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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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"Chipmunk, ETNs are seamen, MMNs are Firemen"

JayDee659 replied Apr 4 to New to the Nuke program

5 Apr 4
Reply by Chipmunk

"RNnavymom, my daughter had a list of things she wanted (her bicycle being one).  The…"

JayDee659 replied May 31, 2019 to Boot Camp to A-School transition

19 Jun 2, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

"Dawn, I agree, they usually leave the day after boot camp.  Medical hold and holiday…"

JayDee659 replied Apr 30, 2019 to Boot Camp to A-School transition

19 Jun 2, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

"Proud Parent of 3 Sailors, I attended proto grad and loved it.  I'd say that if you…"

JayDee659 replied Apr 12, 2019 to Regret

12 Apr 22, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

"Chipmunk, we never got an invitation  had to get all tje pertinent info from our Nuk…"

JayDee659 replied Apr 5, 2019 to Prototype Graduation - Goose Creek

21 Jan 3, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

"Class up or start class. Sometimes it takes a week or two for enough sailors to get…"

JayDee659 replied May 13, 2018 to Hello!

9 May 14, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

"Welcome! As long as he classes up in a reasonable amount of time I'd think your chan…"

JayDee659 replied May 12, 2018 to Hello!

9 May 14, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

"My daughter is an MM on a carrier. I'm happy to share with you. Please pm me. "

JayDee659 replied Apr 12, 2018 to Nuke women

1 Apr 12, 2018
Reply by JayDee659

"I've always driven but it's about 20 minutes from base to airport.  My daughter flew…"

JayDee659 replied May 11, 2017 to Base to Airport, and back again

2 May 11, 2017
Reply by JayDee659

"O vary by rate but the number of females but it seems they are always the minority.…"

JayDee659 replied Mar 27, 2017 to My daughter just entered DEP with a leave date of October 4th.

4 Mar 28, 2017
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