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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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Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029)'s Discussions (2)

Discussions Replied To (10) Replies Latest Activity

"Got the refund in the form of a NEX card in yesterday's mail"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Jan 17, 2011 to question on the DVD of graduation

27 Feb 17, 2011
Reply by ISH-MOM

"Oh, iriejennifer!  I hope it is true that they are sending out the DVD's!  My SA ord…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Jan 2, 2011 to question on the DVD of graduation

27 Feb 17, 2011
Reply by ISH-MOM

"Iriejennifer - are you referring to the DVD for the 12/22/10 PIR?  Do they have one…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Jan 1, 2011 to question on the DVD of graduation

27 Feb 17, 2011
Reply by ISH-MOM

"got letters, but no phone call in about 8 days!    : {"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Dec 13, 2010 to DIV 029

46 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Tina RH

"i don't, but just wanted to say Congrats on the award!"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Dec 13, 2010 to newspaper

11 Dec 19, 2010
Reply by BchMom

"has any of your SR's said anything about getting a round-trip ticket from GL to home…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Nov 28, 2010 to DIV 029

46 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Tina RH


Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Nov 21, 2010 to How many miles are we away from Great Lakes, IL.

49 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by Gabby

"My son (ship 12 Div 029 Go USS Triton!) is hoping to come home for Christmas and sai…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Nov 21, 2010 to DIV 029

46 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Tina RH

"ctownmom - has N been able to give you any info about liberty the day before or bein…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Nov 21, 2010 to DIV 029

46 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Tina RH

"On this site, we are not alone is what i am finding out. So good to read comments fr…"

Sean'sMom (ship12 Div 029) replied Nov 16, 2010 to DIV 029

46 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Tina RH


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