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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


karen p
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  • beverly hills, fl
  • United States

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  • IRIS-SHIP-11 DIV-167
  • vansmom
  • Kat56
  • hotflashes
  • SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy
  • Deb 3cc
  • Debbie (Stephen's mom)

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A little about me:
I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys and wife of 35 years to the love of my life. I am so proud of my son for joining. He has been in for 15 years now and Made Chief this past Sept. 2009
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That it can be a wonderful experience for a young person to go and spread their wings and see some of the world. 15 years ago I had a young boy leave my home only to get back a young man
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:52am on August 18, 2010, SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy said…
Awesome pictures Karen! Thanks for sharing them.
At 8:47pm on August 9, 2010, Debbie (Stephen's mom) said…
Karen, that is the best picture of your grand-daughter with the hat, that is really good.
At 2:29pm on January 29, 2010, karen p said…
Nice to meet you Cori, I don't find to many moms from this area so I am glad to know there is more. Yes Steven liked being in Italy alot and they still buss to Naples. We had a wonderful time and I was so proud that I got to pin his anchors on him. He has been in for 15 1/2 years now. Went in right after high school (Lecanto) He and his wife have been transfered back stateside. They will be stopping here next month then reporting to Pax River Md. I am glad they are going to be closer as they are expecting their first child on April 19th which happens to be my sons Birthday. Where is your son stationed?
At 5:38pm on September 28, 2009, Debbie (Stephen's mom) said…
Karen, when I go to your page the photo word is not lite up so I cannot click on it, that is where you do want me to go right? I will keep trying.

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