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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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Proud Mom of an AM with the Kestrels attached to the USS Ronald Reagan

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My son is currently deployed on USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, I'm a mom and grandmother.
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At 8:24pm on October 15, 2020, Valtameri said…

Thinking of you.

At 12:03am on May 28, 2014, Valtameri said…

Hi. Is that a picture of Daddy and son -- son wearing Daddy's cranial perhaps?

At 2:15pm on June 21, 2012, menchord said…

Hi countrywoods, nice of you to respond to me. I love your pictures esp. the super cute baby! seems you may know a lot about d Abe so I'd like to take the time to call you one of these days or maybe we can email each other. 

At 10:32pm on May 19, 2012, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

my son was also an AM on the Lincoln.   Take the tiger cruise if at all possible.  The "ultimate" cruise.

At 5:32pm on May 4, 2012, Valtameri said…

Too bad they can't fly home with those wings!

At 11:36am on April 11, 2012, Valtameri said…

I love that picture of Daddy and his baby zebra!

At 11:34am on April 11, 2012, Valtameri said…

Wow, guess I don't look at my own page very often! Just saw your comment about the jet crash. Yes, I did see that. Amazing that no one was killed. My son was stationed there for several months.

At 10:29pm on April 2, 2012, Valtameri said…

I'm sorry to hear that about the Plane Captain qualification. It's sad that it often comes down to whether another person does his/her part. I hope Landon doesn't feel too down about it. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you over the weekend; I have been crazy busy!

At 12:43am on March 21, 2012, proud4son85 said…

Hi countrywoods.


I saw you on chat but didnt get to talk to you. My son is on the Vinson so our sailors are in close waters. What does your son do for his job? My son is a Machine Repairman on the ship.


Hope to chat with you soon,



At 3:44pm on January 24, 2012, CLAMOM said…

Ship to shore card??? Is that like a calling card??


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