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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Joelle415 (Ship 14 Div 175)
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My box came

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 12:47pm 4 Comments

Today was a rough day but I got my box. As soon as Fed Ex came I started bawling. She must get that a lot, the delivery lady was so nice, unless she thought I was a crazy lady that cried at deliveries. His phone came home with it despite him being told he could keep it! No hidden letters just his handwritten name on the box. I miss him so much.

Adding friends

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:49pm 6 Comments

So I'm not the most technically inclined... Who and how should I be adding as friends. My son arrived March 11th, as I wrote and I find myself loving this site but wanting to meet other moms in the same pun intended. Do I have to wait to get the letter and I know where he is or are there other suggestions. I'm craving and loving the advice and support so far and just want to get the most from this site. I haven't cried once today but I'm still going crazy not knowing anything! My from… Continue

Got the call!

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 8:06am 6 Comments

He called at 11:50pm saying he's there and I'll get my box... Etc! I've said he had two minutes to talk but in one he abruptly said... "I gotta go". I'm so relieved it didn't come in the middle of the night. I was so afraid I wouldn't wake up! Boot camp has begun! I keep looking at the clock thinking, wow he's been up for almost 4 hours.... I am excited and nervous for him. I'm going to try not to cry today...

My son left today

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:57pm 7 Comments

I am so lost. My son left today and I don't know what to do, how to stay connected and can't stop crying. Please help! He's at Chicago airport now waiting for the shuttle.

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At 3:08pm on April 12, 2013, smith said…

So sorry for your son's desperation from navy.My son to is in ship 5 to be separated.All I know 3 weeks ago he said he was being separated from navy,he did not say why so I have no idea why or when he is coming home.was hoping you could give me some on-site as to how your son got home,via plane,or bus and if he called to let you know info when he was head-on home.not knowing anything from my son and just waiting for some kind of info is frustrating.any help with info would help.

At 12:18am on March 23, 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 10:11pm on March 18, 2013, Jamie's mom( Nuke ET 1402-4) said…

Hello! I"m also a mom of a ship 14/Div 175 son! Nice to 'meet' you here. I'm going to bed now, but will check in after work (school sub) tomorrow afternoon. My son is James (Jamie to us) and is our 4th son...this is exactly what he needs- to be away from us and his older brothers and to grow into the man he's meant to be. He's always been the 'little' brother and hasn't appreciated that in the last few years. Now we'll all be so proud of him and his older bros will look 'up' to him I believe. God Bless and watch over them all!


At 8:14pm on March 11, 2013, DebNicole SHIP14 DIV180 said…

My daughter left today as well.  I know exactly what your going thru.  I also have had my moments.  I was looking at the navy for moms and I had found a comment that seemed to help somewhat.  It was to light a blue candle every tuesday to let him know that you are thinking of him.  Of course,  I didn't have any blue candles and just got home from purchasing them.  My plan is to light them ( I bought one for everyone to lite) everyday this week and then every Tuesday from then on.  I don't know why but it seems to help right now.  Atleast for the time being.  Another thing is I'm trying to keep busy. 


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