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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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At 12:10pm on January 6, 2013, Christy_Ship07Div242 said…
Hi. He's FC. In A school Great Lakes. We are hoping he gets C school in Va. Did your sailor request San Diego?
At 4:42pm on July 29, 2011, Anti M said…
So glad you enjoyed the pictures.  I'm a real Navy lifer, born, raised, joined, married, retired Navy!
At 9:10am on July 27, 2011, Anti M said…
I accepted your friend request... yikes, now you'll know how nuts I really am. LOL>
At 11:13am on June 22, 2011, Sandy's_sailor son said…
Alicia, I really love your new photos. Will you be putting some more on your page?
At 1:13pm on May 17, 2011, ProudGMBarb said…

Of course, you can use my private email anytime.

At 3:19am on May 17, 2011, ProudGMBarb said…
Hmmm..this really is something! you are only using Firefox to log on to the internet, correct? Not opening IE at all, right? If you are still having this problem when using only Firefox, then it has to be a setting issue somewhere. Try one more time....shutting your computer off for a minute, turning back on, then use Firefox. Don't touch IE at all!  good luck!
At 9:08pm on May 16, 2011, Sandy's_sailor son said…

Alisia, LoL, I used to drive my kids nuts asking them to help me on the computer.

AEGIS is not over-maned because it is a bit more technical. However, your son should not let that put him off. He must have done very well on his ASVAB to be in AECF.

There is no way that your son could get a job and do school too. The Navy does not allow that. He could do volunteer work if he liked while going to school. Brenden used to volunteer at the Animal Shelter on base. He could not do much volunteer work because ATT was so intense. I think he used to go to the Animal Shelter on Friday after school. He really enjoyed helping out with the animals. He liked doing that so much that he got a tattoo on his upper left arm of a huge wolf paw print, LoL. I was kind of surprised that he had done this because he used to be afraid of needles. I guess after being jabbed in boot camp with tons of shots, he got over his fear. 

As for getting work while on hold. I think each department on base posts the jobs available. I think they are posted in each ship. . I will have to ask my son how he got his.

I definitely recommend that your son gets a job while he is on hold. . He will go nuts cleaning otherwise and he will be soooo bored.

There are many different types jobs to choose from. Lots of civilians have lost their jobs on base due to the cut back. So students who are done with (A)school have been filling in.

Talk to you soon,

Sandy :) 

At 10:18pm on May 15, 2011, ProudGMBarb said…


We should be able to send from both locations...under pic and at bottom of page. I'm gonna do a little've got me curious now! I thought sending from the top was "private" that no one else could see.. and the bottom posted to our "wall." Hmmmm.....very interesting! I have to run for now..I'll be off the computer for a while.

By the way, what is your first name?

Talk to you soon,


At 8:37pm on May 15, 2011, ProudGMBarb said…

Well, at least you are "receiving" messages!  Let's see what the N4M techical folks have to say, but I sounds like its some kind of setting issue with Explorer 9....especially if you did not have this problem before downloading Explorer 9.

It still wouldn't hurt to check you have the latest updates with Adobe Flash and Java like I mentioned earlier.

In case you are wondering why I'm offering these suggestions...I'm a freelance web designer and computer techie geek. I'm also happy to try to help.

Here's my personal email address:

Hopefully, this mystery will get solved soon. Looking forward to chatting more with you about the really important stuff...our sailors!!!!

Take care,


At 2:59am on May 7, 2011, Renie ship12 Div33 said…

Rsproudmom,,, happy mothers day first of all. I was readying some of your notes and wanted to say hello. my name is Renie and my sailor graduated 1-7-11 and is still at great lakes finishing up his school for FC. He finished ATT and now his A school and then C school all in GL and will get his base . I am being selfish and wish its in San Diego.

I send him care packages and I love doing it every month. I am so proud of him. He seemed to be a little up tight in att school but seems to be feeling better now that it is over.  


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