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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."


**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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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in September Discussions (129)

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Any Moms interested in getting in shape for the Navy?

My son leaves for bootcamp on 9/17/63, on my 49th birthday. I'm 65 pounds overweight and out of shape!  I'm looking for other moms that wha…

Started by Ali63-MMmom

10 Aug 19, 2012
Reply by A Proud Navy Mom

Anyone have a son or daughter leaving for boot camp September 6th, 2012?

Hi!  I officially became a Navy mom on Thursday and couldn't be more proud!  I am feeling so many emotions right now.  Would love to connec…

Started by A Proud Navy Mom

55 Aug 1, 2012
Reply by HeatherT(09/003)

Anyone else out there have a son or daughter leaving for BC Sept 13th..from the Cincinnati OH area??

I have been lurking here since early December...and am starting to just now feel like time is really flying by.  When he signed up, it seem…

Started by SherBear Nuke Mom (ET)

2 Jul 30, 2012
Reply by karens (alumni ship 13-Div 366)

Daughter leaving 11/8 for Great Lakes for Boot camp, anyone else have a child leaving that day too?

My daughter is 23, she made the decision to join the Navy and my life has been a whirlwind since. I don't know how I'm going to adjust to h…

Started by ShereeK45

1 Oct 31, 2011
Reply by New2Navy(Class 1205)

Anyone with a daughter/son leaving for bootcamp on September 28 in CA? Or anywhere else?

Hi all....I was just wondering who has someone leaving for BC on the 28th of this month. It's looming on the horizon...

Started by Diana(PO3/IT3)

7 Oct 4, 2011
Reply by Diana(PO3/IT3)

Getting to Chicago from wanted

Transportation question for when I come out to Chicago for you all. I see there is Midway airport and O'Hare. Southwest flies to Midway and…

Started by Diana(PO3/IT3)

2 Oct 3, 2011
Reply by Diana(PO3/IT3)

Anyone leaving for Bootcamp Sept. 15, 2011?

My son is leaving for Bootcamp 9/15 and I'm so nervous for him and full of so many emotions.  Is anyone leaving the same day?  If so, maybe…

Started by Invisible12

32 Sep 15, 2011
Reply by 1ProudNavyMom

FAQ: What will happen when my new recruit reports for duty?

The day before your recruit is due to ship out s/he will report to your recruiter's office, where s/he will take a drug test and weigh-in,…

Started by Arwen

0 Aug 31, 2011

Navy Pay FAQ - What is paid for by the Navy, what do recruits pay for?

Does the Navy pay for uniforms?Yes, but not for everything they need at boot camp.Recruits receive an initial uniform allowance 1,630.62 fo…

Started by Arwen

0 Aug 31, 2011
Reply by Arwen


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