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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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Coach Shelia replied Jun 18, 2015 to ALL HANDS CALL FOR SOME NAVY PRIDE!

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Coach Shelia replied Jun 18, 2015 to ALL HANDS CALL FOR SOME NAVY PRIDE!

5 Jun 18, 2015
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"Hello Blake's Mom! Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! Never…"

Coach Shelia replied Dec 5, 2014 to DEPLOYMENT

20 Jan 20, 2015
Reply by LLS

"HOOYAH! Hello BarbH! Congratulations on your upcoming PIR! The metal bleachers in th…"

Coach Shelia replied Nov 2, 2014 to PIR questions!

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"Hello Stephanie! Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! I'm a N…"

Coach Shelia replied Oct 25, 2014 to First Time

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"Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! I promise, it does get e…"

Coach Shelia replied Oct 13, 2014 to My son just left yesterday

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Reply by mamakitty

"Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever."

Coach Shelia replied Aug 23, 2014 to Worried! I got a call last night from my SON!

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Reply by Nicole

"Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! I tell everyone that her…"

Coach Shelia replied Jun 14, 2014 to THE day has come

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"Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! You do go through a proc…"

Coach Shelia replied Jun 9, 2014 to Putting things into perspective

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"Porter's Mom...practice your happy dance when you hear from your Seaman Recruit! I w…"

Coach Shelia replied May 30, 2014 to Haven't Heard From My Daughter Yet - is that a good sign?

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