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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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At 10:01pm on December 11, 2011, Anna said…

And welcome to the group!!!  So glad to have you on board!!!

At 6:48pm on December 10, 2011, Anna said…


Just saw your post on Moms Who Served and I want to chat with you.  One of my daughters is in an officer program and will be training for NFO next summer/fall after she graduates from U of Akron this coming spring.  I'd like to hear about your daughter's experiences, training, and what she does.  I have another daughter who just finished her time in the Navy and joins her Dad and I as a veteran!!  Also have a son serving on a second enlistment.  He was a veteran for all of about 8 months and then went back in!!!  I also have a group called Moms of Daughters 2 that you might want to come check out!  Would love to hear from you!!

At 9:24pm on June 20, 2010, Paymaster said…
Patty....If you need anything call me.

967-5015 home
808-5497 work.
At 11:37am on June 20, 2010, Paymaster said…
Patty....I can do ruffles I have the foot for my machine. What brand of machine do you have?

O do not belong to FB. Its all I can do to keep up with my reg e-mail and here.

Let me know if you need help. Be happy to help.

Good luck with the house cleaning, It seems like once you start it just grows. Jody
At 5:44pm on June 19, 2010, Paymaster said…
Patty....If you need help with the sewing let me know, I have done my share of dress making and have a new serger. Looking forward to seeing pictures

At 12:18am on June 17, 2010, Paymaster said…
Pflute....Haven't heard much from you lately. Hope your doing ok? Jody
At 9:18am on June 8, 2010, Growlermom711 said…
Hi Pflute- your daughter will love Whidbey. This is my son's second assignment there. He is now involved in training for the new plane the Growler, so is assigned to the school, and not a squadron.
At 9:19pm on February 6, 2010, Paymaster said…
You are really close. I am off Dewey and Madison.
At 2:42pm on February 6, 2010, Paymaster said…
Just noticed that you live down the road in Folsom, I am in Fair Oaks. Son is a SH-60 pilot. Now station in SD. Jody
At 9:03am on June 23, 2009, Growlermom711 said…
hey pflute, my son James is up at Whidbey now on TAD to help out and probably get things started for the new Tactics school. I think that they sure do need people as well as equipment. There are not that many people who are trained on the Growler-I think they will be looking to change that in the near future.maybe our kids will run into each other at some point.

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