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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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My daughter Taylor just arrived at O'Hare, she called me from her cell phone and said they told them to go ahead and call home. I could hear a lot of business in the back ground. She seemd excited. . .


Ugh. . .

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I'm excited for you. I'm sure that was the sweetest voice you heard.   My son left today as well. Have not received a call yet. He did not take his cell phone.But he has his phone card.  I hope he calls soon.   God Bless

Thanks, she called again about 10:15 Alabama time, she said "I'm here, I'm fine, will call in three weeks". It was strange. . .Have you heard from your son?

Yes I got my call last night at 11:55. It was a short call but to here his voice was the grestest thing. I slept with a smile on my face.  He said he'll get to call back in about 3 weeks.  Thank you for asking

I received my call at 11:57 from Jacob on his cell phone! He said he would call in two weeks, but if both of you were told 3 weeks, then I think he was confused! Glad we heard from them!

Hi welcome to the site. 

Thanks, Cindy! I sent you an e-mail. Hope you holding up!!

I am waiting for a phone call from my daughter she texted me from a friends phone saying she will call me soon I havent heard from her yet. She left her phone at home but has a calling card.

Welcome to Navy 4 Mom's (and Dad's)!! Don't expect any phone calls at any specific time. Some recruits have RDC's that don't allow phone calls...some use phone calls as awards. IF your son/daughter has a boyfriend/girlfriend, ANY calls will most likely go to them, not home! I got the 30 second, "I'm here, I'm fine, I love you" call...and then didn't hear from my son again until he passed battlestations at the very END of bc. Yes, his calls went to his gf, who is now his wife.

Try not to try and make sense of most of the 8 weeks your son/daughter are in bc. Trust me, the Military does things their own way and could care less if your planning on driving 5,000 miles roundtrip for PIR (Graduation).

There are some awesome posts that are new and put together by some of our "Veteran" parent's. Take the time to read then, and most of your questions should be answered. Go to the main page and look for posts for newbie parent's.

Again, welcome!

I too received a phone call tonight on arrival to bootcamp.


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