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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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radtech's Discussions (15)

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"You should receive the letter within a week of him leaving. It is a form letter but…"

radtech replied Oct 16, 2011 to Boot camp

30 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Bcedab

"My daughter went on a bus from St Louis. Have you gotten a letter yet?"

radtech replied Oct 14, 2011 to Boot camp

30 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Bcedab

"My daughter left Oct 4th. Just got the form letter yesterday she Graduates Dec 2nd s…"

radtech replied Oct 14, 2011 to Boot camp

30 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Bcedab

"My son left October 26th 2010 and I felt just as you do now. Believe me when I tell…"

radtech replied Oct 12, 2011 to Boot camp

30 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Bcedab

"At PIR 12-17-10 we saw people dressed in everything from dress to shorts, more peopl…"

radtech replied Jan 2, 2011 to Dressing for PIR

6 Jan 6, 2011

"Has anyone heard when div 23 is doing battlestations 21?"

radtech replied Dec 6, 2010 to PIR 12/17/2010

12 Dec 6, 2010
Reply by radtech

"My son graduates on this day too, ship 3 div 23, it is coming up fast. Can't wait"

radtech replied Dec 6, 2010 to PIR 12/17/2010

12 Dec 6, 2010
Reply by radtech

"Thank you"

radtech replied Nov 11, 2010 to Dressing for PIR

6 Jan 6, 2011

"My son left on the 26th also from the St. Louis area. He say's all is well and we ge…"

radtech replied Nov 9, 2010 to My Son Leaves for Boot Camp on October 26th! Any more mom's?

110 Nov 25, 2012
Reply by NukeparentMAR

"Good to know we are going next month and have booked at the homewood. Were the rooms…"

radtech replied Nov 9, 2010 to Hotels around RTC

27 Nov 16, 2010
Reply by mamawalrus


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