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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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Members: 165
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Discussion Forum

Dive school graduation

Started by hvmom. Last reply by WaterRetriever May 30, 2021. 5 Replies

Dive School in Panama City

Started by OregonNavyMom. Last reply by Robert May 29, 2017. 6 Replies

EOD @ Eglin

Started by jlb228. Last reply by Karenlee Nov 2, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by Gmoneymom on Saturday

Happy Saturday! I havnt been on here in months. My son is officially starting the pipeline in Panama City. he arrived yesterday and i am very excited and beyond nervous!!  The training is intense and i am quite proud he passed all the PT tests to receive his certificate to officially begin his training. The holidays were great he was home for 2 weeks. His Bday is 12.17 so we had him home for both. :) Lots of prayers now and any advice is helpful.

Comment by NavyM♥m on Saturday

Hello Moms!
I'm happy to hear so many of you got to see your EOD techs over the Holidays! My son enlisted 10 years ago. About the first 5 Christmases he was able to come home to Florida. I went out to Coronado for 1 Christmas. But now I haven't seen him the past 4 Christmases. He earns extra vacation days when he's deployed out of the country. Sometimes he flys to Fla. for a few weeks after he gets back from Deployments. Currently he's in a Mobile Unit living in Guam for the next few years. I'm just playing the waiting game now for word when his work will allow him time to spend with me when I go there. It's too far to go if he'll be working the whole time I'm there. He LOVES his job. I was scared at first, but after seeing how long the pipeline is and what all he's learned, I'm comfortable knowing that all the drills & exercises they do causes muscle memory & quick automatic reaction times. He takes his Master Board soon. Another big milestone!
Hope everyone's 2022 is btter than 2021.
~ Navy M♥m

Comment by RooDog on January 13, 2022 at 9:23pm

Hi again,

Oops didn’t mean to re-post same comment!
Wanted to add that we also had wonderful time with our son home over Christmas.
He loves the EOD community and very excited to finish school and graduate.

Blessings.

RooDog

Comment by RooDog on January 13, 2022 at 9:14pm

Hi all,

It’s been way too long since anyone has posted here. Hope all is well with you all. My son is now in underwater, last division of EOD school, and hopefully will graduate in March.  Such a long pipeline! Will have been 1.5 years!  So excited for him!  It’s been and continues to be very challenging and often stressful pipeline. I guess to be expected given their extraordinary and dangerous career path.  
Hope to get some updates from this group. 
Happy New Year and God Bless,

RooDog

Comment by picknel on January 13, 2022 at 8:23pm

Hi All - hope you are well and your children are happy and enjoying EOD.  My son completed the training and is now out there (are we allowed to say where they are stationed?).  We were able to see him at Xmas so that was great!  Hang in there amazing ladies. 

Comment by Karenlee on January 13, 2022 at 7:46pm

Mine is east too . We have visited there and it was nice. Their traffic is crazy but it’s crazy where live. 

Comment by NJNavyMom on January 13, 2022 at 5:46pm

Karenlee, East!

Comment by Karenlee on January 13, 2022 at 4:08pm

Hope everyone had nice holidays. Our son was home which is always nice. He will be out sometime next month. NJNavyMom east or west for your son. Take care, stay well and happy,

karenlee

Comment by NJNavyMom on January 13, 2022 at 12:17pm

Happy new year everyone! My son will soon be leaving Eglin and teaming up again. After ten years he still loves the work he does. 
I hope all is well with everyone.  
NJNavyMom

Comment by RooDog on January 13, 2022 at 11:28am

Hi all,

It’s been way too long since anyone has posted here. Hope all is well with you all. My son is now in underwater, last division of EOD school, and hopefully will graduate in March.  Such a long pipeline! Will have been 1.5 years!  So excited for him!  It’s been and continues to be very challenging and often stressful pipeline. I guess to be expected given their extraordinary and dangerous career path.  
Hope to get some updates from this group. 
Happy New Year and God Bless,

RooDog

 

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