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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Navy Speak

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.



Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14)'s Discussions (38)

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"We are all different.  I would love to be less emotional.  The hardest thing for me…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Feb 28, 2014 to Not fitting in

361 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by CryptoDad

"I don't know about the A school in Missiouri but it is fairly common that Seabees or…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Jan 24, 2014 to A school for Seabee's

4 Jan 24, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"What is his favorite thing?  My husband loved music so when I heard a new song I wou…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Jan 20, 2014 to Advice for new navy wife

3 Jan 24, 2014
Reply by Navy for Moms Admin

"Hi Whitney Is it possible it likely NO!  My husband was a Senior Chief when…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Jan 20, 2014 to Captains mast

5 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by Larry

"USAA will allow him to join as DEP they also have several options.  We have used the…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Jan 5, 2014 to auto insurance

13 Jan 5, 2014
Reply by Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14)

"I washed my hubby's whites all the time they are easy.  Wash them like you would any…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Jul 13, 2013 to Need advice on washing the white uniform

3 Jul 13, 2013
Reply by LisaMB

"My son went up last night and is doing MEPS today.  The wait is killing me.  I have…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Apr 29, 2013 to Son going to MEPS tomorrow

18 May 21, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

"Hi Makayla,  My husband was a Seabee for 22 years (CM) and I am from Gulfport. We we…"

Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14) replied Apr 29, 2013 to Seabee Fiancee with many questions!

4 Apr 29, 2013
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