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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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A little about me:
I am a 43 year old teacher. I am feeling a little nervous about how boot camp is going to be for my son.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 9:39pm on June 26, 2013, JoeR's Mom (Ship 04 Div 283) said…

Hi just checking on you, keeping you and your son in my prayers, stay strong.

At 10:29pm on June 24, 2013, Sandy H said…

Thank you for adding me as a friend, I will send you a message with my phone number call me if you need to talk. My son has been in the Navy for 8 1/2 years. He has also done some dumb things, but, we get through it together. Just know you and your son are not alone!

hugs, Sandy H.

At 9:13pm on June 22, 2013, JoeR's Mom (Ship 04 Div 283) said…

Chantily just wanted to let you know my prayers are with you and your son, stay strong and have faith. this too shall pass, it will work out in the end. take care

At 7:22pm on June 21, 2013, Lynn (Ship 14/DIV 294) said…

I'm right there with you Chantily.  I, too, am a fourth grade teacher here in Oregon.  School got out for me on the 5th and Luke left June 11th.  I'm having way too much time on my hands.  It doesn't help that he's my youngest, so I'm also going through empty nest!  I think it will be easier once I hear from him.

At 1:12pm on June 20, 2013, Skeeter4A5 ( Ship 02 Div 936 ) said…

At least on of the pics is division 936.

At 10:48pm on June 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You will have to ask your Sailor for his flight itinerary. He could fly out of any of the three airports. Send him an index card about a week or so before PIR so he can write the info down for you. There is more on that in PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend, I tried to reply to you in BCM, but Phil's post is slowing things down so that I couldn't; I sure hope Colleen gets rid of him.

At 6:24pm on June 16, 2013, Beachmom (Ship 13, Div 281) said…

We are flying into O'Hare on Thursday.  

At 9:19pm on June 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. When did or will your future Sailor ship to the RTC? Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 4:52pm on March 10, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.
At 8:26pm on February 18, 2013, Kajmam said…
You can call me or we can have coffee to help your is not bad....but hey i was in same boat, my son is in Pendleton now and gets out in march!

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