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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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PIR 12/22/2010 Discussions (36)

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This is their final test.  They become sailors after they pass this.  It is held the week leading up to PIR.  It can start Thursday night,…

Started by diannep

14 Dec 14, 2010

The Pink Scarf-A Symbol of Friendship

Some of our N4Ms of the 12/17 and the 12/22 PIRs are choosing to purchase a beautiful and fun, bright pink scarf to wear in Great Lakes at…

Started by Nancy

11 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by Lisa GL Corpsman A school

Where is your Sailor going to A school and what is their rate (job)?

Will add the cities and jobs here as I see them.   San Diego CA - Sonar Tech San Diego CA - Sonar Tech Coronado CA - SWCC Pensacola FL - Av…

Started by Sparkle_Mary

40 Dec 7, 2010
Reply by BarbZ (1106-4) Nuke Mom

DIV 028


Started by Sparkle_Mary

22 Dec 3, 2010
Reply by Terry_T_Tuckersmom

Helpful Websites..

List them here please.

Started by Sparkle_Mary

5 Nov 28, 2010
Reply by Nancy

What's the bestest, funniest, romantic, saddest line your recruit said in their 1st official letter? :)

i know we should've been more prepared by tagging along a tissue box while we read our recruits 1st letters! but there should be a line or…

Started by Niña

6 Nov 23, 2010
Reply by Megan- [ship 02, division 906]

Please help what information do we have to send to RTC regarding itinerary after graduation???

Please help! What information do we have to send to RTC regarding itinerary after graduation?

Started by Leslie

0 Nov 23, 2010

Introduce yourself:

Im having an issue with the spreadsheet so we will make a discussion about it so I know for sure everyone can see it. SHIP/DIV...RECRUIT..…

Started by Sparkle_Mary

6 Nov 23, 2010
Reply by Sparkle_Mary

DIV 025


Started by Sparkle_Mary

39 Nov 20, 2010
Reply by navygirlfriend

DIV 030


Started by Sparkle_Mary

1 Nov 18, 2010
Reply by sweetgen91


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