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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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Is there anyone with a SR Ship 2 Div 919?  If yes, please comment on the status of your SR and your experience here.  My son is there.  We are from Texas.  I've already made our reservations at the Residence Inn.  I've been doing a lot of reading online and found that this place has nice 2 bedroom 2 bath suites with full kitchen.  I also spoke with a lady online that verified there is a wonderful free full hot breakfast and that he graduation is only 4 miles or so away from the hotel.  The online site state the suite will accommodate 6 comfortably.  I haven't gotten tickets yet as I'm watching the rates.  I've seen prices  fall as low as 200 RT.  However the deadline for use was prior to my departure date.  Chime in if you are going and will be staying at the same hotel.  Maybe we can have a meet and greet night at the hotel or something.  Can anyone tell I'm extremely excited about PIR and getting to see my SR turn Sailor.  Yeah!

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Hi My daughter is also in ship 02 div 919. Nice to meet you.

Same to you.  I'm writting my son now.  I hope to see you at PIR. 

I write Brooklyn everyday. Still waiting on that first letter, but hopefully I will get one this week. I can't wait til PIR. We already have everything reserved. SO EXCITED!!!

I'm still waiting on the grandparents so that I  can get alirline tickets. 

I miss my daughter so much. I wonder if she knows your daughter?


She might. She wrote home and named off alot of names that she had became friends with. And said that they wwere from all over. We are from Tennessee. You can ask your daughter. Brooklyn is little. She only stands 5ft tall dark hair, and normally pretty quiet. lol

My daughter is Kristi we are from San Antonio, Tx. I will ask her if she knows your Brooklyn. Kristi is quiet also. I've only gotten 3 letters & 1 missed phone call. :,(
Hi. My daughter gave me her friends last names, hoping I knew their moms.
My daughter is in the same Ship :) nice too meet u.... See u at sarge's right?

My daughter is ship 2 div 919.  Her dad is writing her a letter every week.  I am writing when I can.  The house is so quiet without her.

That's wonderful.  I haven't gotten a letter from my son yet.  I've only gotten his PIR form letter.  I really would like to her from him.  He arrived on the 17th late night.  We didn't even get the initial call.  About a week after he arrived, we got the box with his personals.  It's been pretty emotional for me not to hear from him or have in verbal communication at all.  This site has really been good.  It's great to have the  communication.  My husband was a sailor, so he's not as emotional as I am about it. 


I hope you get your letter soon.  See you there.

What are your plans after PIR?  Anyone from Texas?  Please post if you have any tips and ideas to share.  All for one and one for all.... HOOORah


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