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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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ellen0502's Discussions (3,065)

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"You may get a call sooner than that. With everything going on it appears the recruit…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 10, 2020 to Another Newbie!

8 Apr 11, 2020
Reply by AmyB508

"New PIR groups will be going up in the next couple days."

ellen0502 replied Mar 30, 2020 to PIR May 8th

7 Apr 7, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

"Danman, Her daughter is not in a 900 division, she is in a regular division."

ellen0502 replied Mar 11, 2020 to Mass Division Drill

5 Mar 11, 2020
Reply by ellen0502

"Since your daughter is in a regular division, she will be carrying one of the flags…"

ellen0502 replied Mar 10, 2020 to Mass Division Drill

5 Mar 11, 2020
Reply by ellen0502

"You're welcome!"

ellen0502 replied Jan 21, 2020 to Phone call before PIR?

15 Jan 30, 2020
Reply by Baker1013

"Your son has not completed BS yet. Keep your phone close today (Tuesday), and tomorr…"

ellen0502 replied Jan 21, 2020 to Phone call before PIR?

15 Jan 30, 2020
Reply by Baker1013

"Here is the link to the PIR group for your recruits TG.  PIR: October 25, 2019 TG 51"

ellen0502 replied Oct 4, 2019 to Ship 12 Div 404

1 Oct 4, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

"There should not be "extra tickets" as only those on the Security Access Form are al…"

ellen0502 replied Sep 21, 2019 to Question about PIR without a ticket

8 Sep 21, 2019
Reply by Navy Mom x3

"Please be sure and join the PIR group for your recruits graduation date. The links t…"

ellen0502 replied Sep 18, 2019 to Division 409

18 Sep 18, 2019
Reply by NavyMom9519

"The group for PIR October 25th will be up in the next couple days."

ellen0502 replied Sep 13, 2019 to Div 402

4 Sep 13, 2019
Reply by ellen0502


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