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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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At 11:31pm on September 30, 2012, momof31971 said…

We Lisa's have to stick together!  Haha

At 5:28pm on May 31, 2012, Tricia said…

Hey lisa I been  so busy have not been on here for a while my son is a E4


At 10:42pm on May 12, 2012, Tricia said…

My son last name is kellark and he have a picture on facebook uss entp.

At 9:17pm on May 11, 2012, Tricia said…

Hi my name is trica I think my son and your son is together my son is leroy and he just sent me a picture of him and his group I will try to send you a picture of the group okay

At 10:47am on April 25, 2012, mattsmom aka Patti said…

Hi Lisa - Now were friends - LOL!  Let me know if you want me to send a message to tyguysmom about their current port :)

At 11:47am on March 19, 2012, mdamon70/SHIP11Div.134 said…

Good Morning!!!!  Saw that you live in Wellington... We're neighbors... I live in The Acreage....

At 2:01pm on August 2, 2011, Connie(Memphis Belle) said…
what a lovely compliment!!  thank you friend!
At 1:13pm on August 2, 2011, Connie(Memphis Belle) said…
thank you for the friend request!  so glad to see you back with the AT moms : )  hang in there girlie...we're all at different stages of this "Navy thing" and we'll all get through it together!
At 7:19pm on February 27, 2011, Laura said…
Hi! Not that I know of. I am going to be leaving here around 11:45, so if you decide you can go let me know sometime before the weekend so I can plan to get you.
At 1:01pm on February 11, 2011, Rosalinda(MAA MAMA) said…
Hi sorry i didnt get back to you sooner about the meet and greet can you please send me the address and correct date & time and i will try to make it i have been very busy with that of my dad being in the hospital a litte over a week talk to you soon Thank you.
At 12:28pm on January 27, 2011, Ark Navy Mom! said…
Thank you for the heads up about the BS post.  I was unaware that the information was not supposed to be public.  I can no longer find the post on the RTC facebook page and have deleted my post on this page.  I did not mean to get anyone in trouble was just excited to see when we might be able to expect our "I'm a Sailor" call.
At 6:46pm on January 17, 2011, DSailorMom said…
Yes, about 3 years ago Joshua wanted to get his nose cauterized, he had nose bleeds often, but the doctor wouldn't do the procedure before having blood work done to test for Von Willebrands.  The initial test sent us all was VERY high and looked as if Joshua would need to be cautious the rest of his life.  Because of this they sent us to specialists at a children's hospital.  The first test run there was a "high normal" and the second indicated he was only a carrier of the disease.  So, they were comfortable stating it was a "false positive".  I am not sure how detailed the Navy will test the blood, if it done like a regular lab (which is how the first initial test was done) the blood will most likely come back with HIGH numbers.  If they spin it down and clarify it, he could possibly be cleared.  We will have to see what God has planned.  Yes, Joshua refers to Anthony as his "best friend" and was so very disappointed that he wouldn't be graduating with him and going to "A" school with him and his other buddies.  I hope that if Joshua does come home they will be able to keep in touch.  Pray for Joshua ... Anthony is in our prayers always!  Dana
At 6:09pm on January 17, 2011, DSailorMom said…
We found out he was on Ship 5 last week.  What is your first name? I'm Dana.
At 6:07pm on January 17, 2011, DSailorMom said…
Thanks...I guess it's called Ship 5 now and I found a GREAT site of moms here who have had kids there.  It looks like if he's DQ'd he will be home in approx. 12 business's sort of like the US Mail! :)
At 5:08pm on January 17, 2011, Rosalinda(MAA MAMA) said…
Oh yes i have to see my future Sailor get sworn in and will be in every event that i can be in, although i have three more young men at home this one has a special part in my heart. Hope to keep learning more on this website. I took off work Mon - Wed to be there for him. My son joined in Delray due to the school he was in. My son signed up one of his friends and he signed up in the Greenacres office off of Lake Worth RD.
At 3:12pm on January 17, 2011, DSailorMom said…

Hello ~ I think you are Anthony's mom? Joshua is my son...he and Anthony have become quite close.  We are waiting to hear if Joshua will be DQ'd because of health reasons.  Should hear something by Wednesday, January 19th.  It's just crazy having to wait and wonder.  I am glad to hear your son is doing so well.  Joshua was pretty devasted 1. knowing he would not be able to graduate and go to A school with his buddies 2. that he wouldn't see Anthony again 3. that he may not even get to stay in the Navy.  But we know that God has a plan and we are just waiting to see it unfold.



At 2:02am on January 17, 2011, Rosalinda(MAA MAMA) said…
Hello Thank you for writing back we live near Greenacres although we are considred West Palm Beach
At 9:46pm on January 10, 2011, Lori( Ship 03 Division 82) said…
Hi ! We are from St.petersburg Florida................My daughter left on Dec14.Its been a long 4 weeks for both of us...She is very homesick and having a bit of trouble adjusting...I hope she is doing better than the last time I talked to her.   She said they would be calling last week but I haven't heard from her yet.       I was glad I got a few letters from her last Thursday.......Hopefully we will get calls this week?
At 8:52am on January 6, 2011, bsmom said…
He mentioned 300 in one part of the letter.  Not sure if this is in his division or he meant a larger group....still learning the lingo!!  Your letters should be any day! Hang in there....I know the feeling!!
At 12:51am on January 1, 2011, NavyWife1214 (Ship 03 Div 079) said…
I got to talk to Arthur again today! They let him call home because it was Tucker's birthday! I can't believe it! Twice in one week. He said today was the first day he has been able to send out a letter! Maybe this is the case for all divisions. He also said that they were supposed to have Holiday time today. He said training started on Monday and that it's been stressful, but he's been able to keep up so far.

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