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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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This is the final test for your recruits.  When they pass this, they are sailors and trade in their recruit cap for their sailor cap in a capping ceremony afterwards. The ship they do this on was designed by Disney, so it is very realistic. During the 12 hour overnight drill, they encounter every situation that they might face when deployed on a ship.  It is a night of adrenaline and focus. 

Up to 4 divisions can go at once, but sometimes only 2 or 3 go.  Brother divisions go together.  800 and 900 divisions go randomly.  They start with the lowest numbered divisions and move up.  They can start on the Thursday night, a week before PIR.  They skip Fri and Sat nights because of Captains Cup on Saturday (athletic competition between for them!).  They can resume BattleStations Sun-Wed nights during PIR week. Something a Chief said about Battlestations:

150-300 SRs go at a time, 3-10 of them will fail and have to repeat it, the most important thing is TEAMWORK. If the SRs keep their mouths shut, listen, and work as a team, they should pass.

The brother divisions in this PIR group are:

63+64, 65+66, 67+68, 69+70, 71+72, 73+74



"I'm a Sailor" phone calls will start to come in the day they finish, usually starting around 2 pm GL time and going into the evening.  They may need to complete PIR practice first so be patient.  Some may have watch and won't call until the next day.

When you get a BattleStations date from your recruit, post it here and I will add it to the schedule.


*****BattleStations Schedule******(they start late at night and continue through the next morning which is why there are 2 dates posted)

Thurs, Feb 3rd/Fri, Feb 4th   Div 63, 64, 65, 66 (moved back a day due to blizzard)

Sun, Feb 6th/Mon, Feb 7th   Div 67, 68, 804 (moved back from Thurs due to blizzard)

Mon, Feb 7th/Tues Feb 8th   Div 69, 70, 912

Tues, Feb 8th/Wed Feb. 9th  Div 71, 72,  73, 74

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diannep- Since Captains Cup competition is held the Saturday before Battlestations, according to the Navy Family Handbook, All those going to BS21 next week will compete this Saturday along with my daughters division (67). She confirmed this in her letter about her Division along with the Battlestations date.

Thanks, Lexsmom.  But did you mean that Captains Cup for PIR 2/11 is NEXT Sat...Feb 5th?  Because Captains Cup THIS Sat.(1/29) is for the 2/4 PIR group. I believe that 2/11's Captains cup (all divisions in the PIR group) is Sat. 2/5.  Since BattleStations (some divisions) start the week before PIR in this group, then there will be some "Sailors" competing in Captains Cup.  From the many months that I have been doing the BattleStations info, Captains Cup has always been the Sat. before PIR...and only for that PIR group.
diannep- she wrote the 29th. but she could very well have gotten the date wrong. Thank you for clarifying, I will ask her in my letter tonight if she wrote the wrong date. And the Family Guide does say the Saturday before PIR. so that must be what she did. I can''t blame her for getting ahead of herself!!

HA!  Hey, listen....I have been learning all of this stuff for almost a year now...and it gets so very confusing!   I have to check myself many times since I'm on so many PIR groups and sometimes I get them mixed up!  :-) 

And...your daughter has many very important things on her mind!  She is ALMOST A SAILOR....exciting, right?  Just start picturing her in her uniform....rounding that PIR Hall....still gives me the goosebumps to remember that moment....I get so excited for you all!  It is such a wonderful day!  HOOYAH!

Thanks for your encouraging words!! As you always are positive and encouraging! I am very excited, as all of us are, She painted me a small picture of herself with her words, She loves the dress blues. She said they all look so womanly with the way they are fitted, they have an hour-glass shape. She said they look HOT!! ha ha. I chuckled for a while after reading that letter.

My son is Div 66.  Thank you for the information.

Get your Blue Candles ready for this week!  BS start Feb 2 for this "group"!  Good-luck recruits and God Bless!

Thanks ame- we are armed and ready for Operation Blue Candle!!
ARGH!!!!!  Any news yet on a definite date for Division 912?  I am thinking 2/2.
No news yet that I have found.  2/2 already has 4 divisions don't think it will be that one.  I'm thinking maybe Tues the 8th.
2/8 sounds about right too.  They perform at PIR 2/4 and PIR 2/11.  I was under the impression that they went first because of performing at PIR 2/4.
Well, it used to be that they almost always went on Sun or Mon nights (of PIR week)...But then they started having 900s go on Tues nights also. That is what we always heard...that they went early during PIR week because they were performing.  Did 912 perform in 1/28's PIR last week?  If so, then that is the reason they don't have them go first, the week before PIR, I would think.  But I don't even attempt to claim that I can figure out the "whys" of the BattleStations schedules sometimes--HA....other than the division numerical order which I have never seen changed (lowest to highest...except for 800 and 900 divisions which are random).


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