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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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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Headed for SWCC Discussions (7)

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SWCC Training?!?

Any insight on the length of SWCC training & whether family is allowed to visit you or relocate during this time? I have heard so many…

Started by Navy_Wife3

13 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Navy_Wife3

Training in December?

So my son will be in bc in August and We heard they give you 2 weeks off Over Christmas. Anyone know anything about This. He will be SO and…

Started by dobimom

0 May 13, 2014

New SWCC Candidate

My son just graduated last Friday. He is now waiting to begin training in August. 

Started by NavyMom SWCC candidate

5 Aug 27, 2012
Reply by Fancy Nancy

New SWCC class started Monday (March 5, 2012)!

SWCC training started for my son this week.  Are there others out there who have a loved one in this most recent class?  He said Monday was…

Started by margeeim

3 May 2, 2012
Reply by Proud Mom-Linda

Liberty in Coronado?

Does anyone know what to expect once the arrive at Coronado as far as communication and liberty? My bf should be there mid April and we are…

Started by sea_sick

6 Apr 8, 2012
Reply by Navy_Wife3

Swcc training?

Hi everyone out there thank you for making this group because i have so many questions and cant find answers. My husband swcc package has b…

Started by amber1321

7 Mar 5, 2012
Reply by margeeim

no separate swcc boot camp

I have heard that all those going to boot camp  go through the same training, with the exception of those who are going to be Seals  they w…

Started by Okyankee

2 Mar 5, 2012
Reply by margeeim


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