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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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Good morning all!!

I'm new here :) Time is winding down and I feel like I'm loosing my mind!! lol all the last minute meetings, uugghh you name it!!  I'm so glad I was told about this site, hoping to get great support ove the next 5 yrs! :)



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yaayyy lol really??  yeah hers was in there.  that's weird!!  did you check inside his shoes? lol

 hello did Colette find the phone yet? i got the forum letter my son ship03/division 193. did you get yours yet?

His dad took the phone while I was going through his clothes and never said anything. I still have not received the letter, I am really hoping for today. Are you on FB, there is a page,  Recruit Training Command that has new recruit pics today.

yes i am on face book i just went and checked it out i liked it so now i will look everyday lol!

I've ben looking too!!  They all look alike lol I hope I can catch a glimpse of my kid!! :)

Where is my letter?? I have become a mailman stalker.

I am also go going crazy!!! why do some recruiters give out address! i dont want her to think im not writting!

Your daughter will just have gotten out of P-days Tuesday, so the first Mail Call will most liklely not be until about 1-4 DOT, which will be Monday, so don't worry. She may mention not receiving letters in her first letter, which she should be able to write on Sunday during "holiday routine", but know that no one else in her division will have gotten letters.

The form letter is mailed most of the time when regular P-days are over, so it would have been mailed Tuesday.

I hope she doesn't worry about not getting any letters!!  I mailed 4 yesterday, mailing another today! lol and she has several friends mailing some out :)

i got a call today from my son i was so glad to hear from him he is home sick bad and sick with a cold he said every one has it he did say he was doing fine and to write and tell everyone to write him he said letters are like gold there! i was so depressed after the call instead of happy!  glad to talk to him but so sad  he is home sick and sick!

That is typical this early. Many get some form of Ricky Crud and are homesick to some degree, but things do get better and he will get over both.

thanks i know it was just a hard phone call i did not cry till afterwards but i told him it would get better and boot camps only a few weeks and then things will be better he did talk alot and was doing fine other wish


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