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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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John and Yvonne's Discussions (9)

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"I was an ET many years ago! The school was Monday through Friday from about 7 -3. Th…"

John and Yvonne replied Feb 3, 2018 to Moving to live with Husband during A school

2 Feb 3, 2018
Reply by John and Yvonne

"Maybe you could get their cell number and I will contact them. :) Just let them know…"

John and Yvonne replied Jan 14, 2016 to Portsmouth, Va Moms

9 Jan 14, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"sounds good.  :) Yvonne"

John and Yvonne replied Jan 13, 2016 to Portsmouth, Va Moms

9 Jan 14, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"Perhaps you could find and get in contact with one of her friends and I could talk t…"

John and Yvonne replied Jan 12, 2016 to Portsmouth, Va Moms

9 Jan 14, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"Hello Dutchess. Let me think on this....what kind of food is her favorite? And what…"

John and Yvonne replied Jan 6, 2016 to Portsmouth, Va Moms

9 Jan 14, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"First off, I'm not a girl. I'm a retired Navy chaplain (male). I admire the fact tha…"

John and Yvonne replied Apr 13, 2010 to help with insight for my girlfriend.......Help plz

36 Apr 25, 2010
Reply by Cori [paul's wife]

"I'm glad to hear so many of you are "OK" with your sons/daughters going into the Nav…"

John and Yvonne replied Feb 5, 2010 to Am I the only one here who's totally relaxed about sending my child to boot camp?

204 Jun 20, 2010
Reply by Arwen

"Danielle, You are absolutely right. Watch standing is part of the military - no mat…"

John and Yvonne replied Jan 18, 2009 to

just now


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