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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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Hi, I'm new to N4M and my son will be leaving for boot camp the end of April,and i wanted to vent about his Employer,Chuck E. Cheese......
first let me tell you my son has worked @ CEC since he was 16yo he is now 19 and has had several awards from the company,so here's what makes me angry.......
my son gave his notice over a month ago letting them know he had enlisted in the US Navy and his last day of work would be April 18,2010 he is scheduled to work all weekend and all day Easter Sunday (our last Easter all together) so next weeks schedule is posted and my son who has since he was 16 yo worked between 30 and 40 hour weeks is now on the last schedule for 3 hours total,when he asked why this was he was told so other employees could have a chance to get in hours since hes quitting.....
He is not just QUITTING.... he joined the Navy, he is not just going to work for Mc Donald or a "cool job" @ the mall, He made a very selfless decision to join the military and it makes me so angry that after all his hard work and how loyal he has been to this company they would just disregard him as if none of it matters.
I don't want to sound like I'm whining but he is very hurt by this and he knows he has his whole life ahead of him and he is so excited about leaving for basic training but it just makes me mad that that's how they treated him and this is the THANKS he gets.

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Comment by Mommacat on April 3, 2010 at 12:24am
I think what you are seeing is the modern treatment of employees by management as disposable. Once upon a time, companies valued their customers AND good employees. Now it's the almighty buck. I am sorry your son has been treated this way. He could just decline to work Sunday. I did that as a college student. Is it going to break him if he just walks away now?
Comment by mamabear5 (CVN65) on April 3, 2010 at 12:47am
Thanks....he plans on finishing out his schedule, but I know he is just overwhelmed with how he is being treated.
Comment by 2 navy boys on April 3, 2010 at 3:30am
My son was also treated poorly at the job he was working at when he gave notice. But there are people out there who are truely appreciative. When people see my t-shirts or the bumper sticker on my car they say they are very grateful to him for all he does, for being in the military to defend his fellow Americans.
Comment by mamabear5 (CVN65) on April 3, 2010 at 11:12am
I want to thank you all for your support,we are truly lucky to be a part of the Navy Family!
Comment by mamabear5 (CVN65) on April 3, 2010 at 12:16pm
Im not upset that he has to work for the holiday,I am upset that he was treated with such little respect,I fully understand what life in the navy is like am married to a former sailor,and my son was born while his dad was on deployment so i do know about what it is gonna be like,I am just amazed at the treatment my recruit is getting.
Comment by BunkerQB on April 5, 2010 at 12:14am
I am crossing off CHUCK E.CHEESE from my list of restaurants. Since I haven't been there for 15 years, it'll be easy. Your son sounds like a terrific young man. Congratulations. I just know that the Navy will help him realize his full potential. Good luck. Here are some links to groups and blogs that will help you get adjusted.

1 New Moms Stop Here group. For new members, this group will be your safe haven.
2. If you have some experience with the Navy, check out this group - Seasoned mom's answers to questions
Here is a Bootcamp group for you.
1. Leaving For Bootcamp in April

See Depper’s… in but not yet .
Two blogs on how to use this site.
1. Welcome to New Members
2. A Message for New Members

Take some time, learn to use this site. There is no easy way around that one.


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