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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 have a SR in Ship 04 Div 019.  I have just found this group within the site.  I have already enjoyed reading all the posts and have learned more just from those readings.  I am in Texas and estatic about PIR on 12/16/2011.  I have all my paperwork in order, plane tickets purchased, luggage packed.  However I am not sure that I will have packed sufficiently for Chicago weather being from Texas my whole life.  I was also lucky enough to be able to order my shirt with his flag printed on it to wear at PIR.  It should be in the mail by today or tomorrow.  If there is anything else that I might be missing I would love to know about it or just meet anyone would also be great.

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Hi Seabee2be,,,I am from North Carolina and like you have no idea what cold weather is really like. But I have my long johns ready!!! LOL. What part of Texas are you from? My  oldest son is in Midland Texas.

I reside in the DFW area.  I have my long johns packed also.  The excitement for me just continues to grow and I have loved this site in the short time that I have been here.  I have gotten so much information and not so worried about PIR and doing something that will get my SR jeapordized.  I do plan to hold on to his "left" arm for as long as he will let me. 


Does this mean that you have already gone through PIR with your oldest?

I have been thru AirForce graduation and it was AWESOME!!!!! It took place in San Antonio Texas. I have 4 children my oldest is in Midland playing football West Texas Roughnecks and working for some oil company in the off season. My 19 years ild is a Airman in the Airforce and of course my only girl is a SR in the Navy(A Sailor in a couple of days. Then I have a 8 year old son.

I am just waiting on my I Am A Sailor Call!!!!

Are you coming to the meet & greet on Thursday...Sarge's meet & greet?


I put that it is a maybe.  We are flying in on Thursday and should land around 5 pm.  I have several others that are with me so that would be the only hold up on me going to the meet and greet.  I have every desire to go and meet all of you wonderful supportive people.


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