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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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Yay! A three day weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying the last moments of summer! I wanted to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

What's everyone up to?

080812-N-9818V-128 WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2008) Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to perform at the U.S. Navy Memorial before a free summer "Concert on the Avenue" performance by the U.S. Navy Band. The band performs at the Navy Memorial Plaza every Tuesday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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Thanks for sharing yet another lovely photo, Catherine. I am not doing anything special but I 'm sure my new sailor son will be finding all kinds of fun things to do this weekend--hope he doesn't go overboard having too much fun though. He just PIR'd last week--yikes
great picture.
You have a safe and fun weekend too.I'm going to relax with permitting have a bbq
Relaxing. Rick and I are just looking forward to three days together. Sometimes just hanging out at the house, grilling, napping, catching a few movies on the tube is better than anything!
I hope you have a great holiday weekend too.
cool Pic! I am spending most of it at the 105th Harley reunion in Milwaukee, Wi. Going to see the Boss'(Springsteen ) tonight! Beautiful weather...thousands of Bikes!People from EVERYWHERE! Mexico, New Zealand, austraila, canada,Quebec~~Just Crazy!!
Sounds like fun. When we were kids in NJ, Bruce used to play football in the yard (before so many organized sports) at my neighbors house. They had several boys of their own and the few of us girls pretty much grew up tomboys just to keep up with the fun. Funny thing is, I don't know that I ever knew his last name and he was famous before I knew who Bruce grew up to be! :)
Take it easy and do some GRILLIN!!!!
Please keep us updated as to your safety. God Bless
Be safe and God Bless!
been watching the news on this storm.........hope you all are safe!
We are spending this weekend preparing for our trip to Cape Cod. We leave thursday morning. I can't wait! I am praying hard for everyone in Gustav's path. Have a wonderful weekend and be safe.
I told our sailor that the kitchen would finally be done when his first 8 years were up! Honestly, he is now working on the 4th remodel of the kitchen--our son said he should have put up the cabinets with velcro. However, he has done lots of great things in our house. And, he did finish the sailor's bedroom clean up, new flooring, and painting in less than 2 weeks when sailor Andy first left for boot camp.
Catherine, Loved the picture....those eyes! Hope you have a great weekend, too. We are very lucky to have Jeff here for the weekend from Goose Creek. Lots of friends dropping in to see him and lots of FUNNY stories from basic and Goose Creek. Tomorrow big BBQ with family and friends. Mon. morning Ohare at 6AM (where is that box of kleenex???) Pat


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