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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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At 10:54am on July 27, 2012, abuon18 said…
My degree is in Recreation & Leisure Services, and I work in a hotel downtown in the Gaslamp.

That's great you'll be here for the next few years.... I know we're here until t least April and then after that I don't know! It's a little stressful because I finally found this job that I LOVE and we are having a lot of fun in San Diego so I'm just keeping my fingers crosses!!

You know, since you'll be here for a few more years I think it would be okay to get a pet. You still have time before you'll be moving and it's not that hard to move with pets these days! It really is great to have Kelly around when my husband is gone! Are you on Facebook? There's a group on there for navy wives without kids.... They plan all kinds of get togethers and girls nights and stuff and they're a fun group of girls!
At 10:08pm on July 21, 2012, kling said…

Oh wow, I seriously thought I replied to your comment a loooong time ago -__- I'm so sorry!

But um, we both grew up in Oceanside and met in high school during a music concert we both were in. That was about 5 years ago. We didn't actually start dating until 2 months before he left for boot camp, and am going on to 6 months now. It sucks that more than half of the time we've been apart, but that's the lifestyle of the navy right? How bout you two?! How did you guys meet?

And yeah, I work and go to school here. Trying to get my BS at UCSD in the next year or two while working this boring intern job for an online company. How about you? Do you work or go to school here?

At 12:32am on July 11, 2012, kling said…

Yeah, in total I think it's like 1.5 years worth of training. In some ways though, him being in one place for sure for that long is a little reassuring. I agree with you though, boot camp helped us grow "apart" enough to prepare us for all this distance. Haha A School doesn't seem so bad after those 2 months of nothing but letters.

But wow, an entire year! Have you two been together the entire time? 

At 11:35pm on July 10, 2012, abuon18 said…
He's been here since November for A school and is now in C school. He's set to graduate next April but we'll see if that actually happens! We'd love to stay here and are keeping our fingers crossed that since I'm already out here they'll let us stay! How long do you have left here?

Work and school full time is a lot of work! But so rewarding once you finish. I graduated a semester early and worked all through school also full time!

I work full time, downtown, and I love it! That's another reason I hope we stay :) although I do miss staying home with our puppy!
At 5:10pm on July 10, 2012, abuon18 said…
Mine's a Sonar Tech (STG). He's here for school for now but hopefully we'll get stationed here as well! So do you go to school or work out here?
At 4:50pm on July 10, 2012, kling said…

That's so awesome! He and I grew up in Oceanside, so we're reeaaallly hoping that he gets stationed here in SD too, but people keep telling me it's not going to happen because the navy likes to station people far away from home. Glad to know that it happens though! :)

Sadly, I'm stuck here while he's in A School. But he's a Nuke ET and is in Goose Creek for A School for the next...year? Then there's Prototype, so he won't be getting stationed anywhere for at least another 1.5 years.

How long has your guy been in the navy?

At 4:18pm on July 10, 2012, kling said…

Hello there! I'm so new to all this that it's always great to meet new Navy SO's! :) What's your bf/husband's rate? My boyfriend's finished boot camp a month ago and now he's in A School. 

At 3:53pm on July 10, 2012, abuon18 said…
Hi! Always great to meet other Navy wives in San Diego! What's your husband's rate?
At 3:51pm on October 14, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
Good luck to you and yours as you go thru the stages of his training and then out into the fleet.
At 6:22pm on October 11, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
Thee's alsoa group snipe moms (engineers) that seems to have more responses on.  Yes DC is damage control.  My daughter has been in the navy 3 years and has been in Japan since April 2009.  Yes,it is true from what I have read and what has been posted that you would not be able to go with him to Japan if he is not an E-4, so for your sake, pray he gets his first assignment in the US.

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