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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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mamaboat's Discussions (10)

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"My son is not getting emails to the ship email. They get kicked back with a notice t…"

mamaboat replied May 3, 2017 to Deployed Sailor Not Receiving Email

3 May 18, 2017
Reply by Concernedad

"My comment about him living in ship/barracks during A school points to the fact that…"

mamaboat replied Jan 28, 2016 to Husband graduated boot and is now on what

12 Jan 28, 2016
Reply by Lavenderen

"He must live on base, in the barracks until he finishes A school. Liberty is usually…"

mamaboat replied Jan 28, 2016 to Husband graduated boot and is now on what

12 Jan 28, 2016
Reply by Lavenderen

"Your letters are his lifeline. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to tell him h…"

mamaboat replied Jan 28, 2016 to New to this and not taking it well

5 Jan 29, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"Hopefully, your sailor will be able to phone you when ready for the short Liberty. H…"

mamaboat replied Jan 28, 2016 to help 2-05-2016 I really need advice. PIR

41 Feb 3, 2016
Reply by NANNY03

"Thank you very much for the information."

mamaboat replied Oct 2, 2015 to Missing scheduled ceremony

2 Oct 2, 2015
Reply by mamaboat

"Please explain about a Duty Driver. Does every base have this?"

mamaboat replied Oct 1, 2015 to PAX Maryland- travel from airport

5 Oct 2, 2015
Reply by SandraDee6

"Orders change. They may move him up, or further out. Try to be patient and let him g…"

mamaboat replied Sep 30, 2015 to When might his orders come?

5 Oct 1, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad


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