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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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At 10:06am on September 16, 2010, Diana, ship 04 division 283 said…
I havent got to talk to you as much as i would have like but just wantd to say i have kept up with your post you have been a wonderful support system and i hope to at least wave to ya if there is time lol , hope to see you , have fun at meet and greet , kinfda jealous i cant be there lol , Diana
At 12:12pm on September 15, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
Oh, boy right there with ya! So nervous for them tonight. Praying for all the guys in 313. Can't wait for that awesome call saying they are Sailors!! Have a blessed day.
At 11:55pm on September 7, 2010, Cathi said…
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At 12:53am on September 2, 2010, Diana, ship 04 division 283 said…
hi martina
just stopping in to sy hello, I am not on here much lately but just wanted to check in with ya and see how you were doing
At 12:48pm on August 27, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
We got a 4 line letter hahah He said he was really busy, missed us, working hard and could not wait until graduation. This coming week is Hell week so he asked us to keep him prayers constantly this week...I do that every week anyway. LOL Have a great day and woohoo we are getting closer!
At 10:09am on August 26, 2010, Cathi said…
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At 12:25pm on August 23, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
Hi
My son is in the same unit and no no calls since last weekend. He did say that he did not know when they would get to call again and that it might be a couple of weeks. Hang in there...no news is good news!
At 9:53am on August 22, 2010, Cathi said…
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At 3:50pm on August 20, 2010, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…
HI Martina,
welcome to Heads at Ease! We are glad to have you join us!
At 3:39pm on August 19, 2010, Carol Aileen said…
Hi Martina, I'm sorry I didn't see your message until today - how are you doing? do you want to meet for lunch next week sometime? I put a message out on the MT board to see if we can get a group from this area together, love to chat and share!
At 1:29pm on August 19, 2010, navywife (MM3) said…
Hi, yes he did mention the division is having a hard time coming together with and a lo of it has to do with many not knowing when to be quite and follow directions. But they are getting it together. The letters were amazing cause it was a sign that their mail issue is finally fixed!  It is about them, I am just glad to finally hear something.  
At 1:08am on August 19, 2010, Mama EagleShip 3Div 313 PIR9/17 said…
Thanks you Martina and I'll keep you in mind if I can't make it. God bless!
At 12:50pm on August 18, 2010, Cathi said…
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At 6:23pm on August 17, 2010, Diana, ship 04 division 283 said…
i thought it was funny about the younger recruits not shutting up because Scott said the same thing , not that they were younger but that they just dont know how to be quit and it is pissing him off lol and Scott is probably one of the young ones but has a very old soul lol and he was even upset with the ones that keep talking , he said they will figure it out sooner or later , I don't think i will be at the meet and great because Thursday night my other son graduates from the St Louis police academy at 8 and then i have to drive to Chicago straight from there to be at Scotts graduation in the a, m boy i think i will be pulling an all nighter so just look for the lady who looks like a tired mess lol
At 3:41pm on August 17, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
Thank you so much! That is such relief!! I have gathered that they were sent home do to medical issues. That is very disappointing I am sure. Praying our boys make it through. Come on Sept. 17! Thanks again and have a great day. Hope for letters and calls this week. :)
At 1:00am on August 17, 2010, Diana, ship 04 division 283 said…
and where do you get those questioners , I want one lol, I also have a very good friend that lives in bozeman, are you near there ?
At 12:57am on August 17, 2010, Diana, ship 04 division 283 said…
Hi Martina,
My sons name is scott, he has met navy wifes husband in there , i asked about a few others but they didn't ring a bell, During his phone call he said there are like 85 in his division so he doesn't know everyone, , he too said he will be calling on Tuesday, so again my cell phone will be in my bra lol. what is your sons name ?or husband I get so confused on here sometimes, lol he too said they earned the extra TIME to call on saturday by scoring higher then their brother division on their test said that the division is doing really well, He said that he was having so much fun ,it was easier then he thought and the food is great, even gained a few pounds , which is all I needed to hear to feel better, Said that there has been a problem with their division sending mail out since processing but we should get some this week , but he has gotten every letter we have sent him, he said mail out takes about 4 days , so I am hoping on thursday lol, what else did you find out in your phone call, . please keep in touch
Diana
At 9:02pm on August 16, 2010, MarySubMom said…
Hi Martina,

No letters yet! Actually, I would love to know he's getting to sleep and not staying up late to write to me....I know he's writing to his wife and that makes me happy! My son is from CA originally and recently from MN. I look forward to meeting all the wonderful moms and wives! Take care!
At 3:28pm on August 15, 2010, navywife (MM3) said…
YAY! I am so glad you got a call from your son! and for him to be staff with the priest! very proud indeed. my husband said he is a section leader and their division is really pulling together as a team! hopefully the mail gets fixed soon and we get our letters!
At 8:28am on August 11, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
Hi
My son, Kyle, is in the same division. Hoping to get a letter this week. I too, miss my boy a lot and truley miss his phone calls and popping in at the house. He too, is a great guy, very quiet and I pray he is doing great!. Hope you get word/call this week. Have a great day and have peace that our boys are making a great career for themselves.

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