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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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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.



Edwards19 ( Tricia )'s Discussions (45)

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"Her box should come about the 6th or 7th day and her form letter about 10 to 12 days…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied Aug 8, 2016 to Waiting for that 1st call or letter

3 Aug 8, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"Navy Lodge. They book fast so book early"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied Jul 8, 2016 to where to stay???

3 Jul 8, 2016
Reply by vivi16

"How did you get his letter so fast? "

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 24, 2016 to Division 250 PIR 7-15-2016

2 May 24, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"We went in Feb OMG SNOW, SNOW and more SNOW.. haha this time it will be July graduat…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 19, 2016 to October weather at boot camp

4 Sep 18, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"yep I have pictures, quotes and sayings on printed paper ( white of course) and I wi…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 12, 2016 to Got mail!!

5 May 12, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"haha that is what I heard  "

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 11, 2016 to What should they bring to A school(MA)

4 May 11, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"My daughter goes to MA school also after BC.  I will be sending her cell, laptop, ch…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 11, 2016 to What should they bring to A school(MA)

4 May 11, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"Wow this Friday , that is great.. My daughter leaves Wed to BC.. I am just getting s…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 10, 2016 to Got mail!!

5 May 12, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"yes we got one from her back with information on it :) "

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 10, 2016 to Daughter Leaves in 4 days!

7 May 10, 2016
Reply by Edwards19 ( Tricia )

"I am sorry I know it has to be so hard.. My daughter leaves next week .. I hear the…"

Edwards19 ( Tricia ) replied May 9, 2016 to Missing my recruit

4 May 9, 2016
Reply by CJoyful


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