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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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NROTC Discussions (62)

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Commissioning - Is there a special gift that's appropriate?

I saw this question somewhere on the website but there were no responses.  For those of you who have had a son or daughter commission from…

Started by spensmomLatest Reply

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How to pick NROTC units for scholarship app?

Hello :)  I am very new to this forum, but my son has been wanting to be a Navy officer for several years now.  He is now a junior at a spe…

Started by rudyinok

31 Nov 20, 2018
Reply by Suzie

PRK for Aviation

Hi my son is a sophomore at USC and is planning on applying for flight school (I'm sure that is not the correct term for it) but he will ne…

Started by willysmom

8 Aug 18, 2017
Reply by 2017Commission

Looking to join navy, need help

Hello everybody. Thanks for reading this, I'll try to keep it short. I am 17 years old, and I did not receive a normal, steady, education b…

Started by Hopefulnavyrecruit

1 Aug 18, 2017
Reply by 2017Commission

Son not selected for NROTC scholarship

Our youngest son, Mark wasn't selected to receive the Navy ROTC Scholarship. He applied to 5 colleges and so far has received letters of ac…

Started by luckymomx4

13 Aug 2, 2017
Reply by Suzie

NROTC Nursing Scholarship

Hi! My daughter applied for the NROTC nursing scholarship in mid September, should I be worried that she hasnt heard anything yet? Is the o…

Started by EK

9 Mar 3, 2016
Reply by bemom

NROTC Nursing Scholarship

Has anyone heard back about their child's Navy nursing scholarship?!?! My daughter is still waiting to hear back!!! Long wait. 

Started by EK

1 Feb 18, 2016
Reply by raz1313

Any UVA Moms here?

My son is first year and loves the unit.  Would love to connect with other UVA moms or help people who are looking at UVA.

Started by MarylandMom

0 Dec 3, 2015

Immediate Selection Reservation (ISR)

My son was selected for an ISR in July.  Does anyone have a good gauge of the program?  When the blessing of the package occurs.? Placement…

Started by usnret

1 Dec 3, 2015
Reply by MarylandMom

My Son is NROTC - Marine option at University of Memphis

He has been on again off again about taking the flight training test - the Marines can guarantee flight school if he qualifies - but he cal…

Started by KimmyG

0 Oct 21, 2015


Hi All, My daughter is applying for an NROTC scholarship for Sep 2016.  Does anyone know when the review boards meet?  I've heard they don…

Started by bemom

4 Oct 1, 2015
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