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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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I'm going through a really hard time right now. My husband is I'm navy nuke school, and seems to be having a hard time keeping up as of right now.. To add to the stress we have a ceremony due the week he returns to california for his 10 day leave.... So as of right now we don't know if he will be out off 2 weeks or stay as planned.. Not only that I broke my knee in a "stretching" accident.... I just had surgery and can't walk right now.. And to top it all off my best friend of 10 years just told me last night that she didn't want to be best friends anymore.. We should go our separate ways.. It crushed me... I feel so alone, and I wish everything wasn't going so bad. It's hard being strong and putting on a fake smile... But that's what I do, pretend to smile. I know my husband is having a hard enough time in one of the hardest schools... So he doesn't really know how depressed I am.. I wish I didn't feel so bad...

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Comment by Pammy on August 11, 2014 at 8:44pm
I'm sorry you are going through all of this! But I'll keep u in my prayers if your ok with that. I'm here if u need to talk.
Comment by Mandy0801 on August 11, 2014 at 8:45pm
Thank you :)
Comment by BunkerQB on August 11, 2014 at 11:33pm

I posted this discussion on the Nuke Mom's group. You might consider forwarding the info to your husband. My son was a nuke officer and the suggestions came from him. A number of the moms told me their sailors found it really useful and calm them down a bit. As for your best friend turning her back on you, it's possible that she (or he) can't cope with dealing with other who are in distress and she/he just isn't interested in being supportive. There are people like that out in the world - sometimes in our own families. It is what it is. Can you lean on your family a bit. The Nuke mom's group is very supportive. They can at least give you some virtual hugs and listen. Don't try to put on a fake smile with everyone. It's OK to say, "I am having a bad week/month." Things will get better.

Comment by Mandy0801 on August 11, 2014 at 11:39pm
Thank you. My family is very supportive in everything I do. It just hard right now with everything that's going on. But that you for the support. This page has help a lot.!


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