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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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A little about me:
I have had the priviledge of helping raise my grandson. Our family is proud of HIS decision to join the Navy and support his efforts. He is very proud of his career choice and will be very dedicated to serve his country. On the other hand, we love and miss him beyond belief. We need to be strong as well.
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The importance of maturity and decipline. Being new at this point, I hope to see positive results.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:15pm on February 23, 2011, BM3Simswife said…
OH my, what a great picture!  I have tears in my eyes!  Thank you for sharing! :)
At 2:08am on February 23, 2011, BM3Simswife said…
How do I find the picture of the Comstock leaving today?
At 7:45pm on June 4, 2010, Dee FL10 said…
Hey girl...I am finally back on, but can not seem to find any chatty ladies like we had in our bootcamp room! LOL Hope all is well with you and the family. re you enjoying California weather? Its a bit hot down here! Spent the weekend with Brian and he seems to be adjusting, just waiting for his orders which should come soon. Cross our fingers and toes!I will promise to keep in touch...miss ya!
At 9:42am on May 7, 2010, NaVyGiRl22410 said…
Thank you :) Brian just took a class for firefighting on the jets and he said that was ery cool, now he is taking another class. That's good that he is now with other people and they have their own stuff now! :) crossing my fingers that he is held for much longer. I will tell denise today im spending the night with her tonight.
-Amanda <3
At 10:13am on May 4, 2010, NaVyGiRl22410 said…
Brian is very nervous about his classes today because he has two thaqt are close together. He sounds like he is having a lot of fun though. I am very proud of all of them :) have your Granddaughter add me on facebook :) Tell her to look up Amanda Burkhalter :) Thank you :)
-amanda <3
At 9:52am on May 3, 2010, NaVyGiRl22410 said…
Hi Nana! I'm good :) how are you? Brian is loving Pensacola. He said that it is beautiful there and i don't doubt it. How is your grandson? I'm glad that you all got to spend the weekend with him :) I et he was very happy to see you guys! I will tell Denise you said hi.
At 9:12pm on April 13, 2010, grannytr said…
Hi navynana. My name is Jeanne. I am still working and so is my daughter so I don't get to see the grandkids in Texas as much as I'd like. We try to get down there a couple of times a year, but we have always been close to Ted. We are leaving on the 22nd to drive to Chicago. Ted's parents and sister are flying up on Thursday. Are you going to the meet and greet at the Ramada? It's for anyone, but they'd like for you to sign up and get your name posted on the spreadsheet. Just post a comment if your daughter hasn't listing your recruit's first name, ship/div info and 1st names of family coming.
At 3:10pm on April 11, 2010, grannytr said…
I understand your feelings. When I saw your name I was thrilled. Ted just turned 19 and his family lives in Dallas. They have lived all over due to his dad's job, but we have always been close. He is our oldest. I am so excited about PIR. Ted is Ship 10/Div 165. He is our first grandchild and it was four years before we had another.

Ted has never been good at submitting to authority so we were concerned about how he would do. He was determined to be the best when he went to bootcamp and I can only hope that he is now seeing the importance of discipline. I'm certain he will be an excellent sailor.
At 2:02am on March 13, 2010, tmgMom said…
Hello Navynana:

My son is in Ship 10 DIV 164. We are from San Antonio, TX

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