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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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I am a mom,of a young man who just entered boot camp and will be eventually in a submarine. I work as a school nurse in 3 inner city schools. Have another child a daughter. Love to unwind by working out hiking walking,praying. Have deep faith am a Christian
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Want to connect with other sub moms

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 7:13pm 1 Comment

My son just graduated and is now in Groton Ct for A there a group of moms I could connect with?

I feel like I am on top of the world today....just heard from my son today, he has been in basic training for 21/2 weeks now....didn't expect to hear fro him this soon....I had just gotten home 10 mi…

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 3:44pm 12 Comments

I feel like I am on top of the world today....just heard from my son today, he has been in basic training for 21/2 weeks now....didn't expect to hear fro him this soon....I had just gotten home 10 minutes before that..God is good...I was so happy I just got home in time...he sounded great ...said he is doin great...boy am I relieve ..I was afraid of the adjustment...never knew a phone call could make me feel this good...can,t wait til PIR

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At 10:42pm on September 16, 2013, Donna said…

Hi Ronny,

I'll be holding a packing party Nov 2nd at the Port 5 with other Navy Moms.  Refer to the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor for information.  It's a great group.  I hope you'll consider joining us.

Please email me if you'd like to help us Pack up donations for our sailor in time for the holidays.


At 9:17am on September 8, 2013, Donna said…

HI Ronny,

My son has is a Yeoman stationed in San DIego.  He's been there since June 2012.  We live in Trumbull.  It's always nice to connect with Navy moms in the area.

On November 2nd we'll be doing a Packing Party at the Port 5 Veteran's CLub in Bridgeport with some other Navy Moms.  If your interested please message me and I'll send you their wish list items.   These items will reach them in time for the Holidays!  Please help us make it a special day for them this holiday season.

PS. IF you haven't joined CT Navy Moms I hope you will.  It's a nice way to meet other CT Navy Moms. :)

At 10:56pm on September 4, 2013, Donna said…


At 8:20pm on September 1, 2013, lemonelephant said…

The Rating Information card for SECF can be found at Join SECF - ET & FT & STS and be sure to check out the other groups I gave you earlier.

At 2:37pm on August 31, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Be sure and check out the Survival Guide for Newbies…It has some valuable info you would like to know :) It can be found here:
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.
At 9:16pm on August 30, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join Sub Moms and GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out the Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. Do you know what his particular rating (job specialty) is going to be? There may be a group for that as well.


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