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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Just got the box today. Wow, what an emotional rush. I saw the FedEx van pull down the street, I am not sure if I wanted him to stop or just drive by.  I got the box, looked at it a bit before opening it. I was really hopeing he would jump  but all that was in there was his stuff. It was nice to see something familiar.  Then I went to the mail box and his form letter was in there as well.  That was nice to get, but very hard to read his few personal lines. All I can say is I hope that things get better for him.. Grad date of September 2, yeah!!!!  Counting down the days...

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Here is the link to your PIR group, it'll be your lifeline. Just click on the http address.
Praying that it does get better for your son, and for you. I wish I could tell you that it will be easy, but the best advise I can give you is spend a lot of time in prayer for your son!
It will get better My son's 4 lines in the form letter were heartbreaking! His first letter was very negative and all he wanted to do was come home! He was very homesick, very stressed, and very worried. Every letter got a little more positive. I'm waiting as I type for the "I'm a sailor" call, it does get better for them but it takes until the 4th or 5th week, in the mean time are hearts break for them. Just write him positive things, tell him how proud you are of him, how you have faith in him...I sent inspirational quotes to him every letter. Just be his support.
Thank you JLC, I write him everyday and I am always positive. I want to encourage him to be strong.. I have heard that it gets better at week 4-5 before so I just need to hold on.. Thanks
Good luck with your Sailor exciting, I will wait for that call soon myself ...


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