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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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Hi Everyone! I'm new to this site, don't really know what to expect. My son just left for BC on Tuesday 9/27. Anyone else's child leave for BC at the same time as my son? I'm not sure when I'll receivevanything from him. Some people say that I should receive something within a week of him getting to BC. I guess I'm just very anxious and want to know that he is ok. Any advise would be great. Thanks!

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Congrats and should get the form letter and the box in around 2 weeks. The box ix delivered via FedEx and the letter is USPS. You won't get any letters for about 3-4 weeks and he won't get any of your letters for about as long. Actually you'll most likely get the "I'm still alive" call before either of you get any mail.


To connect with those with loved ones that left in September join this group....

Your PIR (Pass In Review=graduation) date will most likely be during Thanksgiving possibly will have it on WedNov 23 d/t the holiday BUT this is not definite. Don't make any plans till you get the form letter to confirm.

Once you get your PIR groups and join the PIR group. That is the place you want to be to get updates and to connect with others who have loved ones with yours. Another good group to join for info and support is  the Boot Camp Moms.


The best way to find your PIR group is to click on the drop down thingy on the right hand side under the Groups tab and click on "Latest" that way it will pull up the groups that have most recently been formed. Your group should be forming in a few weeks...once the form letters start getting delivered or the RTC FB page lists the date with the divisions that will graduate on that date.

Thank you, Jessica! I really appreciate all the information. It's so hard not knowing if he is ok. He didn't call me when he got to BC. He dd post a message on my FB when he got to the airport in Chicago. He said that the phones were broken and his cell phone was dead. So now I'm just waiting for the box and the form letter.

Hi...please go ahead and join the group that Jessica posted the link to above. Also, this one, until you get your form letter:

Boot Camp Moms

Just click the links and they will take you there.


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