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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 11:27am on July 8, 2014, MomOfNavyGirl said…

Hi just read your post. My daughter is still waiting to attend boot camp she still have her senior year to finish and then off she goes.  So I'm taking advantage of these last moments with her !  I will miss her dearly and will continue to keep you posted . Thank you so much for asking about my little navy girl.

At 8:16am on July 3, 2014, hazegrey said…

I saw that when I first joined and you were my first friend request. I was happy for you that you got a letter and that your daughter seems to be doing well.  I saw a suggestion to have pictures become the back drop for your letters so today I am going to do a selfie of me looking into our empty mailbox to send to my son. He will get a kick out of that!  I have to do it early before the neighbors think I'm nuts!  

At 10:07pm on July 1, 2014, Anna said…


Air Traffic Control!!!  How cool!!  My second daughter to go in the Navy (her twin sister went in first while Jenn did college), had her first phase of flight training in Pensacola.  She's a Naval Flight Officer.  Who knows, someday our girls paths could cross!!!!

At 9:33pm on June 30, 2014, Anna said…

Welcome tmy1970!!!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!!!

At 5:29pm on June 30, 2014, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request!!  I would like to invite you to join the group Moms of Daughters 2.   We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms who look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see from your profile page that you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! 

Here is the link to our group - - hope to see you there!!!!

At 3:27pm on June 29, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make change 3.

At 3:26pm on June 29, 2014, lemonelephant said…

There will be a discussion within PIR 08/15/2014 TG 40 for Divisions 247 and 248; they are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together.  ellen usually waits until all of the ships and divisions are known for sure, so the discussions should be up any time now since we know the divisions in that TG even though the RTC has not posted them..

At 12:58am on June 27, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 9:00am on June 25, 2014, MomOfNavyGirl said…

wow scary but know your very proud of your child as I am !! Keep me posted still waiting for the moment for mines to leave me for bootcamp taking advantage of these last moments with her until then.

At 12:41am on June 25, 2014, tmy1970 said…
I'll make the changes..

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