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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Weddings **Future Brides**


Weddings **Future Brides**

Wedding bliss doesn't always seem like that if you planning a white wedding with a military man.

Gather Ideas, Planning tips, great website good deals.

*Mother of the Groom or Bride share you stories or experiance

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2016

Discussion Forum

Big wedding planning

Started by EricakK81. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 20, 2014. 4 Replies

How do you plan a big wedding ? He is in A school right now but on hold and doesn't know when his class will start. How do u pick a date and plan for the wedding? We r getting married court house…Continue

Catholic Wedding

Started by jmasseca. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey Ladies! For anyone that may know anything about the catholic church and getting married in one but not being catholic, I would love to talk to you. I need someone's expertise! My fiance is…Continue

My fiancé was told to postpone the wedding

Started by kikicook12. Last reply by amberrose Feb 2, 2012. 2 Replies

My fiancé and I had originally planned to get married before he finished A school and got his first orders, but recently he's been told from a number of higher ups that a wedding will be too…Continue

info for a church wedding

Started by Ari♥. Last reply by jodybrock Jan 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi, I have a question, I hope someone of you have some information about this, Im catolic and we want to get married by the church BUT my fiance doesn´t have the sacrament of confirmation, do you…Continue

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Comment by NavySweetheart11 on January 10, 2012 at 2:13pm

Soooo he proposed last night!! And were getting married! So excited! :)

Comment by Ari♥ on January 6, 2012 at 8:04pm

Hi all!! My name is Ari, i'm engaged (and super in love) of a Navy sailor, and im trying to figure it out how to plan my wedding day with the NAVY schedule :D
He just graduated from A school and has been assigned to Kingsbay :D so we are planning on getting married after his first deployment.
If someone wants a new friend feel free to add me :D

Comment by Jess_0411 on January 6, 2012 at 5:45pm
I think that calling it a wedding or vow renewal and giving the original date on the invitation will be the bride's call. I've seen it done both ways, but it all depends on how the bride wants to go about it.
Comment by abuon18 on January 6, 2012 at 5:41pm
Hi Linda! I am doing what your son is doing. I married my husband 2 weeks ago in a small ceremony with just our close family and are planning on having a big wedding next year on our anniversary. We are calling it a vow renewal since we are already married. I believe that's the proper way to do it, unless your son and his wife got married outside of a church and are planning on having their wedding next year in a chiurch. Then I think it's okay to call it a wedding! Best of luck to your son and his wife!
Comment by mn linda (nuke MM ELT Groton CT) on January 6, 2012 at 5:35pm

I'm the mother of the groom, not the bride, but my son got married in October -- he calls it doing the paperwork for the military -- and they want a big wedding this summer.  Has anyone done this?  Did you call the big ceremony a 'renewal of vows' or what?  did you mention the original wedding date in the invitations?

Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on October 6, 2011 at 9:59am
Comment by Paymaster on October 3, 2011 at 7:53pm
NAS is Naval Air Station
Comment by ald2316 (Ship 3 Div. 336) on September 22, 2011 at 8:55pm
oh i dont know.. what's the differnce?? He is going to be an IT.
Comment by amberrose on September 22, 2011 at 9:34am
Is he going to NAS?  Corry?
Comment by ald2316 (Ship 3 Div. 336) on September 21, 2011 at 6:05pm
amberrose: He is going to be in A-school in Penscola,FL for 19 weeks.

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