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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:
New to the military life. My son chose the Navy as his "plan B"
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:25pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Yes, you would need to get the address from Pat L. in IL to send the cards.

At 6:19pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

If your son is still active duty, then I may be able to direct you to groups where you can connect with others with loved ones stationed with your Sailor if you would like.

At 6:19pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…
If your son is still active duty, then I may be able to direct you to groups where you can connect with others with loved ones stationed with your Sailor if you would like.
At 12:19am on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

At 12:18am on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 2:53pm on November 19, 2012, Gulf Coast Mom said…

Thanks - on the way to the post office now!!!  Have a happy Thanksgiving,

At 6:59am on August 31, 2012, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Hi Paula!  No, I didn't have your boxes in my count.  Thank you so much for helping out.  We haven't had a Special Hugs mission in nearly 8 mos. which is probably why I'm in a panic.  We finally got a new POC and new facilities to adopt so of course we want to make a good impression.  Your boxes are going to be sooooo appreciated.  I can picture the nurses taking boxes of snacks around and the guys/gals digging thru to find things to munch on during the movie  :)  Bless their hearts, they need a boost from home and they are going to get one.  Thank you again for being involved in SH.  Good job, girl!

At 11:10am on July 23, 2012, Lorraine said…

Hi, Paula,

Do you have any further questions about the Molly's July adoption I can help with? Thanks for participating! I hope you'll be a one box (or more) Mom every month. That's what I've been doing since January. Lorraine

At 12:54am on June 13, 2012, Laura said…

Thank you Paula!

At 9:46pm on June 3, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Paula, Thank you for the friend request. I will PM you the address right now! Thanks!


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