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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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Loved Ones of OCS class 04-11


Loved Ones of OCS class 04-11

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Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2011

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Comment by gonavymom on November 25, 2010 at 1:05pm
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! My LO said that they won their rifle drill competition and their DI is allowing them a piece of pie and they get to eat Thanksgiving dinner with a fork at ease!
Comment by Rosemarie on November 24, 2010 at 11:53pm
JudyM--sorry so late with the response. The class number for Jan 30 should be 09-11. You can start a group here and also on Facebook to start gathering family members and support. It is a rollercoaster ride--Hang on!
Comment by JudyM on November 2, 2010 at 8:56am
My son will report for OCS January 30. This is all pretty new. Any words of wisdom?
Comment by searay47a on October 19, 2010 at 3:09pm
Once a student graduates they will get some leave. However, how much they get and how much they can take will depend on their subsequent orders for their first duty station. (report date which they cannot miss). Those going to follow-on schools may also have an interim duty station awaiting another class and that duty station may not be close to their class location. (stashed is the term). I had two weeks of leave but had to report within 10 days of graduating.
Comment by MargB on October 19, 2010 at 2:49pm
My son is currently at OCS in RI, (he may also get some time at Christmas) but it is my understanding that they will get some time off after OCS.
Comment by gonavymom on October 18, 2010 at 11:59pm
Hi Jobug. My son made his application in Feb/Mar of this year for a pilot slot. He found out he was selected in April and in June he received his OCS selection letter telling him his start date. He found out pretty quickly for his designation. Good luck to you!
Comment by Rosemarie on October 18, 2010 at 10:45pm
To Jobug-- hate to tell you this to, but if your husband is going to be in the Navy, you are looking at a life of uprooting. That's the military liefestyle. The needs of the Navy will supercede the family. There are a number of websites, groups and forums you can go to to get an idea of what to expect. Navy4 Moms is great and there is NAMMAS--National Association of Military Wives and Spouses ---- good luck to you and your family! .
Comment by navymom9875 on October 18, 2010 at 8:15am
It took my son about 9 months from when he first talked to a recruiter to entering OCS. Some of it depends on their choices of designations and when those boards meet. In some ways I think the delay is a good thing because it gives them time to think things through and make a well thought out decision.
Comment by Rosemarie on October 18, 2010 at 1:28am
To Jobug--I hate to tell you this but there is no schedule. It is all in the hands of the USN. My son started the applicaton procedure in September of 2009, had everything completed and turned into the board by February, 2010 --was told in May that he was accepted and was given a class date of Oct 3 in July. As you can see the whole process took a year. It's frustrating--wheels turn slowly...
Comment by searay47a on October 5, 2010 at 12:46pm
My Son is so excited to be at OCS. His father (searay50) and I are hoping to keep in touch and follow his time there. I went through OCS during Christmas and the dates should be similar to the colleges. Two weeks I believe but I think we will all know more once they get past the first couple of weeks and settle in.

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