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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 10:45pm on October 20, 2014, Forever proud said…
Have you joined the FRG facebook page? There are two and both are closed groups . One is called "Family Support for USS Bataan". And the other "USS Bataan FRG". I get WAY more info there than by calling. There is also an email address
I usually get response from this fairly quickly, but they will vet you first. Hope this helps.
I will carry your number to get in touch while we are there. my number starts with 770 (since i cant post it all here).
Talk to you soon! Lee
(PS - I'm not reluctant to exchange snail mail - I just don't think there will be enough time to get whatever info you need!)
At 12:22pm on October 20, 2014, Forever proud said…
Well, this looks like the only way I can talk to you is just posting on your wall - don't want to talk too openly on here, but yes I have talked to my son recently. And he has sent several emails asking me to bring him stuff. He had just landed at Norfolk in early June when they flew him over to Italy to joint the ship mid deployment too. Sounds like your son and mine maybe went over around the same time? He is Machinist Mate and I'm not sure he enjoys it as much as he was hoping, but they got him cranking right now. Nobody enjoys that. My son will turn 21 in late December. I've been in Atlanta most of my life, but we have family in Florida, New York and the western part of Virginia. We'll be staying at the Navy Lodge while we are there and will stay thru the weekend after homecoming. Not sure if my kid will have duty or not, but keeping fingers crossed!
At 10:38pm on October 16, 2014, Forever proud said…
Lisa hi! I keep trying to figure out a way to communicate and it seems commenting on your wall is the only way to do so on my ipad. I got your message a few days ago. I'll be heading uo to VA in just about a week and will spend a few days in the Shenandoah Valley before creeping across to Norfolk. I live in Atlanta but the rest of my family lives elsewhere. Joining me on the cruise will be my brother, his teenage son and our aunt. Wish we could take booze! Maybe they will be serving cocktails on the lido deck.
How about you? Where do you live? What does your son do on the ship? BTW my name is Lee
At 9:46am on October 13, 2014, Forever proud said…
I am getting STOKED! I'm going on the tiger cruise so I'll get there a few days early.
At 7:30pm on September 9, 2013, lorilefebvre said…
Hey Lisa my name is Lori son is in Navy and Pir is 102513 and his name is Zach. I live right behind Cabarrus Arena off of 49. Nice tomeet you

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