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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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DLI grad gift for CTI

I need help... my daughter is graduating from DLI as a Chinese CTI and I need some ideas for a grad gift in a hurry. Anyone have any ideas?…

Started by Harrison

1 Dec 8, 2019
Reply by StarryNights

life at DLI

Our son as just arrived at DLI  and so we have lots of questions about what to it’s so close to Christmas do the new Sailor get…

Started by Willowwoo

1 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by mkl7993

Can they have a car

My son has just arrived and has his car at home ..will he be able to have it at DLI?

Started by Willowwoo

3 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Willowwoo

two and half month delay start in A School....booo.....

Hello everyone! My son will be graduating BC this Friday and tells me he doesn't start A school until April 18th, April 18th, yikes! Not th…

Started by sambam32

6 Jan 30, 2018
Reply by sambam32

Last discussion was a long time ago. Lets wake this group up!

Hi CTI Moms! My daughter is in boot camp now and will be going to DLI after graduation. I look forward to hearing from y'all and experienci…

Started by Harrison

25 Jan 6, 2018
Reply by Peachie

No billets or jobs?

Anyone experience or hear of issues where despite graduating and completing the DLPT, that due to budget cuts there are simply no CTI bille…

Started by DNavyFamily

5 Sep 26, 2017
Reply by DNavyFamily

Ship out to DLI after PIR

My SR has PIR 8/31 which is Labor Day weekend.  From what I've read, I'm having a hard time figuring out what is "usual" for when CTI recru…

Started by Abzymom(SH12/DIV272)

10 Dec 19, 2016
Reply by ummhmmlies

Gift ideas for Depper going to DLI

Hi Moms and all! I have been stalking this and other Navy Forums since my daughter told me she wanted to go into Navy as a CTI. She depped…

Started by SailorMom

8 Dec 12, 2016
Reply by DNavyFamily

Dropped from CTI

Hey y'all! Haven't posted in a long while, but just want to let you know I will be leaving this group Son was recently droppe…

Started by missducky

1 Apr 19, 2016
Reply by rebeccachaplain

Depper with CTI contract

My son is DEP and will go to boot camp later this year. He has a CTI contract. He is wondering when he will know what his language is and i…

Started by OGThuggyPanda

6 Jan 20, 2016
Reply by bbcregular


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