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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 6:42am on September 9, 2012, mother always said…

Good morning

Thank you BoosMom for adding me as a friend.

My son is stationed in Ca,Lemoore,is the town's name.He is an AZ of that squadron.

I live in Puerto Rico.I have to think when I'm writing,because I think in spanish,then translate...Nice to have a new friend! This is my son's 2nd deployment..

At 8:22pm on July 22, 2011, ProudMama (ship 2 div 937) said…
BoosMom, I wanted to let you know that I found my son in the pictures of the PIR from today. Wow! I feel much better now.  I know how you must have felt last week when you saw your daughter in the graduation from last week.  Just one more week to go and we see them in person!!
At 3:22pm on July 21, 2011, ProudMama (ship 2 div 937) said…
Thank you so much for your information.  I am such a worrier and always think the worst.  You have helped to ease my mind.  I am so grateful.  See you next Thursday at Meet and Greet and thank you personally.
At 1:57pm on July 21, 2011, ProudMama (ship 2 div 937) said…

Hi BoosMom, my son is in the same division as your daughter.  Is your daughter doing the same thing in all 3 of the PIRs that they are in?  My son said that he is carrying the Alabama flag for their PIR, but it wasn't him holding the Albama flag in last Fridays PIR.  Also I am so worried, he was so faithful in writing every week and now we did not get a letter last week or today. 

At 8:04am on July 5, 2011, Christy said…
Moosmom...thanks and welcome
At 2:09pm on June 29, 2011, diannep said…
At 2:22pm on June 13, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
thank you =)
At 9:30pm on June 11, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Oops. I mean it's good that you have joined the PIR group for July 29, 2011
At 5:08pm on June 2, 2011, BunkerQB said…

It looks like you have joined the PIR 07/22/2011 already, so you are in good shape. You'll just have to wait for the form letter to come. SAVE THAT letter - important - will have your password for getting parking pass.  Just be sure to join this group for info everything for PIR

look at the video in this survival guide

At 5:20pm on May 25, 2011, trucka'smom said…

My son left last Weds, May 18th and arrived at Great Lakes the next day, Thursday, May 19th.  The "box" came today, Weds May 25.  The FedEx pkg was mailed on Friday the 20th.  His pants legs were rolled up just like I've been reading in other posts. 


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