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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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Got my sons address yesterday!!!  yippee!!!  I have already dropped 5 letters, with more to go everyday.  He went in on July 13th..

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Looks like his PIR (Pass In Review=graduation) date will either be 9/2 or 9/10...most likely 9/10 When you get your form letter with the groups and join your PIR group. If it hasn't need to start it...FUN!!!
Received the BOX and the form letter on Monday July 19. HIs PIR will be on 9/02. I am so excited for him and counting down the days..
Good for you ...this is one of the rare Thursday graduations. One EXTRA day with your new Sailor!!!
kim here is the link to your PIR group it will be you lifeline
Ya'll please be careful about using last names, e-mails, addresses, phone numbers...if you want to share that...just private message the person you want to share with. They have to be your friend on here first...

To do on their profile name, on their page under their name "add as a friend" click on that and send them a friend request. Check the box in the upper right hand corner of your screen...inbox=private messages(from friends on N4M's), Friends=how many friend requests you have, settings=where you go to cut off all the e-mail notifications you get from N4M's.

Just remember this is a public do not have to be a member to look at stuff here. OPSEC...Loose Lips Sink Ships.

This is to protect our Sailors as well as us...thanks
If you want more info about OPSEC read under the " Forums" tab
OOPS I thought it was protected , I should have looked. I responded on my page, guess I should not assume. Thanks it has been deleted..
That cool. It's never too early to start practicing OPSEC. Going from civilian speak to military speak is difficult.
oh, oops....thank you!


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