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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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Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC


Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC

For loved ones wo have a recruit on ship 6 in recover for an injury or illness during bootcamp Here is a place for us to meet and talk about things!!!

Members: 59
Latest Activity: May 19, 2018

Discussion Forum


Started by mrssauce60. Last reply by patty Oct 20, 2011. 8 Replies

ship 6

Started by joeys mom. Last reply by Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom Aug 14, 2010. 3 Replies

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You need to be a member of Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC to add comments!

Comment by Debra11 on February 28, 2012 at 6:28am

Hi Angie, my son has stress fractures in both legs and has been in this division for about 2 weeks now.  From what I understand, depending on how far along they were in their former division, that will determine if they can graduate right from RCU.  My son was supposed to graduate this Friday (3/2) and he told me there is a possibility he'll graduate right from RCU, but it depends on what he accomplishes while he's in there.  But, yes, I believe it is true, if they graduate right from RCU and don't go back to a division, they will not participate in graduation ceremonies.  Hope this helps!

Comment by Angie-T on February 28, 2012 at 1:37am

My daughter just called with a stress fracture... origional PIR 3/16 - so will she get to actually graduate - I read a couple of other post that they didn't get a graduation, they just finished and went to A school.  

Comment by KC'smom on December 15, 2011 at 11:48pm

I once called for a very serious, somber emergency meeting at an assisted living facility with the county ombudsman, a clinical psychologist, and several members from the dept. of aging to discuss a very urgent matter. And mind you, it was at my insistence.... as soon as we all got our seats, my phone rang from within my bra! I grabbed my phone, JUMPED out of my seat and lept out of the room b/c I saw it was the Great Lakes area code. Sat outside talking to my son during the whole meeting. It was SO embarrasing. You can't even imagine. But hey, my boy comes first!!!! ( just thought I'd share)

Comment by Phillies on December 15, 2011 at 4:51pm
Yay a Sailor!!!! Congratulations!
Comment by KC'smom on December 15, 2011 at 10:56am

What great news right before Christmas!!!  That is awesome CoastalKat. Congrats to you and your SR!!!!

Comment by Proudsistah on December 15, 2011 at 10:40am
Yey Coastalkat!!!! COngatulations to you and your Sailor!!!
Comment by CoastalKat (Ship 09 Div 360) on December 15, 2011 at 10:06am

I finally got "the call" last night from my recruit. He is a sailor. My only suggestion to you moms, etc. is to write your SR every day. Be upbeat. Send cartoons, jokes, scriptures. I kept my SR up-to-date on all sports other than golf. His dad filled him in on golf.

My SR was to PIR 10/28. He fractured his leg & was sent to RCU 10/12. He was in there two months.

Don't expect a phone call every week; they don't always get them. Hopefully, your SR will get a job. That will help the time pass. Just keep the letters going & before you know it, they'll be completing Battlestations & getting their cap.

Comment by KC'smom on December 15, 2011 at 12:16am

Monchita- I know how you feel. I was crushed to hear the  news. And we only had a minute on the phone. Seems stress fractures can be anywhere to a few weeks to 6 or 8 weeks. I've seen people post that their loved one was back in a division a week later! You just never know. My son was there 6 weeks but he was told to expect 8 weeks, so obviously his was not as bad of a break. You will get a call this weekend likely. Don't leave your phone not even for a second!!  I wore mine in my bra at all times!!  hahahaaaa. Sorry, had to share (I don't carry a purse).  He will write you with his new address.

Comment by Phillies on November 29, 2011 at 9:01am
She was on crutches -so yay she can walk!
Comment by Proudsistah on November 29, 2011 at 12:46am
Yey phase 2!!! She'll phase up in no time.. For sure!!!

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