/27. After which we were told he will attend another 3-4 week training and then will be…Continue

PACT Airman

Started by Angella. Last reply by shellyh Jan 7, 2019. 14 Replies

My son just left yesterday for BC, and I am wondering about his A-PACT program. The Chief Petty Officer at his recruiter's office told him that he came in under the PACT program and it was really the…Continue

Im Freaking out a little!

Started by tracemc. Last reply by shellyh Jan 7, 2019. 14 Replies

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 out when I arrived at MEPS to watch her swear in. I am ex…Continue

New and Improved Navy A PACT Program

Started by Barbara. Last reply by shellyh Dec 20, 2018. 13 Replies

Hi all!Relatively new to all this.... my daughter left for BC June 27th.  She signed up under the new and "improved" PACT program.  She was told she would be able to designate after 12 months at her…Continue

Tags: A-PACT, Program, PACT, New

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Comment by Amy on January 8, 2019 at 11:29am


From what I understand, he was supposed to be in classes for 17 days. After graduation he could take leave until he was scheduled to go to his ship.He got his orders before he left BC.

Comment by shellyh on January 7, 2019 at 10:49am

Hi Amy,

So how long is he supposed to be at Pensacola?  My son is set to graduate 2/1/19 and is in the A-PACT.  How did you hear that he will probably go to San Diego, did he find out at BC graduation or after?  Is that going to be his first duty station? 

Comment by Amy on January 7, 2019 at 10:35am


He's had a reprieve since boot camp, LOL. Holidays were down south for him but he has friends there so I think he was ok. I only last talked with him on Christmas. He starts official classes today. When he graduates, he'll be home for a bit. I can't wait to see him!

Comment by Valtameri on January 2, 2019 at 1:53pm

Hi Amy,

Belated congratulations on his graduation! What has been happening since he went to P'cola?

This group is fairly quiet lately, but I am sure other PACT families would be interested in hearing how the process goes.

Comment by Amy on December 14, 2018 at 3:06pm

My son graduated this morning and is flying out tomorrow for Pensacola. He's A-PACT and from what I understand he'll be flying out to San Diego after that. Very excited for him.

Comment by Leah0304 on September 28, 2018 at 10:59am

Hi, my husband just got to boot camp two days ago! This is the job he signed on for.  So glad I found this group.

Comment by LaxtoNavymom on August 4, 2018 at 8:24am
Barbera my son is slated to graduate 8/17. He is FnPact and I know he stays there for a school. He has a meeting this week to find out where he goes from there but he says he knows it's overseas. I just hope he gets leave first
Comment by Barbara on July 22, 2018 at 9:21am

Thanks again Phoenixmom!

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 22, 2018 at 8:43am

Good morning Barbara, the person you should reach out to is LemonElephant she know about all the ratings and about Pact groups leave her a message on her my page and then post her comments it would help others. So many things have changed. Keep your head up eventually answers have to come.

Comment by Barbara on July 22, 2018 at 8:28am

My daughter is.currently in BC. She is in training week 3 where it days they have classification for unrated (which I guess that's us). What happens at that classification? Someone said they get their duty station. I didn't think the got THAT yet?? And he keeps telling me she will get sent to Japan. Not ready for that yet. Daughter just turned 18 first week of BC. Does anyone k ow what happens at this "classification"? I know NUKES get their rating designation, but what hapoens to PACT sailors? Thanks!


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