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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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A little about me:
I am a married Mother of 3 sending my oldest off to BC on September 3rd 2014
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:53pm on September 12, 2014, Q'sMom ~ Dee said…

Thanks soblessed!!  I join you in those prayers!!  

And, that would be so Great for them to meet some of the powers-that-be!  I'm sure it'd be quite motivating for them!  

At 7:14pm on September 12, 2014, Q'sMom ~ Dee said…

Hi Momsoblessed!  Thank you so much!  I did received the letter today!  Ship 14 Div 348 Yayyy!!!!  It makes me feel so close to him!  So happy to have just mailed out my 1st of Many letters to him!!!  

At 4:11pm on September 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 4:05pm on September 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:18pm on September 10, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

Yay you got his address!

At 8:38am on September 9, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

That would be neat! mine is in div342

At 8:27am on September 9, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

Oh my goodness, I hope you are doing better today. I just checked the mail and there was an envelope from the Navy with my sons writing on the address. It was a letter stating all sorts of important information like his address, his graduation date, how to get information, etc. So keep your chin up. That letter is on your way and if you are like me, it will help relieve some anxiety and be a little ray of sunshine. My thoughts are with you.

At 2:15pm on September 8, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

I just called the recruiter and asked for my son's address so i could write him. Just dropped a letter in the mail today. It makes me feel a little better knowing exactly where he is and that I can at least write him. Not gonna lie though, I have cried every single day since he left on Sept 1st. My oldest son is still local so I get to see him, (and he is quite a comedian, which helps make me smile) but with my hubby being an over the road truck driver, I am home by myself most night alone, which makes it harder. I am glad you have other kids there for you and a great husband as well. I know it will get easier, especially after I hear back from my son knowing he is doing o.k. Hang in there. 

At 10:21am on September 4, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

I understand. I was a single mom of 2 boys, this is my youngest that shipped off. After great lakes he will go to pensicola florida for A school. I know this is a positive thing for him and I should be happy, but I am just not there yet. I am still in the "loss" stage of grief. I have been following along on the site below, so I kind of know what he is going through each day. (it helps me) It is a day by day look at what they are doing each day in boot camp.

At 8:22am on September 4, 2014, devinjotyler (SHIP 13 DIV 342) said…

How are you holding up? My son shipped off on Sept 1st and I have been crying ever since. I didn't expect this to be so hard. I think the worst part is not being able to see or talk to him when ever I want. He has been by my side for 18 years and now I cant see or talk to him for months. :(


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