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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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We received our form letter Thursday and was very excited to get it.  Saying a prayer and keeping my fingers crossed for the March 30th graduation.

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Tora, Thanks for all of your hard work! We appreciate it!

You are so welcome they will be mailed tomorrow I finished them all :)...Hugs Tora

Thank you again, Tora!!!

You are so welcome...I finished them all tonight :) I will mail them tomorrow...Hugs Tora

Hi Tora, I received the ribbons today - they are so beautiful!! Thank you so much again!!!!! See you soon!

5 days left!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else feel like they are going to explode with excitement? The days leading up to PIR are going to be one big blur!  My SR and I just got married in December and this is the first time we have been away from each other. I can't wait until we can take our honeymoon :-)

Congratulations on your wedding! No words can explain the excitement that I've been feeling as the day nears.....I'm all packed and ready to go :-)

Congrats on your wedding virginiagirl! Must be hard to be separated so soon. We're getting really close - I hope these next 10 days fly by!!!

Congrats on your wedding...I can't even begin to explain my excitement and emontions all I do know this has been on of the hardest things Ive ever had to do.  Just to know soon very soon all of our SR's will be Sailors makes the tears flow.  God Bless them all.  Hugs Tora

Tora, I received your ribbons and they are wonderful.  You did such a nice job!  Thank you so much!!!

I can't wait to meet you and all the other families.  Only 5 more days!!!!!!!!!!

Love this new family!


Cathie, you are so very welcome, Im glad you like them.  We are down to the final days, the emontions are running high.  I shall see you ladies soon!!!  Can not wait for us all to see our Sailor's.  Hugs Tora

Just a word to everyone: As soon as you hear from your Sailor, PLEASE let us all know :-)  I will post immediately following my SR's call!


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