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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 6:59pm on July 10, 2016, lemonelephant said…

DianeSR....r, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes change to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your loved one.

At 1:14pm on March 30, 2011, ladyayp said…
hI dIANE. I am not sure what thsi meeting is, but if it will help me to cope, I am all for it. If you would like my e-mail is It will make it easier to communicate. Thanks
At 8:41pm on July 31, 2010, Silvia...proud mom of Gabe's said…
It was a pleasure meet you today and thanks for all the tips about the PIR!!!!
At 4:41pm on August 29, 2009, Growlermom711 said…
hopefully Jim and his wife Kate will be moved in by Thanksgiving. As you well know ,the Navy doesn't do anything by our schedule.When we know a definate date, I will let you know-it would be nice if everyone could get together. My husband and I will not be going out to Oak Harbor till the spring of next year. maybe sometime if we all are in the same place at the same time we can get together.
At 3:36pm on August 24, 2009, Growlermom711 said…
Diane we definately need to keep in touch-My son Jim will be there with his wife around Oct(you know how the Navy works with dates!) His house is in Oak Harbor, and my husband has said he wouldn't mind retiring there. We will probably be going out there late Spring or early summer of next year. Jim is going to try to come home for the holidays with his wife as they haven't been home in a year and a half! We promised to visit them next year , so if you go out there we can get together. They will be there for 2 or 3 years I guess.,so at some point ,we might be there at the same time! Keep in touch
At 10:47am on August 11, 2009, Growlermom711 said…
Hi Diane my son will be returning to NAS Whidbey, probably in Oct.He will be involved in the Tactics school and the new Growler. He was stationed there a few years ago, and has a house in Oak Harbor. What a beautiful place it is and very different from Long Island where we are from!
At 12:43pm on January 26, 2009, Sherry James said…
Diane, You are a real Doll!! Thanks I will speak to him tonight and let you know but he can be rather shy. I really appreciate your generous offer. :>D
At 11:51am on January 26, 2009, Sherry James said…
You're welcome and thank you I am very proud of PJ. Having started in 9th grade working toward his goal, it certainly sounds like Paul has known for a long while what he wanted to do!! Good for him. Which college did Paul attend? My son wants to become a pilot, currently he's a high school senior. Thank you Diane for sharing with me. Sherry
At 9:25pm on January 25, 2009, Sherry James said…
Hi Diane,

Welcome to N4M!! Congratulations on your son Paul's service!! I'm sure you are proud of him. Where is he stationed now? My daughter is a naval officer stationed in Norfolk, VA.

Feel free to visit my page as well, Sherry

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