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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on August 8, 2010 at 4:22pm
Good lucky Louann, best wishes to everyone!

We are back from seeing our son in Italy. We had a wonderful time! It was so good to see Stephen, it has been over a year so it was time. We got to spend a whole 10 days together, you could not ask for more then that. Hope everyone is doing great.
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on May 18, 2010 at 8:44pm
Hi, how is everyone, I hope everyone is doing great and that their sailors are fine. Leaving very soon to go to see my son it has been over a year and yes it is time to see him. We are going to Italy to spend 10 wonderful days with Stephen. God Bless!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on April 20, 2010 at 12:13pm
Amanda, how is it being married??? I am so happy you get to see your brother that is awesome. I will be seeing my son in May we are going to Italy.

May God watch over David, I will be thinking about him!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on March 17, 2010 at 7:38pm
Hi Marybeth, don't worry we will enjoy, I cannot wait to see him. How are you and your sailor doing? I would love an update!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on March 16, 2010 at 9:18pm
Going to see my Sailor, have not seen him in a year, look out Italy here we come!!!!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on February 20, 2010 at 10:05pm
Just dropped by to say hi, hope everyone is fine and your sailors too!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 20, 2010 at 10:36pm
I am so glad you have gotten to see him, I wish I had the same luck but this year is going to be my year. We are hoping he can come home for Christmas also. Thanks I can not wait to see my son and give him the biggest hug.
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 19, 2010 at 9:32pm
Marybeth, that is so great, well BRAVO ZULU to James. Our boys have really come far. Have you got to see James? I have not seen Stephen since April since he left for Italy, it has been very hard. But, we are going to see him in May, we are all so excited. We talk a lot on skype thank God for skype, I get to see my handsome son every week. Lets try to keep in touch, I would love to hear about James and I love talking to you also. Love Debbie
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 18, 2010 at 9:02pm
I miss all of you, we had the best group. Hope everyone sailors are doing good! Hi Marybeth and ProudNavyDad, so good to hear from you. November 1 they went in, over a year and my son is now in Italy, where is everyone elses sailors?

I do remember how cold it was, but it was not any better this year, It helps to live so close to GL I help a lot of people who are coming in from out of state, which is fun, they are so excited that their son or daughters are becoming sailors, and I have not heard of a better group then ours. Take care!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 30, 2009 at 5:38pm
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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