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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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

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Daughter leaving on Sept 6

Hi everyone! I just had a Sailor (son) leaving to BC today and my daughter is leaving on Sept 6 from FL

Started by Ptb7216

3 Sep 11, 2017
Reply by Joy

Son leaving in 9/26

My son leaves 9/26 for BC - I've been dreading this day as I know it is going to be hard to let him go.  I did talk to his recruiter yester…

Started by RocketshopPM

0 Sep 7, 2017

Son leaves for BC 9/7/17

Anyone else?

Started by Heidi

1 Sep 4, 2017
Reply by Kraftinkat

Son Leaves for GL Sept 25, 2017

Proud, scared mom here... this is my oldest and still my baby!  Glad there is this space, makes me feel not so alone!  This site may be esp…

Started by TreysMama

19 Aug 28, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

September is almost here! Sigh...

Hey Everyone...Checking in to see how everyone is doing? September is almost there and this Momma is getting a little boy is l…

Started by Teachermomto2

2 Aug 19, 2017
Reply by Teachermomto2

Hubby ships to bootcamp September 2017

Anyone else?

Started by BMwifey

7 May 18, 2017
Reply by RocketshopPM

Son leaves 9/29/16

Anyone else have someone leaving for basic training in the last week of September?  

Started by mdgardener

11 Sep 6, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

Son leaving September 2014

My son is leaving this September. How many out there have sons/daughters leaving then? Anyone else from Texas?

Started by MattsMom

106 Oct 6, 2015
Reply by Brenda

Sept. to basic

Hi all - mine left Sept. 14th from CT to Great Lakes.  Potential graduation date is Fri. Nov. 13th if all goes well.  He starts his 4th wee…

Started by purchasst

5 Oct 5, 2015
Reply by purchasst

Ship Date 9/22

 My Son left for GL 9/22. Received phone call about 8:30 that night. Anxiously awaiting his box and PIR letter.  Anyone else have a recruit…

Started by Phoenix Mom

27 Sep 29, 2015
Reply by Jill


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