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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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Post Graduation - Personal Belongings??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chipmunk Feb 21, 2021. 2 Replies

My niece graduated this past week and we haven’t heard anything from her. When will she get her personal belongings back? The FAQ on the Navy website says they get their belongings back the day…Continue


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partyofseven replied to Kati's discussion 'Post graduation- personal belongings?' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good Morning Kati and welcome to our group, We are glad that you are here and Congratulations to your niece for becoming a Sailor!!! Whoo Hoo We have a Sailor in the house.  If you go to the Boot Camp for Moms group and scroll all the way down…"
Feb 21, 2021
Kati added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

Post graduation- personal belongings?

My niece was in Ship 6 Div 120 and graduated last week. We haven’t heard from her. Just wondering if anyone else knows a recent graduate and have you heard from them?
Feb 21, 2021
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kati's discussion 'Post Graduation - Personal Belongings??'
"Hi Kati - Please come on over to the boot camp group and ask your question there.  I left the link to the group in the welcome message on your page. It does seem odd that you haven't heard anything from her but things are a little strange…"
Feb 20, 2021
Kati posted a discussion

Post Graduation - Personal Belongings??

My niece graduated this past week and we haven’t heard anything from her. When will she get her personal belongings back? The FAQ on the Navy website says they get their belongings back the day before graduation and not hearing anything from her after she has graduated has me concerned.
Feb 20, 2021
Kati liked CarmenJS's blog post Bootcamp just ended!
Nov 29, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Kati
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Nov 28, 2020
Kati liked B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN's discussion Is your recruit leaving for Boot Camp during COVID?
Nov 28, 2020

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At 7:53am on February 21, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hi Kati, I posted a reply on your discussion. I think I replied to the one that you had posted in the BC Mom group. It looks like you might have asked it elsewhere as well. 

At 9:12am on November 30, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Kati - I saw you had liked CarmenJS' blog - BC ending. We are glad you have joined the Navy4Mom website. It is great that you are there to support your niece/nephew. 

B'sNukeMom gave you the link below (click on the blue letters that say boot camp moms) to our BC Mom group. That is our largest main group on this site. It is where we have a lot of information about BC and we help out those that are new to BC and answer your questions down in our comment area on that main group page. 

At 10:50pm on November 28, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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