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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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At 3:24pm on September 23, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Elizabeth - I think you might have a better chance of a response if you post your question in the nuke mom's group. We have mom's whose sailors are in various phases of the pipeline there.  Mine is in prototype.  I don't know if I can help you or not but you can message me if you like and I will try.

At 10:41pm on October 31, 2013, 8isenuff (ET & MM) said…

Yes, same here for her division, (040), had heard from son on 10/16. Maybe they were a push division?  Where they had to wait for enough SRs to fill it?  Just guessing... Dying for that real phone call and letters, though... I've written several letters to them already.

At 10:39pm on October 31, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join PIR 12/13/2013 TG 05- 8 Divisions (037-042, 905 and 906) to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. 

At 9:57pm on October 31, 2013, 8isenuff (ET & MM) said…

Hi there, no worries, :-)  And I am just learning some of the lingo, myself. :-)  NF stands for Nuclear Field (I think, anyway), and DD is for Darling Daughter.  DS is Darling Son. My son is on Ship 13, Division 038.  They are not twins, just best friends.  He is older than she.  Still have not had a personal letter or phone call.  :-(  How about you?

At 10:45pm on October 26, 2013, 8isenuff (ET & MM) said…

Hello, I am new to this site, and just found your comment.  I have two SRs, a son and a daughter, both in the NF.  They both shipped on October 16th as well, so they are at RTC together.  His division is 038,  with a PRI of 13Dec13.  Don't know anything about DD as of yet.

At 11:25pm on October 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms and you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 11:24pm on October 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Once he is sworn in at MEPS before shipping to the RTC, you can change Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

At 11:23pm on October 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC, and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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