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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 12:27am on November 10, 2015, lemonelephant said…

shelley, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your name and email address (you probably made the chage some time ago); you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.) Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post, so also make change 4. To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile picture.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 4:01pm on January 12, 2011, battlebuddy said…
Gosh I really hope it's not till Sunday or Monday. I feel like I have not seen Josh in forever...I am so ready for February.....I know you are too. It makes me feel better that he will know someone going there at the same time as he is.
At 11:42pm on January 11, 2011, battlebuddy said…
Hi there...I finally got a chance to look thur Josh's ppwk his rating is SH Ship Serviceman, that part I knew, I just could not remember the says his A school is approx. 4 weeks. That doesn't seem very long to me.
At 6:00pm on January 4, 2011, TxNavyMom said…
It included flight/hotel/car.  Priceline allowed me to look at surroundng areas for hotel, which the other sites didn't
At 12:11pm on January 4, 2011, TxNavyMom said…

Check Priceline also.  I was able to choose a hotel in Waukegan instead of Chicago and it lowered the total cost for two to under $750.   It will cost more if only one person goes, like $500 instead of $300.  Go figure.  Good luck



At 8:58am on January 4, 2011, TxNavyMom said…
Its all good.  I'm just hoping we can go, or even just one of us .
At 7:52pm on January 3, 2011, TxNavyMom said…
I;;m not Connie, but I googled Texas Eagle and pluggd in the information.  However, using Orbitz to find flight/hotel/car got a deal for $823.  But that was a hotel in Chicago.  Good luck.  We don't know if we can afford it or not.  Property taxes due, cash Christmas, I'm so depressed.
At 3:47pm on January 3, 2011, TxNavyMom said…
I found that train from Ft Worth, rental car and hotel for just at $800 for two.  23 hours, but hey I wouln't be doing the driving.  Right now at $800 just for roundtrip and car.   
At 2:13pm on January 3, 2011, TxNavyMom said…

Thank you so much for the information on the train out of Ft. Worth.  When I get home from work I will look into it.  If we fly we fly from DFW.. Might as well take a train from Ft. Worth.


I am praying for all our recruits, I know its hard on them.  Mine is a later starter, he is 24, but this is different from anything he has known.

At 7:43am on January 3, 2011, TxNavyMom said…

Hi, my son is Eric.  What is your son's name?  I have only received one letter so far, he wrote it Christmas Eve.  Seems to be doing well, beyond homesick.  No phone calls yet, though I don't know if his dad has received more than the "made it safe" call.  Apparently he listed his dad as his contact.  They sent me the address but forgot the grad pak information.  I am waiting for a copy.  They did give the date and all.


Have you made your reservations yet?  We don'lt know if we should now or wait til mid Jan.  What if they get sick or for some other reason miss their grad date?


Hope all moms are well.  and that we all get a call soon.


At 9:46am on December 31, 2010, beachbum said…
My son is in same ship/div. We have a discussion group just for us if you want to join! I just got my first "real" letter yesterday, did me a world of good! I am in nc by the way, my name is robin.
At 11:53am on December 27, 2010, TXlifeboat said…
OK, 3 weeks before a call... well, it's better to know that, instead of being on pins & needles another week!  Thanks for the info... I guess getting No call means they are doing alright then... still hard, but I'll keep busy.   Hope you have a good day!   I'm still sending Prayers to our boys, and the families waiting for them!   =)
At 5:14pm on December 26, 2010, TXlifeboat said…
Hi!--- So glad to meet some other Moms in the same division.  We never received a phone call from our son on Christmas Day--- stayed home All day, just in case!  It was really kinda depressing... by 9:30 pm I gave up waiting--- thinking, there's always Tomorrow...!   I keep hoping we'll get a regular letter from him soon; I also wonder if our sons have even received Any of the letters that We have sent??!  Today is Sunday... so I hope they are getting to read mail... maybe even able to write Us a letter that we so desperately want to receive!  
At 2:35pm on May 11, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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