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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Check out NOFFS app

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Hello all! NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness Fueling Series ) is app I came across online. Free download for iphone, itouch, and ipad users
Coming soon for android users. Seems to be excellent app for my future navy soldier! Check it out!

Info of what happens after"A " school

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 7:22pm 1 Comment

My son ships out march 13 2013 for BC, then Aviation Ordinance training. Where could he be stationed after that?

Aviation Ordanceman

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 3:41pm 3 Comments

I am so proud of my son! He ships March 2013, A school at Pensacola! Anyone to give positive advice and or insight ...I will be so grateful!

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At 11:33pm on June 5, 2016, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join CARRIER Families! and/or Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 11:32pm on June 5, 2016, lemonelephant said…

When you see questionable posts or that that violate OPSEC (as the post does) and/or violate the Community Guidelines, then copy the link to the post (you may need to click on the little Permalink symbol next to the reply to make sure that you are copying the link for the comment) and then go to "Report an Issue" at the bottom of any page on N4M and paste the link and let Erin know about it.

At 4:16pm on November 22, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

At 10:58am on June 7, 2014, CO-TwinSalorsMom said…
Thank you Coach Sheila, what a lovely thing to wake up to this morning.
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At 10:03am on September 6, 2013, Debbie said…

How are you feeling? 

At 6:58pm on August 14, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 7:14pm on August 8, 2013, sweetsouth said…

Hello Sheila. A few days ago I received my granddaughters form letter. But her box with her belongings hasn't arrived yet. From what I'm reading, I should have received her box first. It's been 17 days. How do I find out where her things are? Thanks

At 4:42pm on July 7, 2013, Navymom2 said…

Hi Coach Shelia.  I too share your son's b-day. :) Don't feel bad about not going to this other graduation.  It really is SHORT according to my son.  He was more preoccupied with how many bags he could bring on the plane coming home.  So happy for you.  You'll be seeing him shortly.

At 5:26pm on May 28, 2013, Debbie said…

Hi Coach, my son is on the USS Carl Vinson,& liking it pretty well.  Bought himself a car & is taking in all the sights!!! He's in San Diego


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