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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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"You sure he's not in prison and requesting you petition for him?"

Concernedad replied May 11, 2017 to Leave

5 May 11, 2017
Reply by Concernedad

"Bugs, Your daughter's recruiter was incorrect. They are deployable with their teeth,…"

Concernedad replied Apr 11, 2017 to Wisdom teeth

47 Apr 23, 2017
Reply by WonderTwins'mom

"The answer depends. As someone mentioned and most importantly, once you fin…"

Concernedad replied Apr 6, 2017 to bootcamp graduation

17 Apr 14, 2017
Reply by fallbrookmom

"I have argued this battle for years now. If you have the time, take your recruit to…"

Concernedad replied Mar 27, 2017 to Wisdom teeth

47 Apr 23, 2017
Reply by WonderTwins'mom

"The first three weeks are the toughest. Believe me, no matter how well they're doing…"

Concernedad replied Mar 22, 2017 to A call from my son

5 Mar 22, 2017
Reply by Anti M

"Find the videos that show what a day at Boot Camp is like. I'm sure that's what the…"

Concernedad replied Mar 22, 2017 to Watching boot camp

4 Mar 23, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

"The Gateway Inn is on the base, and you can't get on without a pass."

Concernedad replied Mar 17, 2017 to Boot camp grad, where to stay?

4 Mar 17, 2017
Reply by Concernedad

"You can't stay at the Gateway but can stay at the Navy Lodge, which would be my sugg…"

Concernedad replied Mar 14, 2017 to Boot camp grad, where to stay?

4 Mar 17, 2017
Reply by Concernedad

"I found sending questionaires, comic strips, and pictures were the best. As my son t…"

Concernedad replied Feb 16, 2017 to Sending mail or packaging

4 Feb 16, 2017
Reply by Anti M

"I would think they'd rather move him to a carrier than lose him. That's a lot of inv…"

Concernedad replied Feb 16, 2017 to Claustrophobic Sailor on a Sub

3 Feb 16, 2017
Reply by amyf


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