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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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  • Williamson, GA
  • United States

Dubbie's Friends

  • purplelis1
  • Margaret(captivemom)Sh10 DIV 167
  • tarobin314
  • Bonnie
  • Cheryl in OK
  • Blanca (Ship 07 Div 202)
  • Jenn AECF wife
  • smbjboyd
  • heartingasailor
  • shortcake228
  • Cheryl M. ~~~Nick's Mom~~~
  • Angela /BrantZ Mum
  • DeannaD-Bigpumpkin

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A little about me:
I'm a new Navy mom. My son is my only birth son and he is my life line. My husband is a truck driver and is gone aot. With our son being gone to basic and starting his new life its really hard to get used to,but being a navy brat myself, I could'nt be more proud.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
to standby your sailor and support them, and always encourage them.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:18pm on May 18, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hello Dubbie:

I am so glad you get to talk with your sailor every day it makes such a difference in our life and I am sure it gives them that assured confidence to hear mom's voice- lol
My son received his orders he will be moving on to Washing State - YAY!!!! HE IS VERY VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!!!
I will not be able to attend his graduation next weekend but I am okay with that, he even said Mom, please I will be home just after graduation, and I would prefer you to save your vacation time so that when I get home you can take a few days off and we can spend it together.......and of course we can spend your money instead of mine....SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE....BUT I LOVE SPOILING MY CHILDREN......
At 3:10pm on May 16, 2010, Mommacat said…
In case you see it here first-Your question about the Barry: No, the 933 isn't the same ship. It was the previous Barry. Check out the Barry homepage. It is a ship with a neat history!
At 5:01pm on May 7, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hi Dubbie; how u doing these days? Howz your Sailor doing? I wanted to stop in see how u were doing. Hope all is good. Take Care N God bless u
Happy Morhers Day!
At 6:03pm on May 4, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hi Dubbie; sorry I accepted friend request with out finish reading your commet. What I did see is that your sailor is loving life at this moment........Good for him.....I know for my Sailor this is one of the BEST decisions he ever made in life. He is so "grown up" it scared me ;-)
will talk to you soon.
At 8:04pm on April 26, 2010, Jenn AECF wife said…
Glad you had a wonderful time this weekend I did too but looking back at it feels like a blur def. not enough time :(
At 2:43am on April 18, 2010, Margaret(captivemom)Sh10 DIV 167 said…
Dubbie - you're very welcome! I enjoyed watching the news clip too. How awesome to almost feel like you're there and know a little of what they're experiencing. Sorry I didn't answer your friend request earlier...I was so preoccupied with reading everyone's posts, I didn't even notice I had a friend request lol. So excited to see everyone - I can't wait!
At 10:16pm on April 17, 2010, Cheryl in OK said…
I'm having a hard time staying upbeat. I smile when I read the other posts from those whose kids have already gone through bs. It's infectious and I'm excited for them, but it seems like a long time since I got CURRENT info from my daughter. Her last letter made me want so BAD to be able to talk to her and tell her how proud I was of her for doing this. She just sounded beat down and it makes me want to cry. I know she's a pretty tough cookie, but I think it was a morale buster to think that the 166 men might not graduate. She said they were all going to go to church as a division last Sunday. Maybe that helped....
At 8:52am on April 14, 2010, Jenn AECF wife said…
my husbands rating is aecf school in GL what about your son?
At 8:15pm on April 4, 2010, Bonnie said…
Hey Dubbie! I know you're counting down the days until graduation. Hope you've had a great Easter.
At 9:46am on March 31, 2010, DeannaD-Bigpumpkin said…
dubbie, The meet and greet is for all family's that are a grad for that friday. You, your spouse, children, grandparents or friends are invited to this. It is open to everyone. We had one of the ladies make us different colored ribbons for the different div. to find each other and then we asked the hotel people to call each div. up on stage and we all used each others cameras to take pictures. It was so great. Someone in my div. even made buttons with our Sailors div. flag they div. made together. Deanna

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