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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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Tara-Sailor Mom
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Early out option

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Nov 28, 2015. 2 Replies

my sailor was just offered the 'early out with full benefits'.Anyone with any experience? He is in just over 2 1/2 years.Continue

Time off before deployment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angie Nov 4, 2013. 3 Replies

How does the time off before deployment work? My son will only have about 2 days to use before he goes. Or do they not use their own time?

New Navy Mom-he left 3/6

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tara-Sailor Mom Mar 21, 2013. 31 Replies

My son is heading to Chicago tonight. Anyone else have a loved one heading out? Continue


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My son left for Great Lakes today (3/6/13). Already missing him. Can't wait for graduation. Letters start TOMORROW! even though I'll have to wait to mail them.
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At 10:49pm on March 16, 2013, Andrea (SHIP 03, DIV 164) said…

Hi Tara...I got a call from my son today...everything is good...already E-2..and I'm sooo happy...I see your post...your son called??? Thats awesome you must be so excited to get a call so soon:)

At 12:11pm on March 15, 2013, MamaKrayKray said…

Hey Tara - I haven't made reservations yet for PIR, but plan on getting busy with that this weekend.  Just saw a post in the PIR group that the Holiday Inn is already booked. 

At 4:38pm on March 7, 2013, Andrea (SHIP 03, DIV 164) said… soon as i called the recruiter the mail came with the letter!!! guess im a little impatient. LOL:)

At 11:45am on March 3, 2013, Andrea (SHIP 03, DIV 164) said…

HI Tara, I'm from Newburgh, NY also. My son left for bootcamp on last thursday, Feb 28th. when is you son/daughther leaving? let me know if you have any questions. missing my son already but know he has made a good choice;) just waiting for the "box" now and the letter.


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