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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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Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC


Ship 6 (Sick or Injured Recruits)waiting to return to a division to finish BC

For loved ones wo have a recruit on ship 6 in recover for an injury or illness during bootcamp Here is a place for us to meet and talk about things!!!

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Latest Activity: May 19, 2018

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Comment by Elisabeth on May 19, 2018 at 3:28pm

Hi All, my son was set to PIR June 1st, 2 weeks, but just notified he's been moved to RCU for stress fracture to his femur. I'm worried this set back will cause him to get sep stated and sent home. 


Comment by Navajosunshine39 on May 20, 2014 at 1:32am

Hi. I just wanted to share that my son passed his physical, and was cleared to return to training.  He left RCU on April 29, and he was transferred back into a different Division than what he was in before his injury.  He's scheduled to graduate on June 6. It was a relief to find out he passed, as it was worrisome to have him there.  I can't wait to see him - it's a few weeks away.  He was in RCU for about 3 months, recuperating from a bruised bone in one of his knees.  Lots of physical therapy, and lots of time to let it heal, so I'm sure he learned what patience is about while in there.  He also met good people in there, who also turned into friends as they supported each other through their recovery. God bless everyone in RCU.

Comment by buttercup on March 25, 2014 at 3:29pm

thier  calls are mostly limited i believe so he probably didnt have the time to get phone on time.

i know how stressful this time can be, its a waiting game to hear from them again and when you do, its a heavy weight lifted off your shoulders. im sure he will call  in the next few days

Comment by Annychiquita on March 25, 2014 at 1:27pm

Hi friends, I am kind of worry, cause my son is in RCU since feb. 25, he called me march 8 and told me that he would call back the 22, but didn't receive any call...he was told that they in RCU were supposed to call every other Saturday...I feel so sad....can somebody tell me what could happened? worry mom :(


Comment by buttercup on February 27, 2014 at 3:38pm

you will get notified mostly by him through his letters and depending on the extent of his injury, he will more than likely be shadowed by other divisions until he graduates.

a good thing you sending crosswords, anything to keep his mind off  his injury and encourage him to heal and push forward. i also sent alot of inspiring quotes, it helps.

i know it will be a difficult time, it was for me

Comment by Navajosunshine39 on February 27, 2014 at 1:34pm

buttercup: thank you.  I've went through some of the comments here from past mothers who had SR's in the RCU, and it sounds like a lot of nothing, which would be expected so he can heal.  I mailed letters yesterday, and included some crossword puzzles, and a short story, to help time pass while he's there.  Do you know if I'll be notified when he's been released from RCU, once the doctor lets him get back into a division to complete BC?  Or do I wait till I get letters from him to tell me that?

Comment by buttercup on February 26, 2014 at 5:19pm

yes, his address will change but dont worry the letters that were sent before he left for RCU will eventually get to him.

sorry for his injury, as my daughter had to go through RCU for her injured leg. she tells me it was tough, probably the most challenging but with the support she made it through!

my thoughts and prayers are with you as he recovers

Comment by Navajosunshine39 on February 26, 2014 at 4:46pm

Hi. My son has recently been admitted to the RCU for bruised bone in his left knee, as well as fluid swelling around that knee.  He was supposed to graduate on 3/28/14, but he called me on Monday night to tell me he was in RCU and that I'd receive a letter explaining what he's there for.  Can anyone tell me if the address will change for him?  I think I'll get his letter today (Wednesday) if he mailed the RCU explanation letter on Monday afternoon.  I've still been sending to the address we were given before he went to RCU, so I'm hoping they find the way to him.  I'm worried, of course, but I'm faithful too that he'll finish BC once he's healed.

Comment by TopMom on November 15, 2013 at 2:31pm

Hi Emsmom. Thank you for the info that you gave us iys very helpful. I don't have fasebook page. I just come here to see if we can get any info. So if you can point me in the right direction on here it would be great. Thanks again. TopMom

Comment by Emsmom on November 14, 2013 at 6:02pm
Hi Topmom. My daugther is also in RCU. We recieved a box last week as well with a very short note that said there was a problem in their division and they had to mail home everything they were not permitted to have. Not sure why she shipped home her bible but it may have just been hectic and got put in by mistake. If you are on Facebook there is a support group for loved ones that have a recruit in FIT or RCU that has been very helpful for me. Just search for FIT/RCU Division SHip 4 and ask to join!

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