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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Amber replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I haven't received anything yet either. I did get a phone call from my daughter on Tuesday because She needed additional references for her security clearance... It was a short call, but it was so wonderful to hear her voice!"
May 3, 2019
Amber replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"Nora, did she tell you her PIR date? My daughter left on the 16th also, flight was cancelled and rescheduled for the 17th so she didn't get to bc until the 18th. She said they were in holding for about 4 days so she hadn't even done her…"
Apr 29, 2019
Michelle liked Amber's discussion First call
Apr 28, 2019
halfdozenmom replied to Amber's discussion 'First call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son called. He sounded good. We had 2 minutes with him. I let my daughter talk to him too. The calls are so unexpected I can’t even think straight to ask questions."
Apr 28, 2019
Momof4 replied to Amber's discussion 'First call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Akgal- When did your son arrive at BC? Mine arrived on 4/18, so I’m wondering if they’re in the same TG. If I count Fridays, his PIR should be 6/14 unless he’s held back.  I’m curious why they were able to call so…"
Apr 28, 2019
sunflower replied to Amber's discussion 'First call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I'm sure that was very tough to hear. You can always write your side of a heart-to-heart in a letter for her. I know that it's not the same. but sometimes it can help. Just stay positive for her. Sometimes the kids that say means things…"
Apr 28, 2019
Momof4 replied to Amber's discussion 'First call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I meant to say must have. "
Apr 28, 2019
Momof4 replied to Amber's discussion 'First call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Oh Amber, that mustn’t have been a difficult call for you. I’m sure the moms that have through this can give advice. Mine left on the 18th, so I’m still in the very beginning phase. Hugs! Hopefully she’ll get the support she…"
Apr 28, 2019
Amber added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

First call

I got an unexpected call from my daughter today. It was the first time I've talked to her since she left home on the 16th. She's having a difficult time... Very homesick. But she did mention that one shipmate told her "I'm going to make your life a living hell." I wish I could just give my daughter a big, comforting hug and have one of our heart-to-heart talks. I miss her terribly.
Apr 28, 2019
Amber replied to halfdozenmom's discussion 'PIR June 14, 2019'
"I think my daughter will have that PIR as well. She arrived at BC on the 18th. Haven't received my form letter yet."
Apr 28, 2019
Amber liked YC911#15's discussion Son arrived at GL 8Apr2019
Apr 25, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Amber
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Apr 24, 2019

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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting.

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At 10:21pm on May 10, 2019, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 10:27pm on April 24, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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