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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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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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At 3:02pm on September 10, 2011, stevensmom said…
hello janelle..been awhile since we chatted . just thought I would see how you and your son are doing. My son Steven will be graduating f.m.t.b school the 30th of this month. and after will be stationed 2 hrs from home. We are so proud of him. Been a little concerned that he will be soon deployed to kuwait. But praying for the best. Hope all is going well with you. God Bless and take care....janelle
At 1:16am on May 8, 2011, mdubtxmom(Ship 09 Div 069) said…

My son is leaving on Monday and yes I will be crying but not until after his plane leaves.  I want every minute he spends here to be a happy one.  He really isn't taking much besides his seabag, phone, laptop and a few civies.   They just don't have much room in their racks.  Later when we find out what he needs we can send him care packages. 


At 10:08pm on April 13, 2011, BADma said…

Hi Janelle!

 What ship will your son be on in Japan? My sailor will be on the George Washington.


At 12:12pm on January 11, 2011, KWNavyMOM (Ship 12 - Div 033) said…

Glad you found me on here, I have been looking for you for a couple of days... Glad you made it home safely!  I will email you pictrues this week, hopefully tonight.  Today is my first day back to work and I am so busy.  Had a great weekend, just was so short. 


At 10:01pm on January 10, 2011, stevensmom said…
hey janelle..just wanted to say thank you again for the ribbon..wish we could have been able to visit more..wasnt it so amazing! I enjoyed it and it was so wonderful to see Steven, I wish we could have stayed longer..cant wait until May when they done with A school. Best of luck to your son during school,...thank you again....stevensmom....janelle
At 1:11am on January 4, 2011, heidib(ship 12 div 036) said…
He did do DEPS in Upland. His recruiter was Mike.  I will be wearing my ribbon too.  Boothe 036.  We fly out at 6 as well on Sunday.  My cell is 909-262-2170.  See you soon!   Heidi
At 12:47am on January 4, 2011, Sugarscoop (ship 12 Div 038) said…

Hey there, e's mom.....=) see ya soon. Been crying at the drop of everything. lol

Good night.

At 12:46am on January 4, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I tried to send her a message but I couldn't find her on my friend list. I know she was there because I sent her ribbons. I wondered if she changed her screen name. I have her phone number so I all call her tomorrow morning. If I can figure out how to get them thete in time I will make one for the new mom as well. You don't have to pay for it, my treat. Thanks for your help.
At 12:43am on January 4, 2011, heidib(ship 12 div 036) said…

We're on flight 1458.  We don't get into Midway until 8:05.  Unfortunately we won't be able to make the meet n greet.  I'm very sad about that.  sounds like you're flying out earlier.  We're staying at the Residence Inn.  Will be in Illinois until Sunday, my son flies out Saturday.  Maybe we can meet up at some point.  Hope to meet you soon.

At 11:58pm on December 29, 2010, Sugarscoop (ship 12 Div 038) said…

Hi there,

Ohh.....I'm getting so excited and praying for good weather!

Talk to you soon.



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