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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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Squid's Mom - Rehne'
  • Female
  • St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • United States

Squid's Mom - Rehne''s Friends

  • Sherry James
  • Paulette,Rob's Mom
  • Ruth, Gun's Mom
  • CCR
  • Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

Squid's Mom - Rehne''s Groups



Profile Information

A little about me:
I am a Married mother of 2. I enjoy sending e-mails to my son, reading, golf, playing cards, bowling and biking.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud, Encouraged him/her
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Patience and how to better navigate the web.
Our Navy experience so far...
Our relationship has grown stronger, This was a maturing experience, The Navy has a lot to offer, This was the best decision he/she could have made


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At 1:16am on December 2, 2008, Sherry James said…
Hi Rehne',

Just wanted to say hi, I'll be at the breakfast this Saturday along with Jeanne and a few other mom. I'm looking forward to meeting you and want to ask if you can, would you please wear something navy blue for our group photo. See you Sat at 9:30am, Sherry
At 9:12pm on November 9, 2008, Sherry James said…
Hi Rehne, thanks for the acknowledgement of PJ's commissioning and graduation. Unfortunately, my daughter is not on the Nitze but that would have been nice then our sailors could have met and been friends!! There a discussion that just started about possibly having a face to face with the other MI moms. Go on there and throw your 2 cents into the conversation. Let's all get together before the things get to crazy toward the end of the year!!

That fresh apple pie sounds awfully good, did you save me a piece? lol. Hey that smoked beef jerky sounds pretty good too!! Your son is one lucky guy! Sherry
At 8:21pm on November 9, 2008, Sherry James said…
Hi Rehne,

I noticed we're both from MI!! How are you? Thanks for adding me as your friend, Sherry
At 10:49am on November 5, 2008, Squid's Mom - Rehne' said…
still no answer from the IT people on the ship as to a Nitze web site.
At 8:29am on October 21, 2008, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
My husband graduated from Stevenson High school back in 76 but he left Michigan in 82 when he joined the Navy. I have family all over the area from Belleville, Pickney, Flat Rock, Farnington, etc.
At 7:34am on October 21, 2008, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Rehne, my in laws still live at 6mi and newburgh area. We were just there a few weeks ago.

We are in the Atlanta area the weather much better :-)
At 5:12pm on October 20, 2008, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Rehne' - seen you in the Twidgett room and wanted to invite you to join us in the AE/CF group. About 75 members all supporting ETs and FCs and with your son being out to the fleet, alot of folks would welcome your knowledge.

Are you from Michigan as well? We are from Livonia but live in the south now.
At 8:16pm on October 15, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello & Welcome to N4M’s!
My name is Catherine the Admin and I want to thank you for joining us! To help you know the “Do’s and Don’ts” for the community- I wrote up a quick little ditty for you to read. So click here and read them (pretty please with a cherry on top because the rules are enforced)! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns afterwards- please don’t hesitate to contact me.
So, enjoy your time here and I'm looking forward (along with the community) to reading more about you. :D
Sincerely, Catherine

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