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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

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Comment by Suzie on November 19, 2021 at 6:05pm

Congrats, Glenni!

Buckle up for the ride!  Ha, you wouldn't be a mom if you didn't get nervous!!  I'm still nervous and it's been almost 12 years!  Wishing the best for your DIL as well :-))

Comment by Glenni on November 19, 2021 at 5:43pm

Just an update: He passed the methocholine challenge with no problems on Monday and was officially cleared to become an aviator! I don't know why I was so nervous about this, but I was. Anyway, he commissions 3 weeks from today. I figure he'll probably get his PCS to Pensacola some time in January or February. I'm really excited for him!

Comment by Glenni on November 8, 2021 at 10:54pm

Andy'sMom, did your son have to have it? We've had  two PFT's which he passed with no problem.

Comment by Andy'sMom on November 8, 2021 at 1:32pm


That is a test used to diagnose asthma.

Comment by LoniJ on November 8, 2021 at 12:42pm

I never heard of it but then again I really didn't keep up with all my son went through.

Comment by CheriH on November 8, 2021 at 12:36pm

Glenni...never heard of it.  What is it?

Comment by Glenni on November 8, 2021 at 12:35am

Did anybody's aviator have to do the Methocholine Challenge? How was it? My son is having it tomorrow

Comment by Glenni on October 25, 2021 at 11:04pm

Thanks so much J/J Mom!!! Y'all are so helpful. She is starting to check into options!

Comment by J/J Mom on October 25, 2021 at 9:35am

Glenni -- I agree with Suzie.  Time in Pens can be relatively short, and even if he wants to fly the SeaHawk what he actually flies often depends on Navy needs at the time.  Substituting may be a great option, or a maternity substitute??   

On another note -- if you get down there to visit you MUST go to the National Naval Aviation Museum.  It is fabulous.     


Comment by Glenni on October 14, 2021 at 10:53pm

Thank you so much for the input Suzie. Since he's graduating in December, she should be able to take a job for second semester there. He's actually hoping to fly the SeaHawk, and I believe that training is also in that area. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. But she is also open to subbing. 

I'm excited to learn all about API and how it works. 

Huskermom, when did your son start? What is your son doing now?


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