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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!

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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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Hey im a  newbie to this site and really thankful to have found you guys because my fiance left on Tuesday.Finding it really difficult at the moment, can not wait to receive his address to start writing to him! I just hope he receives the letters as i live in the UK, and he is obviously in the US :(.
Anybody else's partner/family leave for bootcamp around this time? :)

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My boyfriend left for MEPS on Monday and flew to Great Lakes on Tuesday. I got the 30 second "I'm here and safe" phone call Tuesday night around 11PM. Tuesday was his first official day at boot camp. He'll definatly receive your letters, it just may take a little bit longer to get to him. I got the box with his things in it on Friday (only 3 days after he left). I'm still waiting for his form letter so that I can have his address. Stay strong! And keep counting down the days, each day it gets better and better.

He will get your letters. My boyfriend just finished on Friday and is in Virginia for A School now. I just posted a topic about how I did my letters to him if you're interested.

Hey my girlfriend left on the 12th also, I'm nervous because I am in the marines and I Have training June 16-19 I am scared I will miss her graduation any info on there graduation?
my husband left april 12th too! i havent heard from him at all yet. i miss him so much! have you received his address yet?

got the form letter today! :)

PIR- June 3rd!

He's Ship 09 Div 192

They cant write until this Sunday, so sometime next week we should get the first real letter :)

I'm glad I found people who have the same dates as me.


USMC- Unless she gets hurt or something happens and she doesn't pass her PT, PIR is June 3rd and won't change. Hope this helps! :)


46 days til PIR!
lucky! i still didn't get the form letter. did he leave you a little note on the bottom of it? i have been reading that many of them do that.. i hope my husband does. i hope the letter comes tomorrow!.. i just want to feel some sort of connection to him, once i have his address i will be able to write and send...even if he can't write back immediately!
There's space for like 3 lines for them to write back. He definatly will. I had the same feeling and when I got the letter today I couldnt decide if I should cry or laugh, I did both. Even though it wasn't really a letter, it took soo much stress off of me. I've been so worried and just needed to hear he was ok and wasn't thhhat miserable lol. Stay strong! I live in MS and the letter got to me in a week. So depending on how far away you are, it will be there hopefully tomorrow or Thursday! Just gives you something to look forward to. And I promise as soon as you read the letter, your whole mood will change. Mine did a 360. Now I'm happy to just count down the days and write in the mean time! :)

oh! and heres a like to our PIR group

still no letter :( :(
Fingers crossed it will come tomorrow!
i hope so!
got it today :D he graduates june 10th


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