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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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QC Mom
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  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • United States

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A little about me:
I'm am the proud mother of three great boys ages 19, 17, & 13. Moved to AZ from CA and am so thankful for a great job, great home, great husband, great boys, & Great God!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To separate fear and look at all the pros and cons. Taking the fear out of the factor it really was a win win for my son. He is excited, eager to learn and I know he will be a great leader from the start.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

3 more week!

Well, just three more weeks until graduation 8/9/13! We are SOOOO excited to see our son. Words cannot express enough the Joy we feel and the Sheer Pride we have in our son. When you raise your kids to the best of your ability and the day comes when they leave the nest, questions come to mind of "did I do enough, did I teach them everything they need to know, will they make it..." etc. The truth is, we are all imperfect and yes I can confidently say though these thoughts did come to me, that I found comfort in knowing that I did teach him well, I lived my life (as imperfect as I am) before him and taught him to the best of my ability to: Trust and Love God first with all his heart; to love others as himself; to be confident in the God ability inside him and to always strive to do and be his best! Knowing that failures will come in life, side steps we didn't see or storms you don't look for or expect will happen. BUT to keep a positive attitude in all things, press through and you will come out on the other side even stronger than when you went into it.

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At 10:24pm on July 21, 2013, QC Mom said…

18 days and counting until PIR!!!! So excited to make my trip.  Missing my sonny boy/SR!  He amazes me in every letter he writes!  I have to say that with all the questions I had when he left home about "did I do enough" are no longer there, I am forever grateful for this kid, I mean young man!  Leader to the core, Strong and Courageous SR! I love you buddy and dad and I are so so so very proud of you!


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