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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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This is their final test and then they are sailors!  Please click on the link below for more info:



BATTLESTATIONS SCHEDULE (posted after completion)

S/M     12/16-12/17     031/032/803

M/T      12/17-12/18     033-036

T/W     12/18-12/19     037/038/904/905

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BattleStations is their last test, and is done within a week of PIR.

can you email a personal not when 033 has thier's my email is set on private. Thanks, will be driving up on tomorrow

Hi All - met with a group of "veteran" Navy Moms (and Dads) yesterday to watch the Navy/Army football game (Yay Navy!) and we were talking about boot camp.  They all reminded me to tell SR the importance of BS21 and how TEAM WORK is crucial.....I guess from what they say they are very tired during this test and it is important that they STAY AWAKE and help keep each other awake!

Also remind them when they call home after BS21 for the "I'm A Sailor" call to let you know if everyone in the group passed.  Just in case some aren't able to make the call and mom's are wondering (or in case you are on the plane to Chicago and can't get the call!). 

When you hear from you SR when the BS21 date is make sure to send a private message to diannep as she keeps track of all this.  Hopefully we will start hearing soon when it is!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We are ONE DAY CLOSER!

I will be praying them through this whole week. Hoping I'm not alone.

 I pray that God lay his hands upon each of our Sailors this week and the days to come. I just ask that you lift them up Lord and give each of them the mental and physical strength necessary to pass each of these tests. Lord, you know their hearts, minds and bodies better than we do and can fill each of their needs.  Lord, you also know the needs of all of the loved ones here Lord. I ask these things in your precious name. Amen.

I know that God has taken us to it and He can get us through it. Prayers for our Sailors!! :o)

Bamamom18**so ready to see my baby boy!

I am not sure they will start this week since there is no PIR this Friday.  They are doing maintenance on the ship so my guess is that they probably won't start until next week.  Even anyone has received BattleStations dates from their SRs, please private message them to me.  Thanks!

mickeyd and bamamom - praying along with you!  Looks like we should have Battle Stations sometime next week from what diannenep is saying.


Amen, thank you

That you so very much for that wonderful prayer .... hope all goes well for all our young men and women becoming sailors ..

Let's keep the prayers and positive thoughts going for our SR's as they head into this final week of BC.  Keep sending letters of encouragement as they prepare for BattleStations. We are ONE DAY CLOSER!

Nukesmom*** Thank you and I know that God will handle everything for our SR's. 

I'm a bit brain-dead today. Mom came home from hosp Friday, she was not well enough to come home, back again today with heart issues. Giving it to God to take off my shoulders. He is the only one that can heal her and knows her needs. Much Prayer needed right now for many different reasons. 

I know that we all will be receiving great news in just a few days that we have "SAILORS" & no longer recruits. AMEN and Praise God!


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