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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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"Working with the recruiter is called RAP, and can only be done between A school and…"

Anti M replied Aug 16, 2019 to leave after A/C school-- orders are confusing

2 Aug 16, 2019
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"Far too early.  There are hundreds who need to get their leave papers and then check…"

Anti M replied Nov 28, 2018 to Leave after A school

20 Nov 28, 2018
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"The "boiler room" is actually a sought after rating (EN) with good after service emp…"

Anti M replied Aug 3, 2018 to PACT seaman

1 Aug 3, 2018
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"The check out begins at 9 am ... don't book anything before noon as they must ALL ch…"

Anti M replied Oct 11, 2017 to Leave after A school

20 Nov 28, 2018
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"Space A isn't very reliable, and there aren't any MAC terminals near Great Lakes.  B…"

Anti M replied Oct 11, 2017 to Leave after A school

20 Nov 28, 2018
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"In this internet age, a lot of the sailors do not realize they can use the on base t…"

Anti M replied Sep 16, 2017 to Leave after A school

20 Nov 28, 2018
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"Chits are usually only good in the command which signed them.  A chit signed with RT…"

Anti M replied May 19, 2017 to Family Chits and Liberty Questions

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"MWR at Great Lakes offers swim lessons:…"

Anti M replied Apr 27, 2016 to Swim Instructors Available to Help Sailor Learn Side Stroke?

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"There are hold times between each section, but they vary wildly.  "

Anti M replied Apr 5, 2016 to EM Training Pipeline

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"With a long school like that, you can plan for a three day weekend, and he will have…"

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