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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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Quote from my Sailor

I love this stuff...

" i know that i've made a change for the better. i hold my head up higher than i ever did before. it feels great"

Added by Stacey on June 1, 2011 at 8:24am — 2 Comments

Probably no PIR trip.

At this point I don't know if I'll be able to afford a trip out to Great Lakes for PIR.  It kills me inside but the money just isn't there.  I've prayed and asked God that if I'm supposed to be there to make a way.  I talked to my son about it before he left and he said he'd understand if I couldn't make the trip but I still feel like I'd be letting him down.  Right now reading all the comments and posts it seems like everyone is headed out to PIR to see their sailor.  I just feel awful…


Added by Stacey on April 14, 2011 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

No Letter Yet!

Every afternoon I hurry home from work so I can check the mail.  Nothing yet.  I'm kind of bummed.

I write Mal about every other day.  I bought a roll of stamps last week and I'm looking forward to using them all up.  I really just want a letter...a real one.

Added by Stacey on April 13, 2011 at 2:56pm — 8 Comments

I'm surprised I lasted this long.

I don't know if it was because I took my youngest for a haircut today and thought about his big brother getting his head shaved or if it's because ...aww man I miss him and my emotions just got the better of me.  There I was locked in the bathroom blubbering.  I'm still waiting for ship and division information...well time to write another letter.

Added by Stacey on April 2, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Got the Call

Well the call came in from him around 2230 EDT.  He sounded almost as if he was reading from a script.  Probably just nerves.  It was great to hear his voice and tell him I love him.  He says I should be getting another call in about 3 weeks.

Added by Stacey on March 30, 2011 at 8:02am — 3 Comments

Leaving today!

I made his favorite dinner for him last night.  He's said goodbye to his girlfriend.  My hubby is so proud he could just bust and I am too but....I'm going to miss him and I'll be counting the days until I can hug him again.

Added by Stacey on March 28, 2011 at 7:40am — 3 Comments

Proud Navy Mom

So let me start this by saying I don't think I'm really very superstitious.


At the Navy Exchange is a wonderfule Proud Navy Mom decal I've been eyeing for months now BUT I refuse to buy it Yet!  I actually feel like I might be jinxing my son if I buy it and actually put it on my car now.  So here's the plan.  When he leaves for boot camp I'll purchase the decal.  When he calls after Battle 21 I'll put it on the car!  Anyone else got their Proud Navy Mom decals yet?

Added by Stacey on March 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Counting Down

Just posted the party for my son on Facebook.  Nothing fancy just friends and family over to have pizza and munchies. 

Besides the party he's getting his leopard gecko ready for his new home with my niece and packing his stuff away.  Yes we're turning his bedroom into a playroom for his little brother.  The bed and dresser will remain though for visits home.  I'll bet the weeks are going to fly by between now and 3/29.

Added by Stacey on March 1, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

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