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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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I'm so happy and blessed! I'm here at work and got the call I've been waiting for all week. My recruit is no longer a recruit  but a United States Navy Sailor now! I jumped for joy at my desk. You would've thought I won the lottery. It has been a long week my son said, I'm tired mom. But I made it! I told him I knew you could. I prayed for each one of the recruits. I'm so proud of him. PIR is next week and I can't wait. I hope that some of you other moms that have sons/daughters in next weeks group are getting those calls and are just as happy as I am right now.

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Congrats......My sons graduation date is 01/22/16.....I can't wait for that call....Have a wonderful time at graduation.....:)

Thank you. It will be here before you know. Hang in there

Congratulations....very happy and excited for you both! (I am anticipating THAT call in about 3 weeks.)

Thanks, your call will be here before you know it. At first I thought it was long but know I look back it's been fast. I really miss not hearing his voice everyday or seeing him. My youngest does too

Congratulations... patiently waiting on that call. Graduation for my daughter is next week.

Thanks! Hopefully your call is coming. My son said they are tired but he feels good. So happy for him

Anyone know about Div 036?

Congratulations!  My son's PIR is 12/31…can't wait for this call.  Best of luck to your sailor and have a great time at graduation. 

Congrats!!  I don't even know you and I am sitting here at work crying for joy for you and your SAILOR!! Obviously we all know the struggles you went through as a mother and I am sooo very happy for you!! God Bless you and your United States Navy Sailor!!!!!

Thank you! It has been a struggle. Just not hearing his voice or seeing him everyday. You would think for someone who comes from a military back ground it would be easy. No! its not, that's my son. I was as work wanting to jump out my chair. He struggled for a few but got it together. I wrote him a letter with nothing but words of encouragement. Thank you again

Congrats! Our son's PIR is this week! We are now anticipating the CALL! As I sit in my warm bed, I think of him and how difficult these couple of days are going to be! Praying for him and his team. 

Congrats to you and family :)


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