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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 9:02pm on July 25, 2010, mfavored said…
Hi Jaz Please excuse me for not commenting back I know you may not even remember it has been awhile You wouldnt believe that all of this time that I have been visiting the site that I never take the time to check MY OWN PAGE WOW how bright of me LOL Of course now our kids are about to go through BS 21 and PIR is soon approaching I am keeping them all in my prayers and I hope that we will keep in touch
At 1:29pm on July 16, 2010, tmjwp(ship12div260) said…
No, my roommates boyfriend is about to graduate from A school, and another really good friend thats in bc now.
At 10:35am on July 16, 2010, tmjwp(ship12div260) said…
thanks for the update! sounds crazy, but its all still up in the air about the meet in greet!
At 9:22am on July 13, 2010, navymom21 said…
I haven't heard anything about it. Where is it held?
At 1:47pm on July 7, 2010, navymom21 said…
Oh really? What part of Michigan? Hopefully we will meet. My son is experiencing problems with his knee so we're hoping he can get through the pain and graduate on time :) No news is good news, so we're still going strong
At 7:30pm on June 29, 2010, RoseP (Ship 12 Div 260) said…
Hi Jaz,

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I sure is nice to meet someone feeling the same way I am right now. We received our first call from Tim on Sunday. We haven't got any mail from him yet, but his girlfriend got three letters today. Maybe ours will come tomorrow. I think my son is really home sick... I hope he's okay.
At 7:06pm on June 28, 2010, RoseP (Ship 12 Div 260) said…
Hi Jaz04,

My son's Ship 12 Div 260 also. His name is Tim... Can't wait to see him. His sense of humor is dearing missed here at home. Not the same without him.
At 4:40pm on June 25, 2010, MELISSA (Ship12 Division 260) said…
Sorry i havent been on lately busy week at work. Were all in this together, so any information anyone gets please post, it will make us all feel some what included! Went to the mailbox today and no letters, I really don't understand why, when i talked with Andrew last sunday he said he wrote us all several letters. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the meet and greet until then keep posting...
Great to hear your son is in the seabees you have to be very proud of him. My son is going to A-School at G.L. for corpman.
At 10:48pm on June 21, 2010, MELISSA (Ship12 Division 260) said…
My son(Andrew) is also ship 12 division 260, we just made our reservations for pir 7/30/10 at the holiday inn. Has there been a meet and greet set up for the families to meet. We are driving in from PA. I havent stopped crying since he left 6/8/10. We got the 30 second call that he was safe, then the I have to go. We were blessed he did call us sunday, probably the best fathers day present our family got he sounded exhausted but good. He still hasn't received any of our letters and we haven't received any of his. One thing he did stress was to please keep the letters coming. Hope to hear from you soon.
At 7:33am on June 19, 2010, mamaduck said…
He needed to know where his dad and I were born? He already knew, I guess he needed to confirm it. He said he was just trying to stay in the middle and not bring in attention to himself and so far he is doing better than most. Josh is a middle child and always a peace maker. I am from Manistee- all my family is there. My husband is from California but in the last couple of years his family is migrating to Michigan. He has alot of relatives in Ravenna. Who knows maybe someday I can convince him to move, although by that time we may be to old to shovel snow. LOL

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