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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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Navy Speak

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.



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"That's correct, tatmom.  All exchange of personal items must be at the airport when…"

diannep replied Jun 21, 2012 to Cell Phones after PIR?

2 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by diannep

"mom of 11:  Can you friend request/message me the BattleStations date?  I heard from…"

diannep replied Jun 19, 2012 to SHIP 04 DIV 814

52 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Dan

"Anyone heard of a BattleStations date for 197/198?  As brother divisions, they will…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to Ship 11 Division 198

18 Jun 17, 2012
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"bump "

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to ^^^^BATTLESTATIONS: THEIR FINAL TEST ! ^^^^

2 Jun 17, 2012
Reply by diannep

"Has anyone heard a BattleStations date for 199/200 from your SR?  We cannot post the…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to Ship 9 Division 200

22 Jun 24, 2012
Reply by wenlower

"Has anyone received a BattleStations date for 814?  We cannot post them on the pages…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to SHIP 04 DIV 814

52 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Dan

"Has anyone heard a BattleStations date from your SR for 195/196?  One was reported t…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to Ship 11/Div 196

14 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by staysealynne

"Anyone from 201/202 heard of a BattlStations date for them?  They are brother divisi…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to SHIP 09 -- DIV 202

24 Jun 25, 2012
Reply by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202

"Anyone from 199/200 heard of a BattleStations date for them (they are brother divisi…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to Ship 09 Div 199

24 Jun 22, 2012
Reply by sunshine

"Egratia:  As it gets closer to PIR, they are allowed to mail out letters more often.…"

diannep replied Jun 17, 2012 to Ship 11 / Div 197

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