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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."


**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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"In an effort to search and look for an image of PERSEC that I really liked - it show…"

Chipmunk replied Oct 1, 2020 to OPSEC/PERSEC

3 Oct 1, 2020
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

"bumping back into the queue"

Chipmunk replied Sep 28, 2020 to If you have a son or daughter leaving for BC please read this before they leave!

1 Sep 28, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

"Gina-Lee - We are glad you have joined us. Did you get a chance to read some of the…"

Chipmunk replied Sep 26, 2020 to Still in tears...

17 Oct 22, 2020
Reply by hugabugs

"Yipee for a letter!!!"

Chipmunk replied Sep 24, 2020 to Boot Camp - SHIP: 12 DIV: 394

20 Oct 3, 2020
Reply by MaterNauta

"Rebecca1957 - I had to figure out where I had seen the information posted. Please se…"

Chipmunk replied Sep 23, 2020 to Still in tears...

17 Oct 22, 2020
Reply by hugabugs

"Patrice, I am glad that it is working out well for you. "

Chipmunk replied Sep 22, 2020 to My Bf arrival to BC was Sept. 3, 2020. Any others have Recruits to arrive on or around the same day?

17 Sep 28, 2020
Reply by Patrice

"That is why I said take it a little bit at a time!! "

Chipmunk replied Sep 21, 2020 to Still in tears...

17 Oct 22, 2020
Reply by hugabugs

"Navymom1975 - We understand!!! And we know where you are at!! Have you read Belovedb…"

Chipmunk replied Sep 21, 2020 to Still in tears...

17 Oct 22, 2020
Reply by hugabugs

"StarryNights - I am glad you had an update regarding your sailor. Like we said, ther…"

Chipmunk replied Sep 20, 2020 to PIR September 18 2020

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"StarryNights - if you look at the messages I posted earlier today in the main BC Mom…"

Chipmunk replied Sep 20, 2020 to PIR September 18 2020

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