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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 mom of a new Navy Sailor whose in Boot Camp right now. I am new to all of this, My daughter left on Jan. 22, 2013 for boot camp. I work for a Elmentary school, when I am not at work I enjoy being outside and spending time with family and friends.
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At 5:00pm on March 10, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012. He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron. He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)

If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp. I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)

Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.

At 12:59pm on February 19, 2013, Scouter Mom said…

Leigh, didn't know if you were available today at noon?? Another SR mom and I are meeting for lunch at El Humadora (sp??) next to home depot....but, if you are a teacher, as it says below from Anna, I'm sure your in school! We'll keep tryin tho! :) I leave for another business trip at 7am out of Columbia on Friday, and be back late Wed evening.....Have you signed up for Sarg's meet N Greet?!? I posted the link on N4M's...getting closer!!! :)

At 5:05pm on February 17, 2013, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  I used to work as a secretary in a high school when I lived in Georgia.  What kind of work do you do in the Elementary school?  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 1:45pm on February 17, 2013, Scouter Mom said…

I am in  Los Angeles today, but flying home....have to take MoX from STL, ugh! But, it will be good to be home....are you on Face Book??? My name is Suzanne Opperman. link me up! We should have coffee together! My favorite place is Hyvee at Hwy 63 and Broadway!

At 9:34pm on February 16, 2013, Scouter Mom said…

Hey Leigh! I live in the NE part, 1/2 way to Hallsville! Ny son graduated from there. I retired from the VA 2 years ago, and work at Boone part time...Is Galarza or Hall her recruiter??..How about you?

At 11:05am on February 16, 2013, MaggieMay said…

A Seebee how cool!  I know a local young man who is a Seebee (reservist) he really enjoys his Seebee weekends.   I haven't been to Gulfport but hope it's better than Biloxi.  Biloxi only has casinos and the beach is not very pretty.  My son did go down to Gulfport a few times while in C school.  He was on a AFB so he'd go to the Nex at Gulfport.  The drive down thru MS is actually pretty nice.  If she's down there very long will you try to go see her?  Best of luck to her and you too! 


At 8:05pm on February 15, 2013, sailsetter said…

Your raised a fine daughter, just know that she is sheltered and safe, fed and is doing what she wants to do. You are going to be fine too. The navy hasnt lost a mom yet. My son went  to BC Dec 13, just before christmas. it was heartwrenching having him gone for the holidays. finding out as much as you can through this website is helpful - knowledge is power -and getting support from other moms as well. My son just PIRd Feb 8th and he is now in A school. I remember how raw i felt. It does ease about halfway through. start counting Fridays and stalk your mail man. the SRs get their mail m-f, but can only read and respond on Sundays. they have a lot to do. She is thinking of you too.  you can start writing her letters and save them until you have received the form letter. Take care,


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