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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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  • Casselberry, FL
  • United States

Joann's Friends

  • shhowe
  • allison (ship 11 div 018)
  • eversteamco
  • Rhonda
  • soonergirl99 12/159~5/6/11~Big E
  • Mae Trippers Mom
  • sbchick01
  • Kim
  • Sharon ~ K's Mom
  • Fl..GATOR
  • ShortBecky
  • June - Jon's Mom
  • Debi (Ship 9 Div 126)
  • Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees)
  • Sherry James

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A little about me:
I am married and we are the parents of 3 daughters and 1 son. I work as an accountant in a CPA firm. Our oldest daughter is married, our second daughter is married with a beautiful son, our third daughter is engaged and will be getting married in November 2011, and our son left for bc on June 11th 2009. We are so proud of our children and all their accomplishments.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:07pm on August 20, 2012, Mae Trippers Mom said…

Hi Joann sorry I hadn't done this before now!! We have been friends all along though...haha!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!

At 9:05pm on July 6, 2011, Kim said…
Hi Joann! Let me know if I can help! I don't have all the answers but maybe can answer some for you. Kim
At 7:59pm on May 16, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…

Hi Joann, My son is flying out tomorrow, He is in Virginia now, I just got off the phone with him. Where is your son now? Is he flying out tomorrow also? My son seems fine I am very nervous about it, I don't know if there will be much communication while he is on the ship, and he doesn't know anything either. It will be an adventure for all of us!


At 4:45pm on September 2, 2009, diane {Shawns mom} said…
Thank you!!
Just keep on supporting our sailors!!!
I will keep you up to date on any progress and our next packing party!!!
We will not GIVE UP ♥
At 11:11am on August 16, 2009, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Joann, Wanted to welcome you to AECF group - I've been on vacation so I'm a tad behind! Congratulations to your NEW sailor! Very big accomplishment -huh?! Is your son an ET or an FC? I know you've heard about the long holds and all I can say is ...let's hope they improve as the new fiscal year begins. Our son is an FC and just graduated from C school but he spent 9 months at A school...with no holds. Please let me know if you have any questions that we can help you with.
At 11:07am on August 14, 2009, Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) said…
Nice to hear from you. Tyler is going to be a Gunner's Mate. On another note, Tyler said his NEX card he received at RTC was not any good at NEX on this base. They told him it was only good on RTC NEX. Tyler had appx $30-40 left on his card. Have you heard anything about this?
At 2:19pm on August 7, 2009, diane {Shawns mom} said…
Congrads to the newest SAilor..
Central Florida MOMS..Aug. 22nd the bunker, please check out the group for details, this is going to be HUGE
At 5:53pm on December 22, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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