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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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Hello all! =)

The last time I was on N4M was when my boyfriend of 3 years left for Great Lakes in January. I found this site to be incredibly helpful and a huge support to get me through until he graduated in March. (so I thought I could get your help Since he has been back, I have noticed all of the wonderful changes in him and all the new possibilities available to him now that he's in the Navy. It's made me start to think about my future and what I would like to accomplish. I am 25, I have some college behind me (about 64 credits) but not a degree. Because of rising tuition costs, I haven't been able to afford to go back to college for my nursing degree. After seeing my bf go through school, I'm thinking about joining the Navy myself. I have talked to him about it and he supports me 100%, but I'm curious..... If I join, what are the possibilities that I won't be able to see him again? We aren't married, so I know getting stationed together is extremely unlikely. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions that might help us out? Anything will be greatly appreciated. =)


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Comment by Anti M on April 29, 2010 at 9:33am
I agree, see what the Navy can offer right now, what you qualify for.

I met my hubby while we were both in the Navy. He asked me to marry him over the phone; he was on a ship out of Japan, I was on Diego Garcia, smack dab in the middle of the Indian Ocean. We had no idea when we'd see each other again. But we both managed to take leave at the same time, we married in Vegas. Granted, for the next two years we saw each other a total of 28 days, but eventually we were stationed together. I only served 9 years and he did 20, I didn't re-enlist again as the Navy was trying to send me to California and leave him in Japan. There are no guarantee you two will be co-located even if married. The Navy tries, but can't always fulfill the request.

Best of luck!


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