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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."


**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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If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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Discussion Forum

What comes after rcu

Started by Jagsfan. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 7, 2019. 3 Replies

How many chances

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Any info anyone

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Comment by susane on July 7, 2010 at 4:44pm
Not a word from my son all this past weekend. Wish I could hear what's going on!!! hopefully, he is getting better and doing his PFA workouts. I comfort myself knowing that no news is good news.
Comment by susane on July 1, 2010 at 5:27pm
Wonder what our SR's will be doing during the long holiday weekend. Will they get any R&R?
Comment by susane on July 1, 2010 at 12:22pm
My son went to ship 6 last Monday and hir PIR was supposed to be today. I wrote him and asked about the photos. Could take a while for an answer, so will wait and see. Don't know of any website but I saw (can't remember where) on a discussion a phone number for NEX to order photos after the PIR.
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on July 1, 2010 at 10:52am
susane - it may depend on when he went to Ship 6. My sailor went to RCU the week his photos were to be made and was on LLD during the photos so his picture was not made. He also was leaving his division to go to RCU. He told us that since he was no longer going to be part of the division and the photos include a divisional photo, his were not made. He has promised me that he will have formal photos made in his uniform while he is in A school. I had to drag the info about pictures out of him before he finished bootcamp. Ask you SR if he had his photos made.
Comment by susane on July 1, 2010 at 10:44am
I read somewhere the recruits take pictures midway through bootcamp. My son won't make his PIR (which is today) and was moved to Ship 6 due to health problems and failing PFA. Does he still get the photos? I wonder if they let him mail them home?
Comment by susane on June 29, 2010 at 4:20pm
Thanks Vicki. I feel a connection when I am on this site. It relly helps to talk to others about their experiences. My son is not very talkative about stuff and all his phone call times go to his wife. Will chat more later; I gotta run off to the commissary (we are retired Air Force).
Comment by susane on June 29, 2010 at 7:40am
Hello. My son's wife informed us Monday that he called and said he wasn't going to BS21 that evening because he didn't pass his PFA. He's had plenty of illness and is still being treated. He was moved to Ship 6 Div 2347. So he will miss PIR scheduled for 7/01/10. As disappointing as it is, I am happy to have found this thread and learn about this situation. I have only read back through April 2010 but I hope to befriend current moms and wives/gf going through similar things with their soon-to-be-sailor. Chris is supposed to go to A School at GL. Are they allowed visitors or liberty while there at A School? We are trying to figure out when we can come see him. We live in Colorado, so it's not a quick trip.
Comment by Blaze Cox Ship 13 Div 151 on April 10, 2010 at 9:12pm
She was dropped the Tuesday before her graduation. She will be reporting into A school in Great Lakes to be an ET. I'm just trying to figure out what's going on because I'm getting out of the Marine Corps here pretty soon and trying to figure what I'll do in the short term unt she checks into a school and I can go live with her.
Comment by Blaze Cox Ship 13 Div 151 on April 10, 2010 at 6:15pm
I have a quick question, and Im sure its been asked, and answered, but Im having a hard time finding the answer. My wife was supposed to graduate yesterday but is being held due to PFA failure. She told me she is rerunning the PFA Monday. Now what Im getting conflicted stories on, is that if she passes Monday, and does battlestations this week, will she or will she not be in a graduation ceremony?
Comment by vanessa6543 on April 8, 2010 at 3:32pm
My fiance is a sailor! Yay Ethan!

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