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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Buckeyebill Sep 28, 2015. 8 Replies

Many people do not realize this, but when you get a drivers license in the state you are moving to on orders, you may be changing your legal residency.  There may be implications in areas of tax,…Continue


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A little about me:
So we're 3 years into this military life thing. I've met a lot of people, and everyone has taught me something. We've learned a lot, currently going through deployment #2.
I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be FLEXIBLE! Anything can change and it probably will. Be STRONG. He needs to know you're okay when he walks out the door to do his job. Be YOU! You are not defined by his job. Have hobbies, interests, things you enjoy, things you work for. Then you have something to talk to your spouse about at the end of the day. It gets boring if he's the only one with a life.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

About Me and my Sailor

My husband has just left for bootcamp.  I'm on N4M to learn everything I can.  He graduates in July and then goes to A-school to be an EN.  I'm especially interested right now to know what to expect with our first move.  We have 2 children, an 8 year old boy and a 5 month old girl.  We own a house in our hometown that we will be renting to my best friend while we're away, which could be a while since my hubby wants to make the Navy a career. 

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Cakes in a Jar - that don't go bad!

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 11:09pm 3 Comments

Here is a tip for all of you who would like to send your sailor a little something sweet from home but don't want it to spoil before it gets to the destination.  I have tested this recipe and a few different containers and will include my notes.  Sadly, I won't send it to my sailor because he doesn't care for cake. 

What you need:

1 box of angel food cake mix

1 box of other cake mix, any flavor.

1 large container to send the mix in

1 measuring spoon…


Driving Tip for Graduation (PIR)

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:51pm 3 Comments

My husband finished bootcamp and we went to his graduation 7/20/12.  It is an amazing, amazing thing.  But, I thought I would hop over to the groups who have Sailors graduating and give you a tip about driving to the RTC gate. 

You will most likely be coming from Buckley Rd and will have to make a right turn into RTC.  If this is the case, drive past.  Yes, I know, scary, but drive past the gate.  You will…


My First Navy PCS (DITY) PPM

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm 23 Comments

We just did our first Navy PCS.  We moved from Rockford, IL to San Diego, CA.  I wanted to write it all down in hopes that others about to PCS get all the info they can.  I'll start with general information about the move and entitlements and incentive.  At the bottom, I will give our specific situations with actual numbers and also some info on getting into military housing, if that is what you choose to do.  First, here are the definitions: 

HHG - Household goods

PPO -…


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At 5:27pm on May 28, 2014, Liberty said…

Also- with your husband's he on "Small Boy Ships"?

At 5:26pm on May 28, 2014, Liberty said…

Thanks! I am trying to get information for after A School. Did he have to remain at gL until he got his orders? If so, how long did it take? Was he allowed leave to go home before reporting? Also- Do you know anyone who has a Sailor that has the rank of GSE?

At 11:29am on August 30, 2013, abuon18 said…
Thank you Jenn!
At 11:09am on August 30, 2013, abuon18 said…
I am in San Diego & his command is Norfolk but while they are deployed I am staying in San Diego. He's already gotten approval to continue receiving San Diego BAH for the deployment. But we are not even receiving Norfolk BAH according to his LES.... And I don't know who to talk to about this or I I can even talk to anyone about this, considering I'm just the spouse, his command is deployed so I don't know if there is anyone else at the base who I can speak to anyway, and I'm also across the country and can't go in person anyway.
At 11:07am on August 30, 2013, abuon18 said…
Hi Jenn, I don't want to continue this conversation on the group wall! So I he routed a chit to receive BAH where I am located, and it has been approved, will the VHA zip code change when the paper work is processed or will that stay the same on his LES regardless?
At 11:52pm on November 30, 2012, AshleyB(ship14Div055) said…

thanks for the add finally figuring this site out slowly :-)

At 8:56pm on August 27, 2012, Pat said…

Congrats on your new sailor. I hope that A school goes well for him! Once he has been assigned his ship, you can join the FRG (Family Readiness Group for his ship) and become active in this organization.  I think I read where you are a SAHM...Stay active with your children.  They will miss him as much as you do!  Volunteer at a (their) school.  Most all of his deployments will be 6-9 months then home again for a couple of months, with watch standing, then back to sea.  So you will have some time with him, just not 24/7, 365 days a year, but there are benefits.  My best to you and Yours!


At 12:12am on July 22, 2012, newnavywife2012 Ship 09 Div 283 said…

I would love the e-mail! Thank you very much, I will look into Gateway!

At 1:52pm on June 27, 2012, Meegan said…

Thank you so much for getting that for me. I was so sad when I read that but it makes sense that not everyone has family and I would love to make some new ones to add to mine. I will do this on my lunchbreak today. This is going to be great!!

At 1:30pm on May 31, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Be sure and check out the group "Wives, Fiances & Girlfriends"  It's usually active enough to be on first page of "all groups."


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