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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."


**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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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 Discussions (33)

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My SR just came into the RCU from hospital..the good news he is recovering, The 'mom' thing is "OMG"...normally so healthy...eek! I don't k…

Started by Katrina

0 Dec 13, 2019


My SR just came into the RCU from hospital..the good news he is recovering, The 'mom' thing is "OMG"...normally so healthy...eek! I don't k…

Started by Katrina

0 Dec 13, 2019

Vision Waiver

My son was just transferred to Ship 4 as he didn’t pass his vision exam on intake. He did require a vision waiver when he went through MEPS…

Started by Proudmomofsailor79

1 Nov 20, 2019
Reply by jvjnavysister

+ flu

My son contacted me Tuesday to say he was sent to RCU for the flu and his graduation date is now pushed back.  a few questions: 1.  Do they…

Started by amb0821

1 Oct 17, 2019
Reply by Sarah's Human

Broken Pinky Finger

We got a call Tuesday 9/17 from our son that he was being set back 2-4 weeks because of a broken pinky finger that had happened 10 days pri…

Started by Liz

3 Oct 3, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Scripted call from SR - Don't Come to Graduation - I'm sick

Last night I received a call from my SR that I wasn’t looking forward to and need some serious advice and encouragement. The call was prett…

Started by Tiffany

9 Aug 23, 2019
Reply by AmyLynn

Update on my son

So I heard from my son and found out what happened. He said that the second night he was there, he had a couple episodes of sudden muscle s…

Started by bethvac65

3 Aug 20, 2019
Reply by AK907Tammy

Scripted call on P-day 1 or 2.

My son arrived at boot camp the night of August 13 and at 5:30 on August 15, I received the dreaded scripted call "Do not come to my gradua…

Started by bethvac65

3 Aug 18, 2019
Reply by Sarah's Human

Scripted phone call - Son moved to RCU for fever.

Received scripted phone call from son, he has been relocated to RCU for fever and dizziness, and to not come to graduation that was schedul…

Started by AmyLynn

8 Jul 24, 2019
Reply by Tiffany

Son requested books to donate to ship to share...

My son asked me to send books to him that were military history yesterday to share.  He said preferably not Navy or Unbroken because there…

Started by Leah

7 Jun 10, 2019
Reply by Sarah's Human


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