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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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My son left today for boot camp. I'm a wreck, I'm so proud of him which is hard to tell through all the tears. How long does this crying thing last??

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Hi Stephy - can't say how long the crying will last. I mean once our kids leave home do we ever really get over it? 

I left the link to the boot camp group in the welcome message on your page.  Be sure to join that group - you'll find lots of useful info there.  And once you receive the official form letter (anywhere from 9-14 days) you'll know his PIR date and you can join that group too.  Be sure to keep your phone handy (and the volume on high) at all times as you never know when a call might come in - answer all calls!  You'll get a 30 second scripted call later today/tonight letting you know he arrived safely.  Count Fridays rather than individual days - it helps the time go by faster.  Hang in there......there's plenty of mom's here that have been where you are now.  

Hey Stephy,
My son has been gone 3 weeks today and I understand completely. I have gone from crying daily to every couple of days. This website is very encouraging and supportive. Stay connected.

Momma Bear - have you received your official letter yet with his PIR date?

I'm new to all the acronyms, what's PIR?

PIR - Pass in Review (graduation).

Here's a link to some Navy terms and acronyms (brush up on them so you can surprise your sailor with your Navy knowledge!):

Navy Speak

My son also left today for bootcamp! I am located in Houston Texas and the is my second time dealing with this. I am anxious because this son is the quiet one so I am more protective over him. It’s going to be a long 8 weeks but graduation will be awesome. I will pray for all of the future sailors.

Hi Sheree - be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the Welcome message on your page ;-D

Thank you :)

Thank You!


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