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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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A little about me:
I am a mother of 4 boys. My oldest just left this morning for Great Lakes 9/13. I own an embroidery business and have been married for 24 years. I have a strong Christian faith and love to read fluff fiction books.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have no experience. It is all new to me

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At 12:47am on October 15, 2010, Robin(Corpsman-DA Mom) said…
I meant to say 'Are THEY writing on days other than Sunday" ha ha! Gotta get some sleep! Talk to you tomorrow. Hopefully Letter Day for me!
At 12:46am on October 15, 2010, Robin(Corpsman-DA Mom) said…
Glad to hear our boys are friends!! but my memory is failing me! I know they were both going to be corpsmen, right? And is your son going to GL for school? What for? And you got a note from him today or yesterday? Are you writing on days other than Sunday? Have you told me your son's last name? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks! Robin
At 3:00pm on October 7, 2010, Lynne said…
I didn't see this until now...but absolutely you just go right up to that forum and join in the conversation...I made up each of these discussions so that members of the same divisions could find each other...
At 11:00am on October 2, 2010, Robin(Corpsman-DA Mom) said…
I also embroidery! Just have a machine at home and mostly monogram for myself and my good friends. Do you have a shop or do it out of your home?
At 10:59am on October 2, 2010, Robin(Corpsman-DA Mom) said…
I have to ask......what's the story behind your screen name "one of the balls"????
At 6:05pm on September 30, 2010, FN salior Ship Bataan lh 5 said…
Hello nice to meet you,we are all waiting for that great day when we can see or men and women, we can say kids any more lol.walk out inn white .Hope to see you there.
At 12:25pm on September 30, 2010, Lynne said…
You don't have to join a discussion group you just make a comment....
At 10:03pm on September 29, 2010, B2bparts ship07DIV363Pir 11/05 said…
Good evening have you gotten a letter yet?????
At 1:38am on September 29, 2010, Lynne said…
I see you figured out how to join the group...welcome to the land of the crazy as we all try to survive this bizarre!!
At 8:41pm on September 28, 2010, B2bparts ship07DIV363Pir 11/05 said…
No I don't think there are many of us! I haven't heard how many there are but there are 13 divisions so I bet there about 80 ! I ll let you know if I get anything hang in there we can do this too! Lol   Ttyl Tammy 

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