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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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Swim qualification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angie Apr 21, 2013. 19 Replies

My son has posted on twitter that he has not succeeded in passing his swim qual ( as he puts it) & is very discouraged at this point;( as a divorced parent I am not informed about what this swim…Continue

A school in Great Lakes, il

Started this discussion. Last reply by SherrieV Mar 23, 2016. 4 Replies

My son graduated dec 28th he came home till January 6th now his back in Chicago:( I have so many questions due to the fact his father and are divorced since he was 14 needless to say I'm not being…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Nov 20, 2012. 2 Replies

Im a new navy mom who's son is in Div.039 as a recruit....Im in need of sooo much info & have NO idea where to turn! My son graduates Dec 28th I was told by ex-husband that since he was…Continue


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My 19 year old son just left for bootcamp today:( a very emotional yet proud day for me. My last day with him was spent in the workout room at the hotel because he was 3 lbs over weight! as my daughter brittany & i sat there for 7 hrs with him my heart ached yet was sooo proud of him & his dedication to the committment he had made to the navy & himself! I can absolutely say ive never been PROUDER THEN Ysterday.Steven Joseph Grzywa Jr. you have proved your self BEYOND BELIEF!! ALL ABOUT ME,,,IS my son!!
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the importance of the men & women that serve are country are outstanding & I am proud to be a part of this elite group known as NAVY parents
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:35pm on November 19, 2012, tagJrsnavymom039 said…
How can I find out if my son whom graduates dec 28th will be able to come home til January 6th:)!? Anyone whom could point me in the right direction on how to confirm this I'd soooo appreciate it:) thank you! I'm a new navy mom & my ex-husband isn't keeping me informed about ANYTHING:( so again any info I can get will be greatly appreciated! Tagnavymom039:)

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