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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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On Monday, 9/20 we can print our parking passes!!!


1. Go here


2. Click 'Get Gate Pass' next to our PIR date (TG 46 — 10 Divisions (323–330, 821 & 946) Graduate Friday, Oct. 1, 2010)


3. You will need the password for your recruit's graduation (In your Form letter)




It is my understanding that you can print as many gate passes as you need.


Taken from the Form letter...''All visitors age 13 and over must have valid, government-issued photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.) Children age 12 and under must have a copy of their birth certificates or Social Security card."

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LTLY, Yes, you can print as many passes as you like. I printed 10 of them. I put some passes in our luggage and in each one of our carry on bags. Just in case. With out that pass you can not get into graduation.
My son was late to join his division (because of RCU), so I did not get a form letter from his new division with his new password. Is there anyway I can get it? I have asked him in a letter, but by the time he gets my requests and answers back it may be late next week. Can I get the password quicker somehow? His PIR is 10/1.
I would go speak with his recruiter or the recruiter in charge. They will be able to help you.
He may have used the same password as before, try it and see
Hoppi aka Angie, Thank you for correcting me on that information. Good to know.
Sandy's sailor son: good advise that what i'm going to do. I always afraid I'm going to forget something. And you know that would be the thing I would forget.

LTLY: thanks again for the info. You go girl! You're the best!
sailorjayship. Yes, If you were going to forget something, that would be it. I started organizing all of the needed paperwork months before. I made sure that everything was in its correct file. The night before, I packed all my paperwork first. Even before packing my clothes, LOL. I am glad that I checked to make sure that I had all legal documents needed months before. What could be worse than finding out you didn't have someone's birth Certificate??

A word of advice: If you are taking a plane to Illinois>>> Make sure you download your boarding passes 24hrs before your flight, (or at least before going to the airport) Those lines move very slow at the airlines check in counter::: You could miss your flight because of it. happened to us.,
sandy's sailor son: I hear you. I even went to have my drivers license redone. the picture was over 15 yrs old. I was afraid they wouldn't let me in with in. Now I have a current picture - UGH! i can't believe i look like that. lol
Does any one know what 'insurance' card they mean?
Linda-Karlsmom : I believe its the insurance ID card that shows you have insurance for the rental. That's what Budget car rental rep told me to bring. That way you don't have to spend extra for insurance on rental car.
so , its my own insurance card , which should cover the rental right
How do we know if it covers rental insurance? and it doesn't show on the id card, I don't think


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