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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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"The link  to your recruits PIR group has been posted in the boot camp group."

ellen0502 replied Jul 22, 2019 to PIR

2 Jul 29, 2019
Reply by Amber

"What group are you seeing the logo on? Are you talking about the pic on the May 24th…"

ellen0502 replied Jul 17, 2019 to Logo

2 Jul 19, 2019
Reply by Katymom5

"the prone float is probably the one part of the swim test that causes failure the mo…"

ellen0502 replied Jul 5, 2019 to Finally have a ship date!

6 Jul 28, 2019
Reply by MrsT0210

"There are a lot of reasons why you may not have received a call at this point. First…"

ellen0502 replied Jul 3, 2019 to Div 239

3 Jul 3, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

"Below if the link to the PIR group for your recruits division. Your recruits brother…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 28, 2019 to Anyone in division 285 ship 11?

8 Jul 9, 2019
Reply by Julie

"Check at your grocery store, or nation wide pharmacy. You need a pay phone card, not…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 28, 2019 to Phone Card

4 Jun 30, 2019
Reply by NorthPortFLNavyMom

"Long post incoming. Sorry about that. The ombudsman (it is the wife of one of the co…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 13, 2019 to First shipboard deployment

10 Jun 19, 2019
Reply by AmyBeth1991

"I guess the first advice I would have is to ask your son about the ombudsman for the…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 13, 2019 to First shipboard deployment

10 Jun 19, 2019
Reply by AmyBeth1991

"You will receive a box with your sons things in it within a week or so after his arr…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 10, 2019 to New Navy Mom

11 Jun 11, 2019
Reply by Las Vegas Proud Mom

"Hi TamTam! This is an old discussion. Please join the PIR group for your recruits gr…"

ellen0502 replied Jun 5, 2019 to Division 900

11 Jun 5, 2019
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