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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 their final test. After this, they graduate and are sailors! It is a 12 hr overnight drill testing them on all they have learned and what they may encounter when they are deployed on a ship. It takes place on the Hollywood designer-created USS Trayer, a very realistic ship that will allow them to be tested on everything. They head over there in the evening, and have their capping ceremony the next morning. At that time, they trade their RECRUIT caps for their NAVY caps. A very emotional time for these new sailors who have worked so hard! Later that same afternoon, you should receive that much-anticipated "I'm a Sailor" phone call. HOOYAH! Teamwork is the name of the game. They are divided into small groups and are evaluated as team members as well as individually. This is what one Chief said about BattleStations: 150-300 SRs go through at a time, 3-10 of those will fail and have to repeat BattleStations, teamwork is the key...if all SRs keep their mouths shut, focus and listen, and work as a team, they should pass. *If they don't pass, they go through again ...and pass....this could even be the night before PIR...but no problem, they will be at PIR, but probably in the balcony, in uniform but very tired! They go through with their brother division. 900 and 800 divisions go randomly, unless there are two 900 or two 800 divisions in the group (rare but it happens). Sometimes 2 sets of brother divisions go together; sometimes a set of brother divisions with the 800 or 900 group. Occasionally only one set of brother divisions goes through. They start with the lowest-numbered divisions (except the 900 and 800 divisions which, like I said, go randomly). They do not go on Fri or Sat nights because of Captains Cup on Sat....a fun athletic competition between divisions in that PIR group. They can start Wed or Thurs night the week before PIR week...or...start Sun or Mon night of PIR week. Just depends. If an SR has not passed all of his/her final tests, he/she will not be allowed to do BattleStations until those are passed. Most get that done in time to still PIR with their group, but occasionally someone won't and will be held back until the test is passed (in FIT DIVISION if failed PFA), then participate in BattleStations with another PIR group. He/She will not be allowed to to participate in another PIR once they miss their own PIR, but will instead head straight for A School upon the completion of BattleStations. Those who pass before PIR can do BattleStations as late as the night before PIR usually. The "I'm a Sailor" calls usually start around 2 pm GL time, but sometimes start later. So best to have those phones close by all day. Please ask your sailor if all in his/her division passed and post that. Some may not get their calls if they had watch, etc. So it would be nice for those ladies to know that they have a sailor instead of having to wait a day or two for that call to find out. HOOYAH!

Great video of BattleStations:

BATTLESTATIONS SCHEDULE (posted after completion)

Th/F      10/29-10/30         369-372

M/T        11/2-11/3             373/374/952

T/W        11/3-11/4             375/376/820

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I watched that video and another one that came up after this one, holy smokes, it makes me even prouder of all of our SR's and Sailors that have completed it. 

Thank you. This is very helpful.  My daughter is in 373

I got my call from her! She sounds tired, but happy. I'm so proud of her and her division!


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