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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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Book Club Moms

A group for moms/family members to share good books that they've read and discuss them.

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2013

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Comment by carols_kitchen on March 24, 2009 at 1:12pm
Beth--The Book Thief will never leave your mind.
Comment by carols_kitchen on March 21, 2009 at 9:35am
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister is only 240 pages, but just a delightful book. It's a nice read, and the characters are wonderfully sweet.
Here is an editorial review
From Publishers Weekly
In this remarkable debut, Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence. Respected chef and restaurateur Lillian has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in evocative, delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds a season of Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through the personal dramas, memories and musings stirred up as the characters handle, slice, chop, blend, smell and taste. Each student's affecting story—painful transitions, difficult choices—is rendered in vivid prose and woven together with confidence. Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister's tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy. (Jan.)
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Comment by Gail (Gailie) on February 19, 2009 at 10:38pm
Kathy, which Susan Wiggs book are you listening to? Have you read others of hers.
Comment by Gail (Gailie) on February 15, 2009 at 1:44pm
Anita I too have read the Susan Wiggs book An Ocean Between Us. I loved it and also read Summer By the Sea and That Summer Place also by Wiggs. I just found this site and I too love to read. The riveting true story I last read was Lone Survivor. Don't know if you have already discussed it or not but great stroy about Navy Seals (training and their lives in Afghanistan and what happened there) Marcus Luttrell is the author. Try to read it soon if you haven't...awesome book. Anyone have other Navy related books let me know. I also read a lot of Debbie Macomber books that have several taking place in the Northwest near Bremerton and Navy life around there. One bookd called Navy Woman was a light easy read.
Comment by J from O on February 9, 2009 at 11:30am
Has anyone read "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan. I just picked it up. Althought the author is 36 and I am much older I felt like I could relate. It is about "that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap" she was wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care.
Comment by carols_kitchen on January 29, 2009 at 10:24am
Been off this page for quite a while but it looks like I'll have to spend some time learning about downloaded books!
Just finished reading The Book Thief
by Markus Zuzak.
Truly an outstanding and life changing book about a young girl and her experiences in Germany starting in 1939. The book is narrated by "Death" and it really makes you examine your life and how you would have done in those days.
Comment by J from O on October 11, 2008 at 5:36pm
Has anyone read the book THE SHACK? I am in the middle of it. Very interesting
Comment by carols_kitchen on July 29, 2008 at 7:32pm
The library knows me well. Will put down some of my favorites later!

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