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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 8/25/2022 - 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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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My fiancé is going on restriction, how am I going to make it :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Feb 6, 2014. 1 Reply

He's getting 45 days of restriction and I'm freaking out, I know I should be prepared for this as i could view it as deployment but not seeing or hearing from him for 45 days is killing me! Anyone…Continue

Restriction and discharge

Started this discussion. Last reply by azmom Sep 13, 2015. 7 Replies

What happens usually with discharges? Do you get restriction with it if it's for misconduct and what happens on restriction? What all does it entail ?

Captains mast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Oct 8, 2014. 5 Replies

My fiancé has gotten into some trouble in A school and is being questioned about cheating in class during a daily assignment. They're def sending him to drb. He also got into trouble today for being…Continue

Question for moms with kids from previous marriages

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angie Jan 18, 2014. 2 Replies

I am getting married soon to my sailor and I have a daughter from a previous marriage. My sailor is getting orders soon to probably Norfolk,va and I'm about to have to go to court with my ex husband…Continue


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At 2:03am on January 28, 2014, lemonelephant said…

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At 2:43am on January 17, 2014, Whitneym1 said…
Are the chits to get married fairly easy to obtain ?
At 2:42am on January 17, 2014, Whitneym1 said…
Thanks! And yes he's on his phase 3 of liberty but we will still need a chit lol he graduates feb 15th I believe so on his leave is when we will have a actual honeymoon . We actually plan to get married within the next few weeks.
At 2:34am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since your Sailor has a contract for Aviation Aerographer's Mate (AG), join Aerographers Mate- AG - Moms and A SCHOOL, BILOXI, MS and check out Airman Family and Friends. You can also check out the Keesler Air Force Base Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for AG can be found at

At 2:33am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 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.

At 2:32am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I hope your plan to elope involves him getting a chit to get married.

At 2:32am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to someone who posts here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

At 2:31am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:26am on January 17, 2014, Whitneym1 said…
My boyfriend is in A school at Keesler for meteorology school :) but we are planning to elope soon so that's why I joined this site :)
At 2:02am on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Hi, do you have a recruit in BC or a Sailor in the Fleet?

You may want to join Girlfriends, Fiances, and Wives of Sailors.


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