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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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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 Discussions (35)

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Finishing in RCU

My daughter is in RCU for stress fractures in both shins. After talking to her this past Sunday, she said she was given the option to finis…

Started by Andikeesi (Ship 14/ DIV 289)

63 Aug 7, 2017
Reply by DSmom

Knee injury

Hmm, I've just now found out about this site, two weeks after my son was injured and sent to recovery.  I just happened upon it while readi…

Started by Lil Bit

0 Jul 13, 2017

how do you do it

How do you do it. When he went into boot camp no news was good news. A 4 minute phone call changed all of that. Wednesday he called and sai…

Started by tidefan

11 Aug 18, 2015
Reply by AprillovesMary

I'm lost

My son was due to graduate this Friday but called last night when his division was in Battle Stations to tell me he had an injury to both k…

Started by Ethansmom

13 Nov 12, 2013
Reply by bonichione

Feeling Lost!

My son left for boot camp on March 1st and he called us last night to let us know he  is in RCU-Ship-04 due to a muscle sprain/possible kne…

Started by zach'smom

20 Aug 31, 2013
Reply by Jill

phone call?

has anyone had a phone call recently? really missing my husband :( trying to be strong and positive 

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096

0 Apr 10, 2013

How do you know if your SR is in RCU?

I was directed to this group by some other great Navy moms because my SR was in the hospital recently for mono and I was told he would most…

Started by CWMom

2 Mar 20, 2013
Reply by CWMom

husband in for pnemonia

im so happy to have found this group! hi everyone! my husband was suppose to graduate feb 8th but passed out during the running test becaus…

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096

4 Feb 17, 2013
Reply by paces

Stress Fractures

My daughter transferred in yesterday due to stress fractures.   I was glad they were going to give her a chance to heal and then finish.

Started by kayleesmom

0 Nov 7, 2012

New Mailing Address

My daughter was just moved to holding this week.  I received a call on Thrusday letting me know but I do not have a new address to send mai…

Started by Johnita

4 Sep 9, 2012
Reply by navyknit22


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