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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 6/23/2022 - 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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Does it get easier?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 28, 2014. 24 Replies

It has been so hard not to cry at everything that I see that reminds me of my daughter since she left 5 days ago.  I feel bad because she is doing the hard part, she has to be the tough one, and I…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a wife and mother of two daughters, my oldest just left for the Navy. I am a Registered Nurse as well.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:42am on May 22, 2014, sailortsmom(ship02, div931) said…
Anchorsaweigh, do you know what flag your daughter is carrying?
At 11:16am on April 29, 2014, CryptoDad said…

You can change your username without messing up anything.

Go to your "My Page", settings, then profile.

At 7:18pm on April 27, 2014, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 931 is Sticks/Flags.

At 11:00pm on April 26, 2014, sailortsmom(ship02, div931) said…
My daughter is also my best friend so I miss her a lot. But at the same time I am so period of her. I can't wait to hear her voice in two weeks. We bought cards today for her brothers to send her, they are mostly miss you humorous cards so she can have a little laugh. When you talk to her daughter you will have to ask her if she had made a friend from slc.
At 6:50pm on April 26, 2014, CryptoDad said…

"Anchors Aweigh" not "Anchors Away". Common mistake.

To "weigh anchor" is to bring it aboard a vessel in preparation for departure. The phrase "anchor's aweigh" is a report that the anchor is clear of the sea bottom and, therefore, the ship is officially underway.

At 10:54pm on April 22, 2014, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request!!  If there is anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm pretty much always around!!!  Glad you got the box!!

At 9:26pm on April 22, 2014, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. So your daughter is in boot camp now? Come join the chat in our group - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 5:54pm on April 22, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR 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 Your then Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 7:55pm on April 20, 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 5:22pm on April 20, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April to connect with others with loved ones who arrived the same day and may have PIR together.

I also invite you to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and PIR Reference Information. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and/or at and join the group for that once it has been created. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening, but you will also want to check out the other Pages in all of the groups. You may want to check out Mom’s of Navy Daughters, Mom's of Daughters 2, and Women in the Navy.


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