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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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My Son leaves for Boot Camp in 2 wks

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:36pm 3 Comments

My son Chase leaves for Bootcamp on October 25th 2012 and I was wondering if anybody else's child leaves on that day.  He was scheduled to leave on October 30th 2012 but was moved up.  As the days get closer it becomes harder to know that soon I wont be able to see him for awhile.  I am so proud of his decision to join the Navy but can't help feeling that I don't want to let him go.

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At 10:09am on November 8, 2012, FeatheredNest said…

Hi Deanna!  I haven't received the PIR letter have you?  Do you know the Ship # and Div #?

At 1:44am on November 8, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, PIR 12/28/2012 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.

At 11:23pm on October 10, 2012, RanesMom(Ship02Div905) said…

I'm not sure.  Pensacola would be so awesome for us, we only live an hour away.

At 10:36pm on October 10, 2012, RanesMom(Ship02Div905) said…

Hey, Deanna - I've been here on N4Ms only a couple weeks and I know more than my SR.  We should keep in touch in case our sons happen to become friends :))))  Sounds like they are shipping out the same day! blessings, RanesMom-Robin


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