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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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If your interested in order a t-shirt with your RC's Division flag on it for either yourself or your RC. Here is some info


1 -- Please order no later than three weeks prior to graduation.
2 -- We can only print black items pre-graduation.  That is because everything goes to the printer all at once, and he only does the black items.  We can still do gray items, but they wouldn't be delivered in time for graduation.
3 -- The Ladies black tees run very small ... small = size 0 or smaller, medium = size 0 - 2, Large =   size 4 - 6, XL = size 8 - 10.  It is a very form-fitting, babydoll style shirt.  Just to give you an idea, the XL is 18.5" at the chest; the rest is stretch.  (The gray Ladies tees run much more true to size.)
I attached an order form in case you want to order one!!
Poseidon Sportswear
106 W. Broadway St.
P.O. Box 1094
Prosper, TX  75078

tel 972-347-6655
fax 972-347-6658

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Are the shirts 100% cotton?? These are cool! Thanks!

KylesMom(Lois) 11/186

I'm not sure, but here is the gal's address that sent me the info if want to email her and ask

Thank you very much!

i know that i should know this and i am having a hard time figuring the pages and threads out.  my son Shaun is ship 09 div 191    does each divison have a flag? does each ship have a flag? I don't understand how this works. sorry for my ignorance

I believe each division has their own flag. If you look at the RTC FB page it shows some PIR photos and from that I woudl assume each division has thier own flag but I am not 100% sure.
Does anyone know if they RC's are offered these through BC?

More info from Dianne


go to

Click on ENTER, then TRAVEL DISCOUNTS tab, then MAIL ORDER FORM.  Phone numbers to ask questions are on the form.

Oh gosh-I guess I found the shirts too late-less than 3 weeks till grraduation.  Is it too late to order?  PIR 6-3
Not sure if its too late......I woud shoot them an email and ask ASAP this morning to find out!
thank you--I will do that and hope for the best!!
I was able to order the shirts thanks!!
When do the shirts get sent out?


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