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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 6/23/2022 - 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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AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus's Discussions (856)

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"equeen, my two friends here have given you good advise. His frustration with you I t…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Nov 3, 2010 to Son wants to Join Navy

6 Nov 5, 2010
Reply by foreverMom

"LOL BQB! :) bev-My hubby's only brother was a Combat Controller in the AF. My Sailor…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Nov 3, 2010 to My son has a college degree and ENLISTED? Is he nuts?

79 Mar 4, 2011
Reply by CryptoBiz

"I've been told that all Recruits leave for BC as E-1s, what paygrade they are at the…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Oct 18, 2010 to My daughter just joined

26 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by joshsmom

"vhampd7 sent you a friend request so we can discuss Spec Ops training details. :) As…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Oct 14, 2010 to prior service needing advice to comfort mom

25 Nov 2, 2010
Reply by Lynne

"vhampd7, these ladies have given you good advise and feedback about the emotional pa…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Oct 12, 2010 to prior service needing advice to comfort mom

25 Nov 2, 2010
Reply by Lynne

"Deena, here is what you will see on the RTC website for PIR 9/17: TG 44 — 9 Divisio…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Aug 19, 2010 to Guest list for PIR?

28 Aug 27, 2010
Reply by billjrsmom-ship09-div305

"Deena, Jessica is experiencing internet problems, so I'll answer for my friend. :) S…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Aug 15, 2010 to Guest list for PIR?

28 Aug 27, 2010
Reply by billjrsmom-ship09-div305

"MIL to be-while I will always defer to Navy vets like Hoppi and Arwen, after two yea…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Aug 3, 2010 to What can we send to them while at boot-camp

84 Mar 25, 2011
Reply by monkeymind

"Hi Robenco, I'm a little late to the party here, but still wanted to welcome you to…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Jul 30, 2010 to Son not leaving for BC til 9/21/10 from Colorado (Colorado Springs)

7 Jul 30, 2010
Reply by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus

"Guess I was just being a mom ronspatricia. :) If you two are happy with things as th…"

AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus replied Apr 4, 2010 to Confused about location of A School.

17 Aug 24, 2010
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