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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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Donna's Blog (9)

Looking for CT Mom's to help out

Please Join us Dec 1st for our first Packing Party.  Please consider helping.  Our brave men and women so need our love and support over in the "sandbox."

Added by Donna on November 14, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Happy News... Boot Camp Completed

A very proud time for my son and the family.  So exicited for him.  Congrat's to all of our Newest sailors.  God bless you all and keep you safe always.



Added by Donna on May 8, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Great phone call today


My son Andrew called to say he made it!  He will be graduating May 11TH.  We are so proud and exicited for him.

Can't wait to see him in his uniform.


Added by Donna on May 5, 2012 at 12:29am — 2 Comments

Looking for Crowe's mom

My son is in Div 145 and is friends with Crowe.  He sent a letter home saying we've spoken via this site.  Are you out there?  Our sons will be going to A School together  I'm pretty sure.  I'd love to hear from you


Added by Donna on May 3, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Time... Helps

Received my second letter yesterday.  Andrew's letter was funny!  He sounded  happy,  back to his usual self.  He said that the first two weeks had been hard on him since he questions himself often, and was worried was he doing everything good enough.

It is true what they say about time.  Time has a way of helping us to work things out and make peace with ourselves as well as others.  Well it's been 4 weeks and 2 days and the time that has passed helped Andrew to be more confident in…


Added by Donna on April 14, 2012 at 2:17pm — 6 Comments

YIPPEE Got the Call!

Our son called yesterday!  It was great to talk to him.  My husband was also able to speak to him too.  He said he passed the physical training and swimming.  He said he had to learn to fold his clothes, make his bed and March correctly.  Maybe if he had worked at the Gap store instead of Dunkin Donuts that would have helped him out with the folding. lol

He did say that the men in his division have all done a good job. No ones getting into trouble.  That's a relief.

I can't…


Added by Donna on April 6, 2012 at 9:06pm — 5 Comments

First letter came today. Great day.

I received my first letter from Andrew.  He said things are going well, he's getting use to the routine, following directions making new friends.  I'm so proud of him and am just counting down the days till May 11!

Added by Donna on March 31, 2012 at 10:21pm — 4 Comments

Graduation 5/11/12 Here we come

Hotel & Air reservations made.  Graduation day here we come!


Added by Donna on March 28, 2012 at 9:14am — 6 Comments

Making Reservations for May 11th Graduation

Wondering if it's to early to purchase airline tickets for graduation May 11th?  Any thoughts to share?

Added by Donna on March 25, 2012 at 7:24pm — 4 Comments

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