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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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can sibilings move with

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Aug 16, 2011. 1 Reply

So we are being stationed out in san Diego I was wondering if anyone knows if my sister who is 18 would be able to move with us? I feel like I need her help since I know my husband will not be home a…Continue

Are you a Navy Spouse??

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Hello everyone I would like to welcome you to my new page at Everyone is…Continue

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Small paycheck??????

Started this discussion. Last reply by skell456 (AO wife) Apr 22, 2011. 6 Replies

Hey guys.  Just wondering if anyone else has their SRs pay information.  We got his first paycheck but it was really really small.  Just wondering if anyone else had that same problem???  I was…Continue

Child acting out!!!! Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Apr 11, 2011. 7 Replies

Hello everyone.  My husband left about 5 days ago for boot camp.  As crazy as it sounds my 3 year old son is not taking it well at all.  He has been acting out and being very bad.  He normally is one…Continue


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A little about me:
My name is Amanda. My husband James just joined the Navy. He is in C-School right now. I cannot wait until graduation. We are in California where we will probably be for a while now. I am just getting started with the life. I am trying to get a head start and to learn as much as possible. I am so proud of him, but I am super scared at the same time. We have a 3 year old son named Logan.
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So far I have learned that they really care about the people. Our recruiter worked so hard and kept us infomed all the time. They appreciate each other. It is one big family that protect each other!!!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:37pm on December 17, 2011, Noemi(Ship 12, DIV 054)Colin<3 said…

I have a question, My fiance and I are trying to get married before or during A school. He is in the Nuke program. And wanted to know what would i need to do, To be able to have stuff done before he gets out. Right know he is at BC. . If u know anything its would be a great help :)

At 10:53am on September 23, 2011, JamieKaye said…
Thank you :)  i'll be sure to!
At 7:57pm on September 18, 2011, JamieKaye said…
Thanks so much for making this page!  My boyfriend is now in bootcamp and we plan on getting married sometime before he begins active duty.  He is a Nuke so we still have a little time to plan.  I'm hoping we can have a real wedding and not a courthouse one, but it's so hard to plan with the Military Schedule!
At 4:53am on September 17, 2011, brianna1013 (Ship 11 div 366) said…
Thank you so much :) This page has helped me in so many ways!
At 10:16pm on September 13, 2011, Margarita1913 said…
Thank you so some I will join!!!! 
At 10:16pm on September 13, 2011, Margarita1913 said…
Thank you so some I will join!!!! 
At 6:36pm on September 13, 2011, johnnasuzanne said…
thank you for the guy is only in his second week at boot so we are just beginning.  we are planning to get married in the next year but with Aircrew as his rating A school may make it difficult to plan. if so it looks like courthouse bound we'll be!
At 6:16pm on July 28, 2011, Micaela (AO Wife) said…

Hello, Im sorry I have been MIA I got super busy and then went out of town and now doing all of the final preparations for Monday. I am doing ok. I cant promise I will stay that way much longer. How is your husband doing in A-School. tell me about that!

At 10:36am on July 21, 2011, modiste said…

Yes, you're close by, your son is cute in his sailor suit. I grew up in the Air Force 20 years all over the country. My son have been in the Navy for 15 years, now stationed in Sasebo, Japan.


At 10:05pm on July 11, 2011, Alexis(OhSoInLoveWithMySailor):) said…

Thank you so much. I'm really looking forward to receiving advice and having some questions answered.




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