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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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Michigan Cindy
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At 10:06pm on August 3, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Cindy, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side of the page below the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to send me a message.

Our August adoptees were just announced on Monday. On the same page, go to the Discussion forum at the top of the page and read "August is for the Attack Squadron the Shadowhawks."

Thanks for joining us! Pat  (BTW, I grew up in Lowell, MI....small world????) haha

At 3:57pm on December 6, 2010, justykar said…
hi cyndi, yo hablo español e Ingles, me gustaria que aceptaras mi amistad, ya que mi hija està en George Washington y yo vivo fuera del territorio de Estados Unidos, me gustarìa tener otro contacto ademas del de mi hija que hace todo lo posible para comunicarse conmigo todas las veces k puede. Felices Fiestas, Happy Holidays!!!
At 11:26pm on August 20, 2010, blessedsailorsmom ship12div 039 said…
thank you Cindy ! and nice pics! God bless you and your mom!
At 1:45pm on March 20, 2010, Christina said…
Thanks. Yes I have been doing my thing with school & I guess thats why I felt like this would have been great timing while he's in the Navy & I'm in my 2nd year of schooling, will soon be a junior this coming fall, but I thought it would be fine because we're both doing are thing. I just got scared when he said stuff like that, "I'm not sure if we're going to make it." or "I don't want to drag you down with me because it might get worse." Or stuff like that. He's having a hard time in school & I've helped him but he's just struggling right now, like he did when he was in high school & I supported him then & I won't stop now. But I won't give up, & I don't want to push him too much & things are better. He said he was just feeling really depress and school was going down hill and now he's on MNS so he can't come home on the weekends, then he thought that I don't deserve that and stuff. But I told him, that you need to do what you need to do over there. Don't worry about me cuz you should know I'm always going to be there for you and we're (his family and I) always going to support you. And right now he's doing better, passing his tests and feeling better. I know when he doesn't do that well, he tends to get depressed, but I try my best to bring him up and I try not to push it too much in his face cuz I don't want him to think about too much. So I do understand what you're saying and yeah I'm still continuing to grow as an adult, I just turned 21 about a month ago, (Oh he's 22 years old too) looking at internships and what not. It's been busy for me here so I usually don't worry about him too much, I just have been a lot this month because he said all that and I got scared, but I learned that we've been friends for about 5 years and we've been dating for over 3 years. And I know the love between us is strong and always have been. His family and everyone can see it. But we were best friends before we started dating and we still are will always support each other
At 10:59pm on October 24, 2009, jboysmom said…
Hi Cindy,
My son is AS and I'm wondering if he is in class with your son. My son's name is Jacob and I see from your page that your son is Jake. I'm going to send a friend request for you so that I can send a personal message to you and we can exchange more information about our sons to find out if they are in class together.Look forward to hearing more from you.
Jboys mom

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