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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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.

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This is the final test for your recruits.  This is a 12-hour overnight drill which tests them on everything they have learned.  It is held on a ship built by Disney...very realistic...and they are subjected to every situation that they could face when out on a ship.  They are evaulated on teamwork and individual levels.  They cannot discuss specifics of what they do (confidential) but suffice it to say that the adrenaline is running and they have lots to do!  They MUST not go to sleep...and I'm sure that they help each other to stay awake.  They are allowed to sleep at 8 pm the day they finish...they stay fueled with candy bars and energy driniks that day!

They can start on Thursday, a week before PIR.  They are not held on Fri or Sat nights because of Captains Cup on Sat. A friendly athletic competition between the divisions that is a nice break for the sailors/recruits.  They can then resume Sun-Wed nights.  They start with the lowest numbered divisions and go up...with the 800 and 900 divisions going randomly.

In the morning, at the conclusion of this, there is a capping ceremony where they trade their recruit caps for sailor caps...and they are sailors!  Later in the day, you should receive your "I'm a Sailor" calls.  These calls can range from 15 minutes to an hour long....depending on how many divisions go through the night before.  If your sailor does not call, it may be that he/she had watch and your call should come the next day. Rarely, some don't pass....they are given another chance to go through with a different division....sometimes even running into the first night of the next PIR group's BattleStations (which would be the night before PIR...they would be at PIR, in uniform, but maybe in the balcony because of being up all night).  ALL tests must be passed before they are allowed to do BattleStations. 

Brother divisions go together...yours are:

33+34, 35+36, is possible that 802 and 907 will go together or they may tag on to 2 brother divisions. 

Please ask your recruits if they know when their division goes through and post on here and on the main board. Maybe we can get a schedule up! 


------BattleStations Schedule------

Mon, Jan 3  Div 33, 34, 35, 36

Tues, Jan 4 Div 37, 38, 802, 907


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Division 038 has Battlestations on Tuesday, January 4th. So if they go with their Brother Division then 037 & 038 would both be on January 4th.
Thanks for the info....I am so nervous.
M son said Mon/Tues next week Jan 3/4 he thinks...
I believe 907 goes on the 5th or the 6th. That's what my daughter told me. I pray for success for all the divisions. Love them all!!
When I talked to my son at Christmas, he said he goes to battlestation 21 on Monday. He is in Ship 12, Div 036.
Mine said he heard either 1/3 or 1/4 for his division, so that's the same as Kelley's son's info.
I have a tentative schedule above.  Amy, I'm waiting on confirmation for 802.  If those 4 other divisions go that night, 802 going then would be too many divisions for one night.  So if you hear from your recruits, please try and confirm dates.  I'm thinking that 802 can go either Tues or Wed night...but just a guess. 
Yes-he said either day and he didn't know which one.  So maybe it will be Tuesday.


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