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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Lisa-Chris's Mom's Comments

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At 9:51am on October 25, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
Florida! And a new baby too!!! Congratulations. You will be exactly where you should be -- with your expanding family. I do envy you going to FL. I'll be headed to upstate NY in early March for the same event and I can promise you the weather won't be nearly as nice then. But that's fine with me. This is our first grandchild and we just found out the baby is a girl. So we are excited beyond words (since we had 2 boys). But truth be told, I'd have loved having a grandson just exactly as much!
At 12:26pm on October 23, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
Hi Lisa! Sorry this is so late getting to you (I've been so overwhelmed lately). We opted to have a packing party on Nov. 6th at Lesli's house in Wellesley. Do you think you could make it? We'd love to have you. Let me know and I'll get you directions, etc.
Take care.
At 3:09pm on September 19, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
Hey Lisa, where exactly is Spofford, NH? Just curious. With our recent move I can never seem to find what I want when I want it, this time it is our Maps/Atlas that has gone missing? I just talked to Lesli today, I think that we will plan something for mid-Oct. before things get crazy for everyone with the holidays. We'll keep in touch.
At 1:20pm on September 13, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
Hi Lisa! So you are know a resident of beautiful NH! We moved from there just over 9 years ago and returned to MA where our aging parents are. I suppose it was a good decision, but I do miss the town we lived in: Pelham, right on the NH/MA border. It was just far enough to feel we had some space. Now my Dad is dying from pancreatic cancer so it is very good to be close to him. Sometimes it is awfully hard because I have 6 siblings and everyone's feelings of grief over his impending death are raw. But it is nice to meet you. It may be a packing party of 5 - all new. I haven't been able to reach the usuals yet. Probably busy with back to school/end of the summer. I'll let you. But tell me about your sailor son...
At 9:56pm on July 7, 2010, kelly67 said…
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your nice message! We just got home from taking Kevin to Portland where he'll stay the night & fly out tomorrow to GL. It was a long ride home after leaving him. We are so very proud of him & look forward to that quick phone call home in the next couple days!
At 9:45pm on February 17, 2010, LLovesmysailor said…
I think my computer must have had a glitch because I thought I read something about my threading your sewing machine. Please tell me you're kidding? If you need help I'm sure I can help without shipping being involved. LOL
At 1:07pm on January 26, 2010, diane {Shawns mom} said…
I could NEVER get the 'navy speak" thingy to work for me..Maybe it just doesn't work and noone ever says anything..i don't know....♥
At 11:08pm on January 21, 2010, Jess23 said…
Here's your name :)

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At 7:12pm on January 21, 2010, Lisa-Chris's Mom said…
Thanks I appreciate it!!!...
At 7:07pm on January 21, 2010, Jess23 said…
Not a problem, at all :) I'll be sending it, to you, tonight.
I had this up, on one of the groups, but was told I wasn't able to do that. I knew there wasn't any last names, didn't know about no first names. They were really polite about it :) I just thought a lot of Navy Moms, girlfriends, spouses, ect..... would want one......whether to put it on their page and/or send it to their love ones.
I can put a different name. If he goes by "Chris" it probably would look better. It's not a problem, either way
At 12:02am on January 21, 2010, Jess23 said…
If you want one of these......of course with your son's name on it, I'll make you one.

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At 11:12pm on January 20, 2010, BunkerQB said…
I see you have gotten adjusted and you have joined the New Moms Stop Here group. You don't need to have friends to get information from this site. Just relax. I have been "mentoring" many new members and above a certain number, I won't be effective; therefore, I am “graduating” a few of you who appear to be well-adjusted and have learned the ropes. In the Forum, on “How to Do Stuff On N4M” I have posted a number of topics which will help you navigate this site. I am not far away. If you need me, you’ll find me on a daily basis in the SF Bay Area Navy Families group (click on link). That is my “home” group where I am the creator/admin. Best of luck to you and your sailor. Regards, BunkerBee.
At 10:18pm on January 20, 2010, Jess23 said…
WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! I see you're a quick learner :)
You're welcome very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm always making Navy graphics n such. I'll post more. :)
Yes, you gotta love kids..........silly boy
At 7:04pm on January 20, 2010, Jess23 said…
Hello - Lisa......Thanks for the request. I just found this site, the other day. I love it!!!!!!!!!! I'm assuming you're talking about the proud parent pic? If so, right click on it, "save picture as" You have it saved to your computer :) Hope this helps. If you have any problems, let me know.
At 5:33pm on January 20, 2010, diane {Shawns mom} said… mean "acroyms"...ok look on the right hand side of the page, you will see "NAVY SPEAK" can find info is the "blue jacket" lots of info here on Rates etc..for the NAVY!!! xooxox
And girl, you can do anything....I am so happy to help!! ♥..once you find out HOW easy it could KICK yourself!!!!♥
At 10:35pm on January 4, 2010, Lisa-Chris's Mom said…
My son Chris has been the Navy for approx 2-1/2 years and just came home from deployment in Africa. He is now stationed on an air base in Jacksonville FL and is already talking of resigning! We are so very proud of him
At 12:06am on January 4, 2010, BunkerQB said…
As a new member, you will have many questions. Join the New Moms Stop Here group immediately. For new members, this group will be your safe haven - we will support you through those tough weeks before, during and after boot camp. We have members with various experiences and skills available to help you. In case you have two bogus profiles, namely Kayleigh Hall and/or Gloria Lopez. as a friend, remove them ASAP by clicking on their lovely photos and click Remove. They are email-address harvesting. NOTE: this is not an auto-generated message. You are getting this message from a real live Navy mom. Bea (son a nuke on a sub).

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