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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 8/25/2022 - 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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Michael's Discussions (116)

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"You can get it once you get the letter from your husband. Make sure you have prof of…"

Michael replied Dec 13, 2018 to POA to get a military i.d.

7 Feb 23, 2019
Reply by Ib_vv_N

"Yes pay checks are 1st and 15th sometimes they are a day early. I did not take my 3…"

Michael replied Dec 1, 2018 to Paychecks, Babies at PIR and Moving

12 Dec 4, 2018
Reply by nami

"Call tri-care as coverages is different where you live in the country. It also depen…"

Michael replied Dec 27, 2017 to Pregnancy, gynae, and delivery

9 Jan 5, 2018
Reply by van1612

"Only a dog cheats period. My grandfather never cheated for 30 years we of service. M…"

Michael replied Dec 16, 2017 to Having a day

7 Dec 16, 2017
Reply by Michael

"Listen to Anti M. If your gonna get married do it now but don’t rush it if your not…"

Michael replied Dec 11, 2017 to Info and advice needed!!

3 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by Michael

"Also they don’t move cars unless over sea and it’s 1 car only you have to pay for th…"

Michael replied Sep 21, 2017 to PCS Move Help!

9 Sep 21, 2017
Reply by MEleanor7

"Just realize it’s $100 for every 100 pounds over so if it 101 pounds it’s $200. You…"

Michael replied Sep 21, 2017 to PCS Move Help!

9 Sep 21, 2017
Reply by MEleanor7

"He could be stationed anywhere in the world if he's not married he can go overseas a…"

Michael replied Sep 17, 2017 to Environmental Health Officer- ODS training

6 Sep 18, 2017
Reply by Anti M

"He can do it he will just need a chit for permission to leave base and so his comman…"

Michael replied Aug 30, 2017 to Marriage?

4 Sep 6, 2017
Reply by Anti M

"He should know two weeks before graduation maybe soft orders 3 weeks"

Michael replied Aug 17, 2017 to Orders!

4 Aug 17, 2017
Reply by Anti M


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