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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 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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At 12:30am on December 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to ANYONE with access to the web. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 2:23pm on April 13, 2013, Laura said…

Try to text your son and ask a good time to call...this worked with mine. ( He finished A School and is waiting to go to proto type.) My son said they get texts more easily than phone calls and then he can get uniform on and step out side and call you.  Also, a great time to reach mine during the week was 430 before he ate an early dinner.  Also Sat. am, sometimes they study on Sunday.  It gets better.  Laura 

At 8:42pm on February 5, 2013, quicksand said…

Justin seems to be doing very good.  I talked to him yesterday afternoon for a little over an hour.  He is loving the weather , and he mentioned that he needed to go and buy a bike to get around.    I guess that Tim is 2 floors below him but they go down to hang out together ! 

  I have been trying to stay busy, to keep from getting down.  When he calls I smile and everyone that I am around knows who is on the phone !

   How is Tim adjusting ?  I heard that the room he got was visited by a cotton mouth snake last summer.....YIKES.  I will be doing a lot of praying for all of our boys.  If you are on facebook please friend request me Jamie Holmes Imkamp .   I would also like to meet more moms with boys that are with ours !   I am not good at this site yet, so if you know some of the moms maybe we could get in touch ? 

At 6:00pm on January 28, 2013, Queenjailyle said…

Sorry it has taken me so long to get in touch with you. I have some stuff going on with kids still at home and have been crazy busy.  If you have some additional questions, concerns or worries feel free to contact me. I'll do better at getting back.  Are part of the Nuke moms fb page?  If you are at all interested let me know.  You have to be invited to join but the information is amazing and the other Moms are truly wonderful.


At 4:50pm on December 15, 2012, SR'smomShip12Div079 said…

Hi, thanks for reaching out.  I'm doing okay - trying to stay focused on the positive aspects of the journey.  Hope you are doing well.  Wish I'd known about this website prior to my son's departure but nonetheless, happy it's here and find it helpful.  Going online shortly to research flights.  Are you flying out of Bradley?


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