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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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As a praying mother, I am praying my daughter through the bootcamp  journey she is facing with her fellow recruits, and I will pray for her fellow recruits as well, she left February 3 2015.One of the hardest feelings for me to acknowledge was my oldest baby leaving me. But by praying for her and her fellow recruits will help me to get through

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I agree with you in prayer in Jesus name.....and remember to write to her every son said that helped him .

Thanks, I sure will be writing her to let her know we are there for her, I am so grateful for this site, this is helping me to stay in faith. God Bless.

Thank you so much for your prayers, my family forms a circle at night before we lay down to sleep and pray up for everything, we will enter your son in our prayers as well as our daughter and other recruits. My daughter and our family is in day 4 now and every now and then "I call out her name and say "mommy loves you" and you can do this". And I believe by faith God got her. Thank you so much for letting me know what's going on with her right now in the boot camp phase and that for me at this point to look forward for her graduation.

Praise God

And may God Bless

Hey, God Bless you so much, Jesusintheboat, for writing me such a blessed post. Just know that in Roaman's 8:28, God is working everything out for the good of your Son for the good of you and your family based on your love for God, according to his purpose for you and your Son. You just like me is a praying mother and I believe by faith and trust in God he is moving in the favor of those that Love him, God's favor is more positive than man's and he will move through man to give us favor on behalf of us. My daughter praise God called Saturday, it was such a delight me and her family long for her call and be happy to hear her sweet voice. She has a cat named "Block" who misses her terribly, he sleeps in her room and stays in their looking at her bed. I understand you very much, emotionally. Trusting in God's power is the only sanity I have right now that gets me from day to day, and it works throughout the night, just thanking God for casting a host of angels for protection around my baby helps me go to sleep at night. Jesusintheboat we are blessed mothers praying for our children, and I will continue to pray for the mercy and grace to extend for our children and the other recruits.


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