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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Mary, Proud Mom of Nick's Blog (44)

Four New Rates!

Navy Establishes Four New Ratings

Story Number: NNS170201-05Release Date: 2/1/2017 11:20:00 AM A A A Email this story to a friend Print this story

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday the establishment of four new ratings for active duty Sailors, yeoman submarine (YNS), logistics specialist submarine (LSS), culinary specialist submarine (CSS) and fire controlman Aegis (FCA) in NAVADMIN 021/17.

This realignment… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 1, 2017 at 10:57pm — 4 Comments

Free signs for our military...


Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 9, 2010 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Congrats!!! 15,588 to advance to E-4, E-5, E-6

By Mark D. Faram - Staff writer

Posted : Friday Nov 19, 2010 15:12:48 EST

Next week, 15,588 very happy active-duty sailors will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, as well as give thanks for…

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 22, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Is your sailor taking their advancement test?

Good luck to all those exam candidates…


Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 9, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Welcome home to the USS Mesa Verde and USS Nassau!


Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 16, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

A great quote -

“...without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.”
George Washington.

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 12, 2010 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

A beautiful homecoming...

Redeploying Troops Get Holiday Homecoming

By Donna Miles

American Forces Press Service

BALTIMORE, Dec. 23, 2009 - Two days before Christmas, the longest line today at the airport here wasn't at a ticket counter, or at security checkpoints. It was at the international terminal, where hundreds of well-wishers lined up to welcome about 150 troops home from combat deployments.

Troops returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan get a hearty holiday… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 25, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Go for FREE to...Sea World, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country USA or Sesame Place...

Anheuser-Busch offers free theme park admission

By Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - A tribute program that has provided

free admission to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens for more than 4 million

members of U.S. and coalition armed forces and their families has been

extended through 2010.

"Here's to the Heroes," a program sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, was

launched in February 2005 to celebrate the service of… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 18, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Def Leppard, Raven Drum Foundation Offer Free Concert Tickets

By Sharon Foster

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2009 - To honor the military and provide a little fun and excitement over the summer months, the rock group Def Leppard and Raven Drum Foundation have started giving away 100 free concert tickets to military members and veterans with military ID for each show in the 2009 Def Leppard summer concert tour.

Poison and Cheap Trick also will perform on the entire tour.

"Def Leppard's involvement… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 13, 2009 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

We got Orders!!!

girl Pictures, Images and Photos

Can you say Aloha?! USS Chung Hoon DDG-93 here we come!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 14, 2009 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day Pictures, Images and Photos

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day, hope you can attend a parade, have a bbq with family and friends, hug a sailor or get a phone call and most importantly think of those that served so our lives can be safe in the USA.

We are very fortunate that our Sailor will be with us for the holiday weekend, can't get much better than that!

Happy Memorial Day to…

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 21, 2009 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

Wow - what great kids I have!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 8, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

$1 Airline Tickets for our Military Members - Limited offer!

JetBlue Offers $1 Flights for Troops

May 05, 2009

Richmond Times - Dispatch

RICHMOND, Va. -- JetBlue is tossing a sharp salute this month to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Active-duty service members will be able to fly out of Richmond International Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport on JetBlue Airways for $1 this month.

Men and women serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard can book the $1 fares on… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 5, 2009 at 1:45pm — 5 Comments

Entertaining in Afganistan...

Troops crowd the stage to take a photo of Toby Keith April 27 during his concert on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. This was Keith's seventh USO tour.

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

One year ago...the doors rolled up and Division 161 was first in...

Boot Camp Pictures, Images and Photos

What a great year it has been for our Sailor and I'm so happy that we have met in the process! Thanks for all your wonderful support.

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Free day of fun at...

Budweiser is honored to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2009, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch's SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.

Here's to the Heroes program


Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 23, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Proud of our Military!

American Flag Pictures, Images and Photos

Congratulations to our Navy Seals, the crews of the USS Bainbridge, USS Boxer, USS Halyburton and other military men and women on land, in the air and at sea that were involved in the rescue of Captain Phillips.

You make America proud!!!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 12, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

1st gathering of Georgia Moms...

J.Christopher's - Roswell, GA, January 24, 2009

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 25, 2009 at 9:35pm — 7 Comments

Navy for's not just for moms anymore!

At a recent gathering for the Georgia Moms...we found some Proud Navy Dads joined the fun!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 25, 2009 at 9:12pm — 5 Comments

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