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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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At 9:44pm on July 22, 2012, AndrewB/Mom said…

Hi Joyce!! You are not that far from Baldwin!! Thanks for responding to me and maybe if your son and daughter-in-law have a minute they can talk to my son who is going in February. I know time is so precious for you but I hope maybe an hour if that!! That would be great because I am sure without a doubt he is nervous!! Let me know and thanks so much for reaching out to me!! Sue AndrewBmom

At 12:44am on June 26, 2011, Charlotte Anne said…
hi, I have not been on the site for a while.  I miss my son.  He is in Norfolk and seems to be doing great.  I believe my son is studying more now than he ever did and believes in himself.  I guess it is different when someone else tells you how smart you are than your mom.  I really miss him.  I have not seen him since Boot camp grad. in January.  He went to A school and now he will start C school in Oct.  What is C school and should I be at the Graduation.  He always tells me it is no big deal.  What do you Moms thinks.  He is trying to be so independent.  I am so happy he will be coming home soon even if it is only for ten days.  I have a feeling it will be hard to say goodbye again.  I don't like this growing up stage.  I just wish he was home in his bed sleeping right now.  I am so proud of him and love to hear about everything he wants to achieve.  I also love to read about all of your sons/daughters, I am so proud of them.  My blue star hangs in my window along with our American Flag, on its own flag pole.  My husband takes care of that flag like it is gold.  In many ways I believe it is.  Thanks for listening to me ramble.  Have a good weekend ladies.  Charlotte
At 8:24pm on May 8, 2011, annamichael said…

Hi Joyce,

I send you a request. I hope to talk to your son's girlfriend about Pensacola. I have so many questions and I'm so confused :\ Thank you for your help. I look forward to hearing from you.



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