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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 5:34pm on August 26, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor. For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

You can find out information on our monthly adoption on the Molly's page in the "Discussion Forum." This week we are mailing to our August adoptees. The new adoption will be posted on Sept. 1.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 8:18am on July 7, 2011, Christy said…
Leaving next week to see my SR's PIR...can't wait.  Empty nest yes but I think my husband has reverted to childhood...
At 7:40pm on June 30, 2011, Christy said…
Holly thanks for the invite.  Not sure when your SR has PIR but us ladies will hang together...behind every good man is a women or the
At 12:46pm on January 28, 2011, Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) said…
Hi Holly ~ happy friday to ya, thankful for the weekend. How is T doing in pcola? Has he heard anything on his ATT class? R is holding strong and said he hopes to start this next week. He is excited to phase up to Phase 2 and now can wear civi clothes. He especially is enjoying the little warmer temps over GL. He is struggling with a cough & sore throat and "mother hen" here was trying to give hime to advice and I was quickly told he had under control..... sniff sniff (no longer needed) Well I hope that you & the family are doing well and have a wonderful weekend!
At 4:56pm on December 22, 2010, branchonelove said…
Congratulations on the wam letter.  Doesn't it make your heart glad to know that they were listenting after all?  I got a letter from my son thanking me for being the best teacher and mentor.  He also sent the hubby/his dad a letter but it was all male bonding.  He was excited about the firing range, the tomahawk guy that talked to them, learning some Navy skills etc. etc.  Sounds like they are doing well! 
At 6:19pm on December 13, 2010, BonitaMEMami said…

TX sooso much for your words of kindness.  I am struggling today but honored.  His Recruiter just told me he will call me later with his address.  so Here we are off and running.  ~Peace~ME

At 1:31pm on November 24, 2010, Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) said…
My son's name is Ryan. He is pretty outgoing most of the time and makes friends easily. He has red hair (see connection to my site name ~ redsmom)? Hopefully our boys will make the connection from the info I have written in the letters. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. Don't forget to lite your blue candle in the absence of our soon to be SAILORS~ I love the sound of that :-)
At 9:27am on November 24, 2010, joyceann said…
Hi Holly! My son's name is James. He'll be the quiet one. I would say with blonde hair---but I guess that won't help any of them will it! :) I feel like I'm getting a little more excited every day! I'll write James today and tell him to look for Ronald, I already wrote to him about Ryan. I sure hope the boys are doing ok. My son did a lot of changing the last 6 months before he left, it was like he was trying to grab moments and hold onto them. Thank Goodness for my memories right now!!!
At 9:33pm on November 23, 2010, Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) said…
we are in Houston, northwest side Jersey Village area. Still praying for a phone call soon. Getting ready for Thanksgiving doing my meal preparations. Trying to cope with the thought that my boy won't be here to celebrate the day. I am so proud of him and can't wait till PIR to get to HUG him again!
At 9:14pm on November 22, 2010, Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) said…
Hi Holly! I am so glad to have found another Mom who has a son in DIV 040....was starting to think that joyceann & I were the only 2. How have you been doing since your son left? I had a few rough days but was a little better once I got his letter & mailing address. I am anxious to see if this week they will be allowed a phone call. I would really love to hear his voice.

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