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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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January Boot Camp Families


January Boot Camp Families

This group was formed to support the families of recruits that will ship to bootcamp in January, 2010

Members: 96
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2011

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 122

Started by Maggie McD. Last reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin Mar 17, 2010. 9 Replies

Looking for anyone with a Son/Husband/Boyfriend/Family Member/ Loved one in this Division!!

Ship 09 Div 129-Brandon's Mom

Started by BrandonsMom. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 12, 2010. 1 Reply

Just joined the group hoping to find someone on the same ship/div. as my son!

Ship 6 Div 919

Started by Jerri in Cinti. Last reply by ^proud dad of nuke sailor Mar 7, 2010. 28 Replies

Hello All:  Looking for anyone whose loved one is in Ship 6, Div 919.  Has anyone received a letter?  Know how the Division is doing?  My nephew is a SR with PIR date of 3/26.  Thanks, JerriContinue

Ship 09 Div 131

Started by Monica (Tabatha's mother). Last reply by Patrick's Mom Feb 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Anyone else?

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Comment by Nancy69 on February 16, 2010 at 2:22am
I will try to send again...weird
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 16, 2010 at 2:11am
I cant see the links! :( I know of a few places that are within a mile of the base that have good reviews and are fare priced. But if there is anyone who has found a hotel for less than 53.99 a night and still close to the base.. or have shuttles to the base.. let me know!!
Comment by Nancy69 on February 16, 2010 at 12:37am
Check out these links - they might help!!

There are a few hotels that have shuttles to Pass in review...
Check out the RTC site for info as well

Comment by hlwolter on February 16, 2010 at 12:32am
Sophia I have a daughter from a previous marriage as well. I have set up my travel plans I did it the second week when I got the "form letter". I never knew how much mail would mean to me either. It sucks not being able to talk to him everyday but I know this will only make our marriage that much stronger. I still break down almost everynight when I write him and yes I write him nightly. My husband writes me everyday too which helps I even know what day his letters are going to come and I am on stalker patrol. I think the mailman is almost tempted to just throw my mail and run on Thursdays when the letters get here lol. My daughter just doesn't understand why he isn't home and wants to talk to him daily. I am hoping we get calls this week but I am betting we won't. Do you know where he is going after pir?
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 16, 2010 at 12:23am
Its so comforting to know that there are other people out there that understand exactly what I'm dealing with. Tommy is ship 07 division 107. He says he likes it, and the guys are all pretty cool. He says he's in the group of talkers. Which definitely fits him .lol. He does miss home and he writes to me almost everyday. Had no idea today was Presidents Day which upset me! Never knew mail would be so important. He says the same thing. I cant even imagine what your going through hlwolter. We talk so much about our wedding and future plans, and I have 2 kids from a previous relationship, so they dont really understand whats going on either. Which in the long run makes things a little bit harder. Has anyone set up their travel arrangements for graduation? Still undecided about hotels and how to get to and from the hotel. UGH! I just cant wait to see him. Does everyone miss their guys this much? I cant stop thinking about him and how much I am dying to see him!!!
Comment by hlwolter on February 15, 2010 at 11:38pm
Sophia, I feel your pain! My husband left Jan. 5th and we had only been married at that point 1 month. 22 days after he left I found out I was pregnant. The no contact really is a struggle and i deal with it everyday. Just know he is missing you more then you are missing him. I know that doesn't seem possible but, it;s almost over. Well this part of the journey anyways.
Comment by Nancy69 on February 15, 2010 at 11:31pm
Hi Sophia,
You'll find that most of us "get' it. My on left 1/11 and his PIR is also March 5th. What ship and div is your fiance in? Hang in there. It is difficult with the lag time in the mail and the lack of phone contact. Only 17 days left until they graduate. you sould also join the group for PIR 3/5!! :)
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 15, 2010 at 11:13pm
Hi everyone, this is only the third time I have been on this website. My fiance joined the navy 1/6/10. His PIR is March 5. I came here for answers to questions that apparently no one understands or wants to hear about it. Its been really hard for everyone, but I really feel like I am alone. Tommy asked me to marry him shortly before he left. So we should be enjoying our engagement, but yet I'm under stress and pressure just to get out to the graduation. His stress from boot stresses me out because I cant share with anyone his achievements or his struggles. I hope that this site will be helpful for me.
Comment by JD's Mom on February 15, 2010 at 9:11pm
well.. she told me that she'd let me know how she was doing by the end of last week and I haven't heard from her yet... she's passed and excelled in everything else... I have been praying hard for her legs and lungs!
Comment by Nancy69 on February 15, 2010 at 7:36pm
Hi JD's mom... hang in there..
My son is not a great runner either and he failed the first PFA. KNOCK on wood I have not gotten any calls... but the RDCs will work with her to get her to pass before the end of training. It is never their preference from what I've been told to keep someone back. She'll get there! :)

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