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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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trying my hardest

i've mentioned some of this before in other groups, but i just found this one and figured it can't hurt to try everywhere, and often. simpl…

Started by Ryan

1 Aug 28, 2012

Norfolk (Hampton Roads) : New Friends?

I'm currently 5 months pregnant and about to move again to Portsmouth. I'm from small town America and the City Life has been a bit ov…

Started by ShayShayJo

2 Jan 11, 2012
Reply by ProudADwife

Moving to Dam Neck,VA. Where to move to?

My husband just got his orders in today for Dam Neck, Va. We have a 16 month old and due for another in a month. Where is a good place to m…

Started by FC Breaux's Wife

1 Jan 11, 2012
Reply by ProudADwife

wadsworth shores?

Does anyone live in wadsworth shores?  How is it?  We are thinking about moving there because we can't qualify for any of the nice housing…

Started by jkent86

1 Jan 11, 2012
Reply by ProudADwife

In need of OB/GYN or midwife help??

Hello Ladies, I have just recently moved down to  the Virginia Beach area and My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. I happen to be V…

Started by Chelsea-NAVYWIFE

1 Oct 25, 2010
Reply by navywife72

In need of OB/GYN or midwife help??

Hello Ladies, I have just recently moved down to  the Virginia Beach area and My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. I happen to be V…

Started by Chelsea-NAVYWIFE

0 Oct 25, 2010


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