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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Ship 14 Div 228 graduating ⚓️☺️

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 15, 2017. 10 Replies

Received my son's paperwork. Any other mom's graduating on 7/28?


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Pooter527 replied to Duke0625's discussion 'Division 409' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"How did you get the pir date so quick? I remember waiting a bit to receive it. My son is 2 yrs in, in the ME.  I remember basic vividly. It will get better. Try to keep your mind busy."
Sep 11, 2019
Pooter527 replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Wisdom teeth removed?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Unfortunately they are probably going to take them. My son had his out. He was fine. Try not to worry. If they take them she’ll be fine."
May 20, 2019
Pooter527 commented on Mary, Proud Mom of Nick's group 'AECF - FCs and ETs'
"ETS having a lot of job opportunities in the civilian job market."
Apr 16, 2019

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I am the proud wife of 21 years of a police officer, mother of a sailor(ET)and army medic, animal lover and foster for a beagle rescue.
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At 1:32pm on December 30, 2018, 9699mom said…

Hi Pooter527 !  

How is your son doing since he arrived? 

At 9:12am on August 6, 2017, Pat L. in IL said…

Thank you for the friend request!

At 8:22am on August 1, 2017, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! Our new adoption will be announced today in the "Discussion Forum" on the Molly's home page.

If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 1:53am on June 12, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 227 and 228 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.

At 10:11pm on June 8, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Join AECF - FCs and ETs; your recruit will discover his rating while in BC, usually near the end of BC. "A" School is in GL, so you will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for AECF can be found at (It has an error in the number of weeks for ATT; it should be 9 weeks instead of 11 for FC and 11 weeks rather than 119 weeks for ET.) The Rating Information Card for Electronics Technician (ET) can be found at and the one for Fire Controlman (FC) can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.)


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