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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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this is my last post to this site as my son, who worked his butt off to become shop head at SDNB was released. I am shocked, saddened, and disgusted that instead of performance reviews all names are dropped into a hat and those pulled are sent on their way. He worked very hard and wanted to make a career of the Navy. Now he is in the highest expense area with only his wife's income. As she is Navy also they won't reassign her. To add injury to insult, his DD214 was wrong and he can't apply to school until it is fixed. Very, very angry.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on March 31, 2021 at 11:29am

I am so very sorry to hear this.  Let's hope they get his DD214 straightened out quickly so he can apply to school.  He will get BAH while he is enrolled in school (full time) so that should help them out financially.  Hang in there - as difficult as it seems right now things will get better.  Vent on here as much as you want - and then try to be the biggest cheerleader/supporter you can for your son and his wife.  hugs to you

Comment by Nineweh on May 26, 2021 at 3:43pm

Hi, new to the forum and my son is at Pensacola, graduated PIR 02/25/21.  So sorry to hear about your son and can tell you from experience as a Navy brat and now, a Navy mom that the military works same as a corporate structure.  It is what you make of it and as much as you need to be stellar in job performance, sailors also need to network and make connections in the Navy.  Petty officers have favorites and will definitely be partial, so it's about getting noticed and going over the chain command at times.  Due to the quarantines and Covid, schools are backed up and they are whittling down fast and without discretion.  These sailors coming out of boot camp over the last 8 months are going up against so many odds and there will be casualties of the process.  Again, so sorry this happened to your son, yet BsNukeMom is correct that God always has a plan and works for our good.


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