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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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Louisiana in the house???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kinda Dec 30, 2010. 2 Replies

So, I'm brand spanking new & I was wondering if any Louisianians were floating around here... I don't know how to find you. :)


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Very NEW to this! Boyfriend & father of my 4 year-old, Lola, left for BOOTCAMP on 12/14/10. I found this site as I was desperately searching the web for something...anything! It's wonderful to know there is support for us all within each other. :)
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At 12:47pm on April 30, 2011, SailorsPrincess said…
Thanks girl! I really hope so too! I think you are really strong and brave for posting what you did! Don't let anyone tell you other wise!
At 12:31pm on April 30, 2011, SailorsPrincess said…
Stay strong girly!
At 11:32am on April 19, 2011, Tricia_Stennis Crash and salvage said…
We will be at Kitsap! Looking forward to it! Are you and your little girl moving? We have decided we will. I'm anxious! And nervous!!
At 2:32pm on March 29, 2011, Tricia_Stennis Crash and salvage said…
Hi! He finishes on the 31st! we will be headed to Washington state! SO excited!!! Thank you!!!
At 1:25am on March 1, 2011, Tricia_Stennis Crash and salvage said…
My hubby started AWAT last Friday and should start ABH school on the 8th, he just found out today! I have been to Fl. but not to Pensacola, I was planing on going but since he will be done at the end of the month I think I will just stick it out! With Spring Break ticket prices are CRAZY! How about you?
At 11:14pm on February 28, 2011, Tricia_Stennis Crash and salvage said…

Glad to hear that! When did he go down there? My hubby's PIR date was 1/28/11 he left for Fl. on 2/1. Has he started any school yet?

At 12:06am on January 8, 2011, Misha61083 Ship 09 Div 074 said…
YES!!!! Hopefully this weekend...HOORAH DIV 074!!!
At 9:19pm on January 5, 2011, Misha61083 Ship 09 Div 074 said…
YAY!!!! I'm so happy to hear that. i'm going to call u in a little bit. :-D
At 10:17pm on January 2, 2011, Misha61083 Ship 09 Div 074 said…
Did u get a call today?
At 2:28pm on January 1, 2011, Misha61083 Ship 09 Div 074 said…
I would think that he will. it just might take a while to get to him though.  I still haven't gotten any thing from him so I'm not really in a good place. I've been trying to stay positive and continue writing to him. What does your boyfriend talk about? has anyone gotten into trouble is that why they haven't gotten to call? Girl I'm going nuts and I don't know what to think.

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