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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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Ship 13 Div 158

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

I just recieved my form letter, and my son Logan is in Ship 13 Div 158. Is there anyone else whose kid is in this div?

Scary First Phone Call

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 4:01pm 1 Comment

Ok, I finally recieved THE phone call, and was really taken back by it. When I finally talked to my son, he really sounded scared. This is his first time to leave the nest, so I attributed his fear to the lonliness he must be feeling. Is this normal, and how did other parents cope with the feeling of utter helplessness? His dad and I both encouraged him to find the strength inside himself to face each challenge head on. Was this the right thing to do for him?

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At 10:16pm on July 8, 2011, lemonelephant said…
Question:  You formed the group DIV 270 (PIR 8/26/2011), originally it was PIR 8/26/2011.  A group for the whole PIR group is more helpful than one for just one Division.  Why did you change it?  It would be helpful if the title goes to PIR 8/26/2011 TG-41 (Divisions 270-?) for now and then rename it when the RTC posts the Divisions next week.
At 5:17am on June 27, 2010, ALOHANAVY said…
My son PIR'ed on April 16th and just completed Test 8. What about your son?
At 4:48pm on March 12, 2010, Deidra- HM & Nuke Mom said…
Got a call last night and it was sooo good to talk to him. He is doing great, but had to be hospitalized during the first week due to exhaustion (unable to sleep for 4 days straight) and a sprained ankle. Now everything is going good and he talked about being made Weapons PO for the division. Does anyone know what that entails? I could hear the pride in his voice, and am happy that things have turned for the better. Hope everyones phone call is as uplifting.
At 7:15pm on March 1, 2010, Peggy G said…
I just got confirmation from recruiter that my son is Ship 13 Div 158 and I have yet to get a letter or a phone call. The recruiter did say that the first week was "a wake up call" but that it got better and Navy was much easier than any other division so let's hold onto that. I want to join this group since I will be with you all at graduation.

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