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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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fit program Discussions (28)

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What comes after rcu

Hello everyone, I am new to this site and I could spend all day here. I do have a question. My son went to boot camp Nov 20 and injured his…

Started by Jagsfan

3 Feb 7, 2019
Reply by lemonelephant

How many chances

My second child is currently in FIT. The run of course! Anyone know how many chances they are given or the amount of time they are allowed…

Started by Parrothdgal

1 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

Any info anyone

Hi my daughter was to graduate 8/18 she failed a physical, assuming running - her least fav. I got the call last Tuesday. They gave her 2 m…

Started by IgWhisperer

8 Oct 15, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

Failing Sensors while running

Hello everyone, I just got more news from my son this morning, and I was hoping someone can shed some light on the subject. My understandin…

Started by Navmom

0 Sep 9, 2017


My son is in fit, what is to be expected ? he did not pass the prone float test.

Started by moniwalt83

8 Apr 15, 2017
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

PFA Testing. Time of day??

If your recruit is in FIT and is re-testing what time of the day is that completed and calls made home generally??

Started by Kelly H

6 Jun 6, 2016
Reply by Frances

Ship 5

Is fit Ship 5? My son has been moved to ship 5 anyone know that address

Started by wanda72

28 Apr 5, 2016
Reply by Jon-jon's mom

Prone float

My recruit called Friday and said that he was pulled out of his division because he didn't pass the prone float. It is not Tuesday and I'm…

Started by coolleigh11

1 Mar 9, 2016
Reply by Sis16sis


Well, I got the call...My son is going to FIT. I'll be honest, I'm pissed about that scripted call. It's only 30 seconds, he was sobbing hi…

Started by Kyle'sMom (Karen)

25 Mar 2, 2016
Reply by ladylariat72

some general FIT info (with updates and cautions at the end... don't think the visit part is still true)

my son failed his last run just before battlestations, and we got the dredded "don't come I will not be in PIR" call.  Before I canceled ou…

Started by dani

42 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Sis16sis


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