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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."


**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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"Yeah, because so many go all at once, to one of two places, they get a ton of inform…"

Anti M replied Oct 30, 2018 to Prototype info

5 Oct 30, 2018
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"Driving allows you time together, and an easy way to move his larger things if he do…"

Anti M replied Oct 30, 2018 to Prototype info

5 Oct 30, 2018
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"Completely normal.  Each division needs to train a recruit to properly handle mail a…"

Anti M replied Oct 9, 2018 to Mail problems

2 Oct 11, 2018
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"I only said there are forms, and this kind are likely generated by her command  She…"

Anti M replied Oct 8, 2018 to Living with spouse during A school

3 Oct 8, 2018
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"Generally, on PIR weekend, no chit is required, however, when they are briefed on th…"

Anti M replied Oct 3, 2018 to What's a Chit pass

5 Oct 3, 2018
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"The letters are printed out, and are distributed just like all the other mail once t…"

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"Not really.  Letters have no tracking, and no one in the mail room is going to spend…"

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"Do not use Fedex.  Packages ship best in the mail system via USPS.  The priority fla…"

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"No emails.  In a couple weeks, he will send a form letter to his mom with his accura…"

Anti M replied Sep 12, 2018 to Boot Camp Correspondence

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