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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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"Don't worry to much mom they all go through it. They get scared. My son told me at t…"

carafid1 replied Jul 29, 2014 to Your recruit's final MEPS experience - an overview of their last hours as civilians

200 Feb 21, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

"I promise you it does get better I am on the other side now my son graduated nov 15t…"

carafid1 replied Jan 23, 2014 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy

"My son too went through Sea Cadets so he knew exactly what he was getting into He di…"

carafid1 replied Jan 14, 2014 to Got the call - thank you US Navy Sea Cadets for preparing him for this day

1 Jan 14, 2014
Reply by carafid1

"hang in there Hayden's Mom we are all cheering him on"

carafid1 replied Dec 17, 2013 to FIT DIVISION - MY SON JUST CALLED

39 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Hayden's Mom

"I am so happy for happy for you good luck to your SR"

carafid1 replied Dec 17, 2013 to FIT DIVISION - MY SON JUST CALLED

39 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Hayden's Mom

"Hope you ladies have had some good news for the holidays!!!"

carafid1 replied Dec 15, 2013 to FIT DIVISION - MY SON JUST CALLED

39 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Hayden's Mom

"hi Haydens Mom did your son finally make it out?  He was in my sons graduation class…"

carafid1 replied Dec 11, 2013 to FIT DIVISION - MY SON JUST CALLED

39 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by Hayden's Mom

"My Sailor had know clue what they were but I took his home with us. Sorry if I cant…"

carafid1 replied Dec 3, 2013 to Challenge Coins

14 Aug 9, 2014
Reply by BunkerQB

"I know bad recruiter what can you do. I was in the Navy and I remember mine well but…"

carafid1 replied Dec 3, 2013 to not ready for this change!

23 Dec 6, 2013
Reply by Lisa L.

"Our recruiter did not even tell us we could go.  I would have liked to have seen it…"

carafid1 replied Dec 3, 2013 to not ready for this change!

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