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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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andrewsmom (ATO Gaynors mom)
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Welcome, andrewsmom (Petty officer 3rd class)!And SR Gaynor Kelley Nuke MME

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A little about me:
I am a widowed mother of 4 boys ages 23 22 20 and 18. My boys dad passed away 6 years ago
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 2:54pm on September 23, 2011, Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) said…
Hi Andrew/Gaynor's Mom! When did Gaynor attend BC and what was his PIR date? Where is your sailor stationed at now? You must have your hands full with 4 boys?!?My sailor is at Tinker in OKC, OK., for the next 3 years. He graduated on 1/14/2011.
At 10:51pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Well that should be nice. My SR requested a steak as his first meal- so a steakhouse it is. He his A school is in San Antonio, TX. Very close to family and friends.
At 9:18pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Aww that's sweet- the wait is almost over, so it won't be too long before you can tell him everything. My SR went into the Navy on a Bubby pass with his older brother. So me and their family will be staying with some family in Illinois. I fly in before everybody else in the family, so I might atten the meet and greet if I get a ride. I'm just ready for PIR. Have you planned anything for after PIR? And I'm sorry about you not getting a call- hopefully you do soon. 
At 12:10pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Omg 4 boys?? Wow God bless you! I'm sorry about your husband passing.
At 12:09pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
I didn't think about them probably not knowing their first names. And yes i'l be at PIR, will you? And I received a call on Sunday.. 
At 12:33am on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
I will ask my SR has he met your son (Andrew) in my next letter. Andrew is my SR middle name.. Jacob Andrew
At 12:31am on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Well my SR is still currently my boyfriend but one day, I'll be my husband. How is everything? We only have 14 days. Where are you from? How long have yall been married? 

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