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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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"So, my question is, what are those other 14 rates?"

Arwen replied Nov 5, 2009 to Who attends Apprentice Technical Training (ATT) school?

4 Dec 10, 2009

""Home of Record" is used to determine travel entitlements when one separates from th…"

Arwen replied Oct 31, 2009 to Address of record - what if we move?

6 Oct 31, 2009
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"Thanks. It's going to be strange having our current town as his home of record. It's…"

Arwen replied Oct 29, 2009 to Address of record - what if we move?

6 Oct 31, 2009
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"Yes, and they also have a 10% military discount. That's how my son plans to travel w…"

Arwen replied Oct 28, 2009 to How many of you are already planning for next year's PIRs?

5 Oct 30, 2009

"My son will be going to Pensacola (Corry Station) for his A school, so grad and go f…"

Arwen replied Oct 25, 2009 to Grad and Go: worth it to be there?

11 Nov 6, 2009

"I'm a moderator on several Yahoo sites. There are two ways of becoming a moderator;…"

Arwen replied Oct 24, 2009 to Am I the only one here who's totally relaxed about sending my child to boot camp?

204 Jun 20, 2010
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"I was lucky while I was in the Navy. I only spent one day in P-week (just enough tim…"

Arwen replied Oct 23, 2009 to I hate the wait (DEP)

3 Oct 23, 2009
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"Having been in the Navy in the 80s, pregnancy has always been a problem since the fi…"

Arwen replied Oct 20, 2009 to

just now

"The military etiquette I was taught in boot in the 1980s, and the civilian etiquette…"

Arwen replied Oct 17, 2009 to Flag etiquette, sailors and women

9 Jul 4, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant

"It's been a while, but my experience with A school is that the difficulty of the sch…"

Arwen replied Oct 13, 2009 to Am I the only one here who's totally relaxed about sending my child to boot camp?

204 Jun 20, 2010
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