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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:
I am 41 years old, married with seven children, the yours, mine and ours type of family. I work full-time and go to school full-time. I believe and have taught my children there is nothing you can't do as long as you try.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
that my little boy has grown into a man and the Navy will strengthen this man that I have been blessed with.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:44pm on August 2, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi Kathleen, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You have also been approved to join "MAS We Ship Love." For more information, go to Molly's home page and on the right side below the member pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." Our new August adoptees were just announced yesterday. At the top of Molly's page in the Discussion forum read "August is for the Attack Squadron the Shadowhawks." If you have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us. Pat  (I live in IL too, glad to see you joined IL Moms)
At 8:52pm on June 6, 2011, PAM (GM MOM) said…
Hi Kathleen,  My son is just finishing his A school at Great Lakes.  He got put back in school because he got sick and missed too many classes so he had to wait for the next group to catch up to where he left off.  He will be leaving for Dam Neck, Va on the 24 or the 25.  He will be there for about 3 months and the he will be stationed in San Diego, Ca on the USS cape St. George.  When is your son's PIR?  If you have any questions just ask I will help you in any way I can.  I tried to send my son a card everyday, it didn"t always happen.  But, if you can find funny things to send your son in a card, my son said that it really helped him.  Also just keep encouraging your son, that way the two of you are kind of in this together.  I know you are sad right now but it will get alittle better.  The moms here are so wonderful, stay in touch with all of us.  Look for the group that is your son's PIR, I connecked with several moms there and got to meet them at PIR, it was GREAT!!  Hope to hear from you soon.
At 3:32pm on June 17, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi and Welcome!
We would love to have you join in the conversation on the Illinois page
PS--now is a good time to join: Deppers...In, but not yet and the group Bootcamp Mom's. There's a wealth of information and support. Let us know if you have any questions.

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