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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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"Hi Tricie, I was looking at the date which I replied to the beginning of the discuss…"

Liz replied Nov 25, 2013 to Support

3 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Liz

"Well Sharone, welcome aboard!  I too have related to many of the feelings, my son is…"

Liz replied Mar 6, 2012 to Support

3 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Liz

"Check with your insurance company, I waited a little too, but it didn't matter, beca…"

Liz replied Feb 23, 2012 to Health Insurance

3 Feb 23, 2012

"I guess just speaking from our experience, from Oct. is to be flexible, so having yo…"

Liz replied Jan 16, 2012 to Help with driving tips?

5 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by IndianaBounsMom

"I think you need some good counseling.  If your mother isn't supportive that isn't g…"

Liz replied Jan 1, 2012 to 18 years old/ With child on the way/Confused/Need help

9 Jan 2, 2012

"Glad to know someone else is out there whose sailor left the same time as mine!  Tha…"

Liz replied Dec 18, 2011 to mailing christmas cookies

6 Dec 19, 2011

"See!  It is getting better already!  And it was funny at the bootcamp graduation how…"

Liz replied Dec 14, 2011 to bootcamp

134 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by Recruit Man - Ronny

"Yes, it does take time.  and just remember this is just for a short time.  My oldest…"

Liz replied Dec 13, 2011 to bootcamp

134 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by Recruit Man - Ronny

"thank you Angie, that helps alot.  I was thinking sugar cookies would be good. I had…"

Liz replied Dec 9, 2011 to mailing christmas cookies

6 Dec 19, 2011


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