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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

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San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

Time: October 6, 2011 to October 11, 2011
Location: San Francisco Waterfront
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map:…
Event Type: fleet, week, air, show, public, event, navy
Organized By: San Francisco Fleet Week Association
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011

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Event Description

San Francisco Fleet Week celebrates the Bay Area's historic connection to the U.S. Navy with a Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, the Blue Angels, and more.

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Comment by Nancy on April 2, 2011 at 4:04pm

I didn't get to go last year. Son was just entering BC and I didn't feel a real Navy connection. However, THIS year I am totally looking forward to seeing Fleet Week from a totally new perspective.


Comment by BunkerQB on March 10, 2011 at 5:16am

Last year 17 of us from the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group gathered for dinner at the Marines' Memorial Hotel.

Here is the info from last year - in case anyone wants to organize one - Quiltlady's husband is a member of Marines' Memorial Club - she was our contact person. She and her husband along with my husband and I stayed up there for two nights. It was a great weekend. It's a bit far in advance but it'll be fun to do it again. The photos are posted under the SF group's photos.


Maureen Comment by Maureen on March 10, 2011 at 4:19am
I went last year, but didn't meet up with the Navy Mom's group, as I didn't realize that they were all meeting up there, and when..I'm scheduled to work that weekend, so I will have to work on getting the day off, once I know which date that you'll all be meeting up...Mu husband and I found free parking, and we took our bikes with us, and we rode all over SF..Had a blast and such a beautiful day it was...We went on a Sunday, and even saw the parade..The blue Angels were awesome, as well as all of the displays....Looking forward to the date, so I can get somebody to switch with me, if need be...
Comment by USNproudMom on March 2, 2011 at 4:12pm
I too am looking forward to Fleet Week this year. My daughter leaves for RTC in June. I am new to Navy for Moms so looking forward to meeting some of you :)
Comment by Arwen on February 19, 2011 at 3:59pm
hikermom, I'm from Santa Rosa, but I don't live there now. To expensive. But my heart is forever in the North Bay.
Comment by hikermom on February 10, 2011 at 1:29am
I am from Sonoma County. My son did PIR 1/28/11 and is now at GC, SC. I hope to meet more Navy Moms at Fleet Week!
Comment by chew92 on January 26, 2011 at 1:28am
I am from Oakland.  Looking forward to Fleet Week especially since son just completed his P.I.R. 1/21/11. This Fleet Week will be special because of this fact that my son is a new sailor.

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