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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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This is a wonderful gift. I bought one for both of my sailors. I haqve everything from their signning in at the MEPS to all the e-mails from boot camp and other memoribilia. You can go to and order one or they can be purchased at MIchaels.

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Hi I bought the one that is covered in the camo material. It is pretty cool. I friend just gave me the leather with seal book.
I can't find the website for - it say page is invalid

Here are a couple links for military scrapbooks (I also had no luck opening also offered a Navy scrapbook but it was $100.

Lorraine, thank you for the web link. I was lucky  to open them. Also they have a contact email address if you want more information. This a great idea. I sure will order one too. LOL - Chinadoll19

Ladies, I apoligize for the link, but I am happy that others have found links. As i stated you can also purchase them from Michaels. They are not availabe at Walmart. The one that I have is Navy blue and had the navt emblem on the front.

I think you can also get them at Hobby Lobby, and at Michaels you can usually print a 40% or 50% off coupon and get it much cheaper. Michaels will also except AC Moore coupons.

We scored ours at Michael's with the 50% off coupon. Woo Hoo!!

I had found the one at Hobby Lobby that was leather with the seal on it but didn't want to buy it that day b/c I didn't have a coupon. So the day I came back with the coupon I found one I liked better. It is made like their dress blues or cracker jack as they call it. I LOVE it!!!!

Hey Navy Mom Scrapbookers!!! if you go to: They have the uniformed Scrapbooks. I have the blue CrackerJack uniform scrapbook. I hope this will help you out.They also have them at Michaels,Hobby Lobby,Archivers.

I too am in the process of doing this for my son.  I have the pictures and have started all the processes except getting the Navy scrapbook, they are so expensive and I am not able to get one for now.  So I will collect and do all I can until I do.  thank you for the web link for them.  I did see one at Hobby Lobby that is covered with the blue uniform with white stripes, AWESOME!!  I will be saving my $$$$$ for one.

Cynthia, Please look at michaels or hobby lobby. Sometimes you can find coupons for these stores.


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