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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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At 7:33pm on April 20, 2011, rose said…

Congrats freebird glad she called. Also glad you are Cancer free. Will get pics for you on Friday.

At 4:21pm on April 17, 2011, linda_d (Ship 2 Div 923) said…
Freebird, that is really neat.  It is a small world.  I read where you got your call from your daughter - I was very happy for you.  My son is in the performing group and so we have not heard from our division in over a week as they have been very busy practicing and stuying so I am anxious for Monday/Tuesday to be over for them as that is when we think they are having BS.  My mom, husband and his BF are heading up to Chicago on Thursday afternoon for the Meet and Greet and then relaxing before our big day on Friday.  I hope to take pictures and post them.  What division is your daughter.  I will try to take some pictures of the girls in that division for you.  Also congrat on being Cancer Free.  That is awesome.  Have a good week.  Linda
At 9:30am on April 15, 2011, MaryJune (s3/d141) said…
Hey! Welcome back! Congrats on beating that "C" word!! Currently helping my fave aunt beat hers also!
At 11:09pm on April 14, 2011, Linda said…
My email address is  I will try very hard to get some pictures and to talk to her.  Stay strong! Maybe she just needs the stress of boot camp to be over.
At 9:20am on April 14, 2011, cclivingston said…
I talked to my son on the 12th and he said they would do BS Thursday night/Friday morning.
At 8:59pm on April 13, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I will try and get the word out, I have orders from 2 other people who have sailors in the same division and I will send each of them a message and let them know what you are looking for and give them your daughters last name. I hope things get better for you and your family.
At 11:59am on April 12, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I am glad to see you are back on this site. I hope you and you soon to be sailor are doing well. Please let em know if you need anything. If you still want the ribbons you ordered let me know asap. If not that is fine too. I have had you in my thoughts and prayers daily :-)

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