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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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PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI


PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI

For All With Sailors that PIR'ed 8/19/11

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

Holiday care packages

Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by CarolP Oct 14, 2011. 51 Replies

For those that wish to participte in Holiday care pakages.


Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by gsskygirl(SECF) Sep 7, 2011. 2 Replies

 Meanings of sailor tattoos..A black pearl earring for survivors of…Continue

Ft. Sam Houston A School Sailors (Corpsman)

Started by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)). Last reply by kathy Aug 26, 2011. 11 Replies

Please keeps the alumni informed of your sailors progess in "A" School. A Hospital Corpsman (HM) - Is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on February 15, 2012 at 10:43pm

congrats BtownSandy!  and they are so smart to get that first deployment underway before getting married!  it's so hard. 

Comment by BtownSandy on February 15, 2012 at 9:39pm

My sailor is engaged! He's a sailor as well. They are at least going to hold off on getting married until after they have both deployed for the first time. They wanna make sure that they will be able to get through being away from each other for long periods.

Comment by kathy on February 7, 2012 at 11:44am
AT&T calling cards do work ship to shore have been using them Walmart and kroger both sell them and you can reload them at anytime by phone or Internet
Comment by shuga on February 7, 2012 at 10:05am

Just sent it Duhhuh

Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on February 7, 2012 at 10:00am

shuga, email me at

for some reason i can't send a PM, keeps telling me to pick a recipient even when i have.  i have some important info for ya

Comment by shuga on February 7, 2012 at 9:37am

Thanks so much for the help, it's greatly appreciated 

Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on February 6, 2012 at 11:47pm

you can put her address on facebook.  you can't put places, dates, etc.  look on facebook and see if the ship has a facebook page.  when they post something, you can too.  due to OPSEC rules you can post that they will port in say england on feb 7.  once the ship posts info it's then public knowledge.

Comment by shuga on February 6, 2012 at 11:36pm

Thanks Duhhuh. Another question, she wants me to post her address on face book, can we do that, I thought I read somewhere that when they are on deployment we are not allowed to post that info.

Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on February 6, 2012 at 9:21pm


you need a special card, ship-to-shore.  regular phone cards will not work from the ship.

they can be purchased at the nex either on the ship or on a base.

here's the link to buy them online (you'll need to set up an account using your daughters info)  i'm also going to send you a PM.

once you set up an account search for ship-to-shore phone card


Comment by kathy on February 6, 2012 at 3:34pm
My daughter still uses the one I sent to bootcamp and my friend bought her sons at walmart both work on the ships

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