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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 7:44am on June 23, 2015, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! We are shipping to the June adoption this week. The new adoption will be announced on July 1 in the Discussion Forum on the Molly's home page.

If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 6:46am on March 16, 2012, cathie said…

Hi Caryn321, My son wrote in his letter that Battlestations was 10 days from "today" and the letter was dated 3/11/12.  My guess is that it will be held on 3/21/12.  What is your SR's name and where is he going after BC?  My son has mentioned a few guys in his letters.  Cant wait for PIR!!!!  Cathie

At 10:23pm on February 24, 2012, Shauna said…
Hi Caryn, I think you are right. Have you heard from your sr?
At 1:39pm on February 10, 2012, Vickyrun said…

Hi Caryn, Welcome to Navy Moms Rock.

At 3:08pm on February 9, 2012, JackieD said…

Hi. I got his box yesterday.  I just spoke to his recruiter, he gave me Ship 2, Division 920.  I'm still going to wait for the form letter to make sure this is correct.  Do you know your son's yet?

At 11:55pm on February 7, 2012, JackieD said…
Hi. How are you doing? I'm patiently waiting for the box? Have you received yours? I think about my son and what he may be doing during the day. Hard to concentrate at work.
At 11:36pm on February 4, 2012, JackieD said…

Hi. Our profile pics are very similar.  Yes, that's my daughter in the picture.  Is that your daughter in yours? 

At 11:53pm on February 2, 2012, mom of three said…
I want to thank you for the friend request. I see you live in Colorado, we live in Santa Fe New Mexico. We're almost neighbors.
At 11:48pm on February 2, 2012, mom of three said…
Hi Caryn, how r things? What time did you get the call? Michael called at 10:03pm. I didn't sleep at all last night. I decided to go to work today knowing that I woulden't be able to call or see my son. It was a really long day. I think what made it long was everyone asking how I was and hugging me and telling me "he'll be ok" honestly I got tired of talking about it. Does that sound awful?
At 6:52pm on February 2, 2012, JackieD said…

Hi Caryn,

Thank you for the friend request.  My son is currently on a plane to GL.  Maybe they'll be in the same division.  I can't wait for the "I'm here" call.  He's been posting pictures from the plane on his Facebook, that I kind of don't feel too out of touch with him yet :)



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