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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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Our son, David, is Aviation Ordinance on an aircraft carrier. He is the oldest of our three children and is twenty years old. His father and I both work for the local public schools. He was recently married but will not get to spend much time with his new wife since he had three back to back deployments.
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At 10:00am on July 12, 2011, Rod said…
very nice photos
At 9:27am on July 11, 2011, Rod said…
I have since put a whole series of photos in my photos that show all the way from bootcamp to today.
At 10:33am on February 17, 2011, Jocy'sMom-S7-D103 said…
Good Morning and thank you for the add and support....I look forward to meeting everyone at the meet and greet and graduation....Can't wait...have a great day...
At 8:30am on January 28, 2011, SeabeeWifeDawn(ship 02 DIV 918) said…

Got my address yesterday!  (finally) I'm doing much better now that I have some link to him again.  The last couple days were rough before that came, but I couldn't stop smiling yesterday afternoon! :)

How are you doing?  Hope you hear from your son soon & that he's doing better than in his first letter.  I'm sure that had to be hard to hear, when you only want good things for him. 

Stay strong! Dawn

At 12:48pm on January 25, 2011, terrijeann ship 12 div 101 said…
sorry, didn't realize you left me a message on the 22nd.  still trying to figure out the site!  my son's letter and box came yesterday (1/24).  Was surprised to see his PIR date is 3/11.  I thought that it would be 3/18 or 3/25.  Some of the moms thought that he may be in a "push" division where they complete boot camp sooner.   I have joined the PIR 3/11 group as well.  Have you received your letter and box?
At 9:10am on January 24, 2011, SeabeeWifeDawn(ship 02 DIV 918) said…

Every day is a little different emotionally.  For the most part I'm doing alright, but sometimes something just hits me and I find the tears flowing.

I teach two-year-olds at a daycare, so that keeps me on my toes during the week!  We don't have any children, but we have an eight year old dog & a 10 year old cat who are like kids (the dog has even been acting out since Chet left- just like a child would when their daddy leaves). :)  The hardest part right now is having no contact with him, we've been married for 13 years and I think the longest we've spent apart has been less than two weeks, at least then we were able to talk on the phone).  I just have to keep reminding myself, no news is good news.

Hope today finds you doing a little better, just remember when you're sad that it's only eight weeks. After that at least you'll be able to talk to your sailor more often!

Have a GREAT day!


At 7:16pm on January 22, 2011, NavyMom2 said…
I know it's very hard to receive "THE BOX"  we had to go through it with our first Son, keep yourself busy and time will go by fast. Write to them all the time, that's their life line.
At 12:10am on January 21, 2011, SeabeeWifeDawn(ship 02 DIV 918) said…

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I've had some computer issues!  My hubby called me at 4pm Tuesday & even though I knew the call would be very short & to the point it was much harder to handle than I thought it would be.

How are you doing now that you've got a couple days in?

At 10:23am on January 19, 2011, terrijeann ship 12 div 101 said…

Hello, my name is Terri, I live in Tampa, my Son also left for BC yesterday 1/18/11.  Hang in there!  I'm trying to do the same.

At 7:53am on January 19, 2011, NavyMom2 said…
Hello there, my name is Debbie, we live in Union, our Son left last week for BC

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