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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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Dan's Dad (John)
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:29pm on May 16, 2011, TexasDocMom said…
Good for you! You're absolutely right...this is what the group that Dr Biden and the First Lady should take on...making sure when our kids leave the military they are ready and certified for civilian jobs!
At 11:57pm on March 2, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi John, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! The new adoptees for March have just been announced on Molly's page. For more information on how to join in the fun, go to Molly's page and click on "View All" in the Discussion forum. Then go to page 2 and read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us. Pat
At 6:56pm on January 24, 2011, Greg-and-Angela said…
getting weird e-mails from this site and don't like it. thought maybe it might quit if I changed the page. No-one but you will notice anyway. lol
At 4:28pm on October 19, 2010, Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors said…
Dan, as for Richard's new "hardware", I guess he had a lot a free time while at sea this past summer! lol My corpsman still has his two from boot camp!
I was told that the sea warfare and the other one he has are easy to get while at sea. Where else can you go, but read, study and get the signatures!
At 6:41pm on May 23, 2010, medics mom ship03/ div143 said…
ummm......I guess so :)
At 2:34pm on April 21, 2010, Bob (Christian's Dad) said…
Thanks John, yes I can tell I'm in for a ride. Haha.
Congratulations to Dan for completing A School. Best Wishes to Dan.
At 1:51pm on April 21, 2010, Bob (Christian's Dad) said…
Hey Dan, I'm really glad to find another Dad here. It's tough to find active Dad's on the Mom's or the Dad's site for most subjects. Navy Dad's has a lot of Nuke group members but not much else for my situation, at least yer.
I am really close to my son and want all the info I can get.
Good to meet you. How's it going for Dan? Where is his school located?
At 12:51pm on March 3, 2010, Dan's Dad (John) said…

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