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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.

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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Just got my form letter and found out my SR grad date and all so I am way excited~



Dawn in MI


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Hi, any more info on ordering tshirts for our division? Let me know if u need any help
Could you please post the link to the order form I want to order some?

havent seen the divison tshirthow can u view them


Hey all!  My son shipped Oct 4th.  I have gotten two letters in addition to the form letter.   But, I have not gotten a phone call.  I desperately want to hear his voice.  Are we the only ones that have not gotten a call?  I have hotel reservations made already for PIR.  I can't wait to see him again!



Hi everyone! Still no phone call but I have received 2 letters and he seems to be doing much better and he tells me that he has really bonded with alot of the guys in his division which is nice. Cant wait til graduation on 12/2. Anyone staying at the Navy Lodge? If so, we should meet..........
Good Morning Everyone.. Hope that everyone gets letters this week.. 30 days and counting...
Yes we are getting there! Hopefully the time will go fast! Anyone know what training they are doing this week? Hope it has gotten a little easier for them all!!! Can't wait to see these fine young men marching proudly!!!
They are in week 3 day 3..
Got my phone call today!  He said he is doing well.  We are halfway there!!
Good deal!!!! Sounds like they have settled in and are moving toward graduation!! So excited cannot wait!!!

So, I just received my letter, and my son is saying that only friday for visitation after gradutation.  Has anyone else heard what the weekend is going to be like?  I thought we had all weekend, from friday to sunday.  Can you help me on this/  Thanks

Is there a website that can give us up to date information on how this all works?

I feel terrible. I missed my son's phone call today. I had an errand to run and forgot my phone at home. During that time he apparantly called and left 2 messages. He was upset and crying. It broke my heart to hear him cry. I hope he is oaky. I have been waiting all month for his call and I missed it. I feel like such a bad mom right now. I dont think he will be able to call again until he finished the battlesations. Im so upset............


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