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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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For those who wish to help those sailors in need when having to travel far from home or base!

Members: 220
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2019

Thanks to the many moms and more that are here and ready to help when a sailor is in need! It is amazing to know that no matter where our sailors travel in the United States there is a mom there ready to rescue them with a hot meal, place to stay, or help to get back on the road!

To be added to the list send me (Susan mom to Niko) a friend request. Then you can send me a private message with your name, location and phone number. Then you are added to the list!

Discussion Forum

Sailor in need of TLC...Please help....

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by adm402 Feb 23, 2014. 4 Replies


Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jan 21, 2013. 5 Replies

Baby Shower - who's mailing when

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Whit and Stephen's Mom (Ann) Jun 27, 2012. 38 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on July 28, 2014 at 6:43pm

Isn't there a USO at this airport.  If nothing else, this is much better than hanging around the general waiting areas.  Here in Denver it is in the area on the "open" side (before going through security) so they will need to look up a map of the airport and just take getting back through security in time for their flight.  I hope they find something that works.

Comment by Laura on July 28, 2014 at 1:50pm

Unfortunately, I am too far from Laguardia...Im in NJ.  Laguardia is in Queens, NY.  There is a USO in Manhatten.  Call there if you haven't had luck yet and ask what they can do....maybe they have arrangements with Local airport hotels! 

Comment by jboysmom on July 28, 2014 at 10:23am

My sailor son, his wife and 2 daughters (ages 3yr. and 4mo) will have an 11 hour layover in New York at Laguardia.  They don't have $ for hotel and plan to just rest/sleep in the airport.  Anyone that knows anything about Laguardia airport that could help me let them know a safe place for them to spend the 11 hour layover that won't cost them a lot of money?  Sure do wish they had an USO at Laguardia.

Comment by Paymaster on May 31, 2014 at 2:24pm

Good News!  (CNN) -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held captive for nearly five years by militants during the Afghanistan war, has been released.

Comment by 2catsn2sailors on March 2, 2014 at 7:51pm

I'm glad it all worked out.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 2, 2014 at 5:34pm

He was driving from Washington DC to Norfolk on I-95, and there are some long stretches of nothing but woods in between exits as you go farther south.  Even though he had USAA insurance with towing, I also gave him an AAA membership one Christmas and kept it up, figuring the extra peace of mind was worth it.  He'd bought the car recently and the spare wasn't good so he needed towing.  AAA came right out and he got the car to a Walmart - the nearest tire place - and all was ok.  AAA is so cheap and it's so reliable.  I think it makes a good birthday or Christmas gift :)

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 2, 2014 at 5:20pm

LOL sorry it was a couple of years ago!! 

Comment by 2catsn2sailors on March 2, 2014 at 4:54pm

Wow! Where is I-95? Is your sailor okay?

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 2, 2014 at 4:34pm

This is what happened to my sailor on I-95; I got this in a text  :)  

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 2, 2014 at 1:31am

Forgive typos on my phone LOL


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