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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Rainy365's Blog (3)

She's Checking In On Ike

The ship her father proposed to me on when I visited for the Independence Day cruise some 27 years. I thought I'd never see that ship again.  Nor did I care to, I couldn't wait for shore duty. Little did I know, my daughter who had not even been thought of at that time would end up serving in the future. And now the day has come for her to check-in on the Ike.  It feels surreal. I am still not looking forward to her deployment. I dread it. A navymom is totally different from a…


Added by Rainy365 on April 18, 2016 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

Loved Hearing My SR's Voice Yesterday

I loved loved hearing from my SR yesterday.  She sounded very upbeat.  Not one complaint.  And this kid is the complaining type, trust.  She was laughing and just very happy to hear my voice.  She had to talk fast cause she didnt have long. At the end of the call I could tell she was tearing up and voice cracking but she was still so excited to talk to us. The girls do sound like they are really becoming a team up there. They are laughing at us moms/family members out here finding each other…


Added by Rainy365 on April 10, 2012 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Ship 12 Div 148 Proud Mom

Got my first real letter today. I've been worried half to death about how she's been.  So, I am so siked. The letter was dated 3/23, which I really dont care long as she is doing good. Thats all I needed to hear.  If my kids says she is ok, she is. Now my mind is at ease. She's AROC, dont know what that is yet, can somebody please bring me up to speed...

Added by Rainy365 on April 5, 2012 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

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