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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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Navy Speak

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Eastpointe, MI
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Sherilyn's Friends

  • Lennox Reaper
  • velvetlace
  • Mama C (PS E-Class 1202-1)
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

Welcome, sherilyn ship 12 div 161!

Profile Information

A little about me:
my husband & i have been together for over 25 years. we have 2 daughters, youngest going into the navy. 5 year old grandson.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 8:14pm on May 7, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Thanks so much, I am glad you love them and I know you will wear them with pride. Have a great time at PI and travel safely :-)  Lora
At 10:49pm on May 1, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I have the info about the ribbons. I am going to send you a friend request and I am going to delete your comment on my page because my page is public and it contains your personal information. you can send me an email at  Thanks, Lora
At 9:41am on April 23, 2011, velvetlace said…

That is so great, Sherilyn.   I wish my father was still alive to see his grandson graduate from the same place that he graduated from boot camp in 1927.  I have a picture of this 1927 graduating class.


At 10:06pm on April 22, 2011, velvetlace said…

That is awesome that your dad will be at the PIR.  I wish my dad were still alive to see his grandson graduate from Navy bootcamp.  I am sure that he is looking down from heaven and helping his grandson.   I will look forward to meeting you in less than 2 weeks.  Yeah.


At 6:46pm on March 31, 2011, aveoamare(Ship02div925) said…
thank you for the offer but he got paid today so I went and picked up a phone  card for him!  And thank you for the compliment =)
At 7:16pm on March 25, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
Sherilyn - I too have been married for over 25 years.  We have 4 children 2 daughters and then 2 sons.  Our 2nd, Katie, is the one in the Navy.  She left for BC 10/8/08, PIRd 12/5/08 and then after A school at GL was sent to Japan for 3 years.  She is a DC on the USS Essex.  What rate is your daughter?

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