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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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A little about me:
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a first time Navy Mom and proud of my son. He leaves for Boot Camp on April 4th. I live in a small town in Wisconsin and work as an Administrative Assistant. I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with my family. I also have another son Austin who is 13.
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At 8:12am on December 8, 2010, hooyahbz said…
I know about staying busy. My husband was on travel last week in the middle east while Andrew was also traveling. I told my boys...they owe me! I had to drive down to VA Beach last Tuesday to pick Andrew's truck up and bring it home while he is gone! Crazy! I am never settled until I know they are safe! I have heard from Drew several times since he landed and went to the ship. We Skype when we can. I am sure they will be busy. I am waiting to hear what division he is I can mail his package. I guess they won't be in port much longer. If I hear anything I will let you know! Have a good rest of the week!

At 9:26pm on December 3, 2010, hooyahbz said…
I heard from my son today around 10:30 eastern standard time. He left me a message on facebook and then we actually got to chat. He said they had landed. It was a LONG flight. It looks like they are about 12 hours ahead of us. He doesn't know when they will go to the ship. Just thought you might like to know!
At 5:33pm on December 2, 2010, hooyahbz said…
Yes...our boys are together. Andrew said he talked with your son. I am glad there is a few of them together. When Andrew was going through BUDS us Moms had a fantastic support system. I have so missed having that...when Drew dropped it was like I was loosing my best friends. Some I've kept in contact with and keep tabs on their sons that are still in BUDS. If you have an address for the ship I would love to have. Definitely, lets keep in touch. I heard from Andrew early this morning on Facebook...we said they were in Portugal. He said he would let me know when they get to Italy but I haven't heard anything. I will let you know if I do!
At 3:13pm on September 28, 2010, Susan mom to Niko said…
Thanks.. now that we are friends you can send me a private message with your name, phone number and location! Then I can add you to the rescue list! Thanks for volunteering!!
At 12:52pm on June 9, 2010, Dilene said…
I'm sorry I missed you. We ended up waiting outside the building afterall. When I went in to use the rr didn't see anyone for meet and greet. It all worked out ok though. We had lunch in the food court and then went into town.
At 5:29pm on May 18, 2010, Alanna said…
Hi Katie,
Thanks for friend requesting me. Idon't post on the site because my son asked me not to. He said the instructors are having a field day with all the comments moms and girlfriends make. My daughter and Iare flying in from San Francisco on May 26th. at around 5pm, unfortunetly we will probably be unable to make it to the M&G. We are actually going to be staying in Libertyville. Hopefully we will be able to make after graduation, that is if I can let my son go from that enormous hug I will have him in. Thanks again for requesting me.
At 4:12pm on February 11, 2010, abbyblue said…
Mom Be Bold
I may clutch a picture of my child
Wander into his room where the memories run wild
Thoughts come with me wherever I go
Prayers often lead my way, you know
My young one has left to be so brave
The hero of my heart, gone to save
At times I want to reach out and hold
But I know his answer, "Mom be bold."
The love of my child is part of me
So strong and good, it will always be
Nurtured in life by a caring heart
This child to me is a work of art
Dear God you know my love is true
I've prayed for my soldier, more I'll do
And to mothers who live their life and I
We'll grow in support, with our flag raised high
Together we'll get through each new day
Becoming great friends, God Bless our way.

I hope this helps you all as much as it helped me.

My Son, My Sailor, My Hero!!!!
Leah posted this not me

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