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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 8/25/2022 - 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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I'm trying to connect with others with kids in the same group as my son. I've not received a call yet. Have any of you?

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Just a heads up for those who ordered ribbons and scarves or anything else from me. Some of those orders have already been shipped. I am working on the remainder of those orders over the next day or so and they will be shipping and one their way as I get them done. Be looking for those in the mail from the middle to the end of this week. Let me know if you have any questions. I don't always check the discussion pages so send me a message or friend request and I will get back to you ASAP. Thanks again for the orders. Lora (aka Lala)

Hi new navy wife here my husband graduates on the 27th as well...have me of you heard of the stomach flu situation...I guess a bunch of the recruits were very I'll with it and mine ended up in treatment with 3 bags of I'VS and a bunch of medications! He said he would write me back the next day and hasn't! I'm extremely worried! His letter was dated the 10th of jan so he should of written the 11th and it's now the 20th and I haven't heard ne thing!!! Not to mention the 12th was our sons 7th bday and there's no way he would just not write him...even if he could only write him 2 sentences! Has ne one heard ne thing?

I can only relay what others have written... 1)  "No news is good news", I know it's hard but as far as basic training goes - this seems to be the rule.  2)  If he were too sick to continue he would be pushed back (forgot the acronym) to another graduation date and you would receive a call telling you so.  3)  If he were too sick to continue at all, he would be sent home and you would receive a call telling you so.  4)  Back to #1 - just pray for your SR and try to keep busy... hopefully, you will hear from him soon!


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