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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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My son just called!!!  He is in the FIT program, he just needs to shave a few seconds off of his run but he has passed everything else!!!  Woooooo Hoooooo I am so glad that he got to call and he sounded happy and POSITIVE that he is going to get this run!!!  That was a hard 3 weeks to endure after getting the initial call that he won't graduate with his division.  But things are looking up!!!! 

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I just got a letter from my SR today, he passed his run!!!!! Thanks for your continued prayers and support. He does say that he will have to wait for the next BS to come up so that he can participate in it. He also told me that he had the  H1N1 (Swine flu) and is in medical. Not sure of when he got the flu and how long he has been down with it, but says that he can write everyday now. He seems in good spirits so he must be coming out of the worst part of being sick now.

That's great that he passed his run!!! I'm sorry that he won't have BST until The end of December.

Thank you!

Awesome job and congratulations to you and your Sailor!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Thank you! That was the good news, now there is some bad news. He called today and said that he was sick and after and only after he passed his run, was he sent to medical. They found that he has pneumonia, instead of the flu, and his left lung was collapsed. Now he has to get better in order for him to be able to do BS, or be medically separated from NAVY. I am so upset, but he sounded good on the phone. He is in now what you call RCU Fit, so he has moved from the FIT DIVISION to this unit. Please continue to pray for him!!


I am so happy for happy for you good luck to your SR

Hi there Carafid1, He is going to A school in Pensacola, FL.  I haven't heard from my son since 11/26, hopefully he will call this week or at least get to call home for Christmas.  I heard that RTC won't have anymore Battlestations until the first of the year, but not sure.  I just wish I would hear something!!  Thanks for asking!!!

Yes, that is correct that there is not a PIR until 01/03/2014, so no BST until that week or perhaps the end of the week before. 

Check your My Page.

hang in there Hayden's Mom we are all cheering him on

Hayden called today and is being separated.  He gave it his all but just couldn't pass the run, thanks everyone! 


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