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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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Hi guys - I love reading everyone's comments, but would love to have the Brother/Sister Division members together.  We know that our sons/daughters/husbands/wives/girl-boyfriends are all going through training together and helping each other out.  So...hi...!  :)

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Hi there. My daughter is on the same ship and in the same division, so nice to meet you.

My son is also in the same ship/div.  He left on July 2nd.  We have received three letters so far, no phone call yet.  He got one chance last Wednesday, but it was so short he said in his letter by the time he got all the numbers entered he ran out of time.  He said he might get a chance to call again in a week or so. 

Hi mblue - welcome!  We have members that bounce back and forth between here and a FB group.  Let me know if you are interested, and I will send you the link.  

269 got a 2 minute call last Wednesday.  I can see with being nervous about having someone shouting at you about how much time you have, plus trying to enter all the numbers you need to use for a calling card, that he may have run out of time.  

I am also on FB.

Very true about the calling card, he has never had to use one, he always had his cell phone.  It's my mistake, I probably should had taken more time to show him.  I ran through the steps with him, but I know those calling cards can be a pain.

I did get a 30 minute call from him last Saturday, it was so great to hear his voice, and know he is doing great.

How do we join the FB page?

Try  Has anyone heard when battle stations might be?  11 days left ladies!

Welcome Tomilue & Mickey's Mom  :)

Hi Tomilue, my son is also on ship 12 div 270.  He left July 2nd, from OH.

Hi Wendy mom of 3 troops, my son is in 12/270.  We are in Ohio also.  Painesville, which is 30 miles east of Cleveland.  If you want to swap info let me know.

So excited to talk with other moms who have son's 12/269 also from Ohio.  His girlfriend hears more from him than I have but  she keeps me infromed of some of the things he says. 

Welcome Ohiosailormom!  :)


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