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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 6/23/2022 - 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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At 8:57pm on June 26, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Anti M is a great source for info on getting married in the Navy.

At 8:46pm on June 26, 2016, lemonelephant said…

For his fiancée: check out Girlfriends, Fiances, and Wives of Sailors.

At 8:40pm on June 26, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

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 you or your Sailor.

At 8:39pm on June 26, 2016, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty) and/or where is he stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 11:22am on January 9, 2015, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 11:20am on January 9, 2015, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

check out these links:

some of the posts or from several years ago but it might give to a jumping off point to research...

At 11:14am on January 9, 2015, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

morning librarygram- saw ur question in chat early this AM..

what ship is he on?

also u might check with the Ombusman for the ship as far a info on when his ship will be coming into port and how to get a base pass..

if I can be of any help getting you some answers please email me

good to see u again...

At 2:13am on April 14, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 10:20am on April 10, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Hi librarygram- saw ur post this AM about having ur class write letters to ur SR. I think that is so neat. As from what my (at the time) SR told me that there were so many in his division that didn't get any mail. sugguestion check out the Boot Camp for Moms site. They have a whole section on what to write and some really awesome questionaire's that u can just print off or change some of the ?'s or add ?'s that the SR's just have to check off the multiple choice answers as they don't have a lot of time on Sunday to write. Hope this helps. Oh and they sugguestion not to send any letters that are larger in bulk than regular postage. Thanks for all ur good work.


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