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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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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in May Discussions (54)

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Boyfriend Leaving May 30th, 2018

My boyfriend is leaving for boot camp May 30th, and I am looking to connect with anyone who will have their loved one leaving around this t…

Started by sailorgirlfriend

23 Jun 14, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

The box

I got the box yesterday so letter should be soon right?

Started by kuuipo

7 May 30, 2018
Reply by kuuipo


My son leaves 5/23. Anyone else?

Started by Patriciab

10 May 21, 2018
Reply by Doncella26pr


My son leaves for basic May 31st. I've read he should take his cellphone, he's been advised not to by his recruiter. Also, phone or no phon…

Started by RIMom

1 May 21, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom


My son arrived at bott camp this week. May 15th. I’m just trying to learn all that I can about this new life of his.

Started by Trish

11 May 20, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Proud and worried

Hi all - My only son left for bootcamp on Tuesday (May 8th).  He went to bootcamp 4 years ago but was medically released.  He had to come h…

Started by Dr. Von

6 May 15, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Recruit ship date is May 25th....anyone else have this ship date?

Just curious if there is anyone else who has recruit leaving tomorrow, May 25th? If so, how are you feeling? I am very nervous! 

Started by Namaste

5 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Jeannie

Anyone's SR on Ship 03 Div 215?

My daughter shipped out on May 16. Anyone's SR on Ship 03 Div 215?

Started by JaMom

3 May 26, 2017
Reply by Amber

My son left VA for Boot Camp on 15 May

He left on 15 May, and we got his form letter on 22 May. In it, he reports he is in Ship 12, Div 213, but listed his PIR date as 14 July. T…

Started by Zelda

1 May 26, 2017
Reply by ellen0502


the time is here and I am not quite sure I can handle it. He leaves Sunday.

Started by momto navymat

15 May 25, 2017
Reply by Namaste


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