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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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More informed than my SR because of

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kootiebear Jun 25, 2015. 41 Replies

Just thought I'd share this with everyone.... My SR had his 7 day meeting at the recruiters this AM.  As he sold his car at the weekend I had to take him and go back for him.  When I got there he…Continue

My son leaves for Boot Camp Aug 13th 2012 from Tampa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mom of 2 Aug 14, 2012. 34 Replies

The closer it gets the worst I get.  Everytime someone asks me about my son I tear up - don't know how I'll cope on the 13th.  My questions are; Can we go to MEPs with hm to watch him swearing in? …Continue


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English - moved to Florida 15 years ago - love the Florida lifestyle. I'm a Realtor with Experience Real Estate Group and a Very Proud Navy Mom
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At 12:28am on January 22, 2017, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 in OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile pic.

If your Username contains your last name, also make changes 1 and 2 to change your Username and the URL (address) to your My Page.

Also make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.I suggest "Just My Friends" since you have chosen to include pics on your My Page.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

At 12:27am on January 22, 2017, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 8:28pm on March 19, 2015, MarianneKT's Mom said…

Katie is doing fine.  She has been seeing someone since she returned from deployment.

You said you would be back in VA.....going out in May for the day cruise?

At 10:04pm on October 16, 2012, macsmom said…

mommaross - yes our son left from Midway early Sun to p'cola. 

At 10:29pm on September 7, 2012, drewdrew said…

Erick, I am sure he gets in trouble a bit

At 1:15pm on September 5, 2012, Jacky (sub mom) said…

Was it you that had the coin? Can't find it today, & would love to get one... thanks

At 7:44pm on August 28, 2012, drewdrew said…

my son is in this division also!

At 10:23pm on August 24, 2012, rebecca0993(SHIP 09 DIV 327) said…

I'm Really Glad to find someone there with my son Joseph. I was so Excited to get my form letter yesterday it made things a  little easier just knowing where he was. Thanks Rebecca 

At 4:35pm on August 3, 2012, IndyMom said…

There will definitely be other parents there.  I missed my son's induction because we left on vacation the same day he left and it was several hours away.  It broke my heart that I couldn't be there for him, so if you can don't miss it.  My son is in A School now in Monterey and loving it.  He was a college graduate and worked for a few years so he was 25 when he left.  We were very close too.  Now he calls me almost eveyother don't worry.  He may not be as close as you would like but you guys will always be in his thoughts and heart.  Write to him everyday in BC it is there lifeline.  Write about everything and send him news because they don't get any.  Those letters brought us even closer.  Hang in will be okay.  And please fee free to call me if you have any other questions.

At 8:11pm on July 31, 2012, BunkerQB said…

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