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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 2:18pm on August 22, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members."

Since your Username contains your last name, also make changes 1 and 2 to change your Username and the URL (address) to your My Page, which also contains your first name.

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

At 2:16pm on August 22, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to if you would like them.

At 12:41pm on September 21, 2012, charlie8/14 said…
I got a note from charlie. Just they started week for this past tues. He misses and loves me. That's all there was to it. Not to much longer and we get to see them
At 9:24am on September 19, 2012, charlie8/14 said…

We have made it half way!! All i can tell you is Oct 12 can't get here soon enough. Got my fingers crossed that i will get a letter today. i didn't get one last week cause i got the call.  It seems like fridays are the worst, not sure why. How have you been holding up? Did you get a call yet?

At 5:14pm on September 8, 2012, charlie8/14 said…

that's great..... charlie didn't say in his letter yesterday where he would be going, but i'm thinking he's going there also...that will be good if they are gonna be in A school together..i see some ppl are getting calls today i sure hope we get one......

At 8:08pm on September 4, 2012, charlie8/14 said…

I know what you mean...i just want to hug charlie till he screams STOP!!! It is hard to believe that its been 3 wks already. Im so ready to hear something a call or a letter either one just something. maybe we will hear something this week...

At 1:27pm on August 29, 2012, Dany - Navy Wife said…

Hi nice to "meet you"! Good to know that we are on the same boat! lol

Do you have any news about your son? I'm waiting for the letter...the first real letter.

Form letter I got last Saturday.

I hope everything is fine! God bless you! Dany

At 11:45pm on August 24, 2012, sandi (Ship12,DIV321) said…

Hang in there .It does get a little better .But we will always miss them to no end. Keep those beautiful memories in your heart to keep you going.

At 3:16pm on August 24, 2012, Kellie (Ship 11 Div. 336) said…

I would love to drive up there....I still find myself looking out the window at night waiting for him to come home & thinking he's late.

I got the box Wednesday but no letter.

At 5:35pm on August 23, 2012, Kathyc said…

Glad you got your box!! It is such a relief and a milestone!  I love the countdown clock on the PIR site for 10/!!

At 7:24pm on August 22, 2012, Kathyc said…

did you get your box?  still waiting for my letter.....

At 10:04pm on August 20, 2012, Kathyc said…
It sure does....I could still sense him there- his cologne lingers....(normally have to tell him to go easy on it) LOL!
At 10:55am on August 18, 2012, charlie8/14 said…

sorry i had to leave a min ago my sister came by and i had to run out with her.... im really not sure if he is or not. at one time that is the route he wanted to take, but then he was thinking about a dive medic

At 7:13am on August 18, 2012, charlie8/14 said…

yea im charlie guys mom... he calls him that cause he has it tattooed on his chest... hakuna matata....(however you spell it) you know from the lion i got charlies box fri, have you gotten Jake's yet? it was alot more emotional then i thought it was gonna be. to tell you the truth this whole ordeal has been more then i can stand at times... dont get me wrong i am so proud of charlie but it has proven to be quite a challenge for far this has been a great website with alot of good info...

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