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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 2:48pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to join, or at least check out, Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:45pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Please delete the comment below (click on the x) that includes an email address. Thanks for helping her with PERSEC and doing that.

At 7:27pm on April 17, 2013, kathryn56 said…

Hi, vikiboo! My email is

I will be happy to give you the "girl's" perspective. It can be weird.

At 4:18pm on April 7, 2013, frandnavymom said…

Hi vikiboo!  My son will going to Pensacola, Fl for A school. He is going for aviation structural mechanic (AM).  My older son and I will be driving to PIR from Ohio, and will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott, it's a bit more expensive, but I thought this is a once in a life time expirence, so why not.  I am hoping to go to Sarge's meet and greet depending on when we arrive at the hotel, my ex husband  and his fiance will also be there.  We will all be at the same hotel, and it's all good, cause we all get along well.

Hope to meet you and other moms from this group, God Bless and wish your family well.

At 1:07pm on April 7, 2013, navymom21 said…

Thanks for the info.....I hope the time goes fast...I sure miss my daughter...But she really

wanted to do this....I cant wait to hear from her !! I just got her address and sent the first letter out... Have a good day !!

At 1:31pm on April 4, 2013, backpacker(Ship12/167) said…

ft.sam houston hospital..

At 1:18pm on March 27, 2013, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hi vikiboo! I'm sorry I just now saw your comment. 

Have you checked out the discussion "Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival to GC"? in Nuke Moms? If not, definitely check that out and let me know if you have any more specific questions. :)

If you have, what kind of fields were you wanting to know about? Like their specific jobs or the training that they go through?

At 11:23am on March 24, 2013, missG said…

Hi vikiboo, no call for us this weekend it seems, but I guess it also means she's fine

At 11:54am on March 22, 2013, Cali mom Ship 12/Div 157 said…

I am not sure if its the actaul flu. I believe it has more to do with being the cold. I just hope the sic doesn't hurt him. He finally went back to the Doc and they provided him with more meds. At least he is now on the healing portion and be able to resume. I just wait for the letters which I recieved my 3rd yesterday and the long awaited phone call #3 saturday. I am glad to have this site

At 11:17am on March 21, 2013, missG said…

Hi vikiboo,We haven't gotten our real letter yet either, will be hovering over the mailbox today like a hummingbird.....

as far as makeup: 1 cake type (powdery) foundation, 1 mascara, 1 eyeliner/eyebrow pencil, 1 lipstick,1 eyeshadow...nothing too garish of course, it should compliment your girls natural colors

Good Luck with the mail today!


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