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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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Boot Camp Forum (1,594)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Son I'm BC now. Possible separation but trying waiver first

Hey everyone. My son is currently in BC. On P-4, the unit was asked if parents had previously served, to merge dependent & service reco…

Started by Jaxx

5 Sep 28
Reply by Jaxx

Son sent to RCU and is being separated - grieving!

Hi Navy Moms! Our son left for Basic 3 weeks ago and everything seemed fine.  Got the first call and 2 days ago we got our first letter (s…

Started by DuchessAK

5 Aug 28
Reply by Chipmunk


Hi there new to group. Son just left for GL boot camp ughhhhh. Do you all know if they get another call home during bootcamp. We missed his…

Started by Sandy

1 Jul 22
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Bootcamp Graduation

Good afternoon everyone!  Our son graduates from bootcamp July 29th - does anyone know what time the live feed starts for the graduations?…

Started by Divided_Duo

3 Jul 22
Reply by Divided_Duo

BC Question

Hi! Can anyone give me advice on things that MUST be done before son leaves for BC? I am a little anxious about the whole process. I just w…

Started by GAMOM

3 Apr 23
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Boot Camp

What exactly do the future sailor's bring with them to boot camp? My daughter leaves in May and I'm excited for her but cherishing every mo…

Started by New2Navy21

4 Mar 22
Reply by partyofseven

what happens after battlestations and before we get our phone call....

Ok i'm waiting for THE phone call... for you moms that have sailors now what is the process between battlestations and the phone call... i…

Started by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom *

29 Mar 19
Reply by Phoenixmom

What is ship 7?

Hi all  my son Just left last week for boot camp. My understanding was that we would not get his address until he arrived at GL, after ROM.…

Started by Mary

7 Feb 10
Reply by Mary

Helping your loved one during bootcamp

I am a Navy mom and I can tell you that it is difficult during bootcamp to not be able to speak to your child but we made it through and he…

Started by TouchofHeart63

3 Jan 26
Reply by comehereyoung

Boot camp Ship 6 Division 122

Any moms out there with a son in this division, I just heard from him couple days ago and he gave me his division and ship number. Still ha…

Started by Cheja

3 Jan 14
Reply by Chipmunk


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