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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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Sonia's Friends

  • ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902
  • MaryB
  • detcagney
  • jamieRN   Div. 073     PIR 1/24
  • 808 IslandMom
  • Bella'sMom
  • narob01
  • beverly
  • RebeccaS

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A little about me:
Mom of a girl in the Coast Guard and one in the Navy. Grandmother of a Marine.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:16pm on October 29, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

Hello!! I forgot to ask what your last name begins with so when I write my boy I can ask if it's him.

At 7:24am on October 29, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

Hi Sonia!! I'm glad all is going well with your move! If it's W that just might be my boy, LOL.  How exciting that they are all connecting!!! It's almost here, I can't wait!

No I did not get a call on Sunday, but he said they probably wouldn't be calling for a little while.

I can't send you messages for some reason. I was able to send one yesterday to Chrismom, but not today. Do you have me added as a friend on your end? If we can figure out I can tell you his last name privately then we would know for sure!

At 8:54pm on October 22, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

Well??? Did you get your letters???

At 6:42pm on October 18, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

Hi! I got 2 letters today, so hopefully yours are in the mail!!

At 9:19pm on October 17, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

Hey, you doing okay? Congrats on the sale of your home, I hope it's the beginning of a new adventure for you :0)

At 2:49pm on October 13, 2013, ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 said…

I'm hanging in Sonia, how about you?? I seem to slip between "you can do this" and "omg I'm never going to make it" I worry about him, but I know that he wants this so I have faith he'll get thru it. I can't help but wish I was there helping though, you know? Is that crazy?

At 2:21pm on October 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR will go to “A” School for Damage Controlman (DC), join Damage Control Mom's, and you may also find others with loved ones with that rating in Engineers, Snipe Moms, and Snipe Moms(enginers). You will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for DC can be found at You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. (See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.)

At 2:18pm on October 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with the OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC, and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:23pm on October 8, 2013, 808 IslandMom said…
Awesome! So happy for you. My son: Ship 11 DIV 013.
At 12:44pm on October 8, 2013, 808 IslandMom said…
Hi Sonia, did you get anything yet? Praying for you! Hope you get it!

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