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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 7:21am on July 31, 2013, Jackie said…
hey!how are you? i feel horrible. My daughter called me last Sunday and was so homesick! she said she had shin spliits and afraid to tell them. at time i was unsure what to say to her. so i wrote and told her to go to medical if not better. she needs them wrapped or they will get worse. now i am worried. just like moms do.:( how is your son?did u talk to him last weekend ?
At 9:01pm on July 28, 2013, Jackie said…
hey!how are you? i am okay. got a call today from my daughter. she sounded so upset she is so homesick. i wish there was something. i could do to help besides send pics and letters. how is your son?
At 7:41pm on July 16, 2013, Jackie said…
Hey! How do we know if they lrave sat or friday for a school?
At 9:26pm on July 11, 2013, Jackie said…
yes we r going to graduation wouldnt miss it for nothing. maybe if your sons is same date we can meet. britt is a cs. (culinary specialist)what would your son be?
At 7:04pm on July 11, 2013, Jackie said…
nancytysmom ,when is your son graduating?britt. graduating aug30
At 10:39pm on July 10, 2013, Jackie said…
sorry to ask u this but i cant figure out how to invite friends. do u go to friends block?
At 5:02pm on July 5, 2013, Jackie said…
Where is your son going to a school at?
At 4:46pm on July 5, 2013, Jackie said…
Hey. we r at hocking hills . trying to get mind off of britt. its not working. i keep thinking maybe she hasnt got sleep yet i wonder how the food is. and if she is making it.okay. moms. dont we worry to much sometimes? no i dont think so. lol hope u r holding up good. my service isnt good here.
At 10:36pm on July 3, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones); I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Given your SR's contracted rating based on the group you have joined, be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) beginning with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile); you may want to make change 3 at the bottom. Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted". What is your SR's rating going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:37am on July 2, 2013, Jackie said…
so i dropped her off at office. we r leaving soon for columbus to have dinner with her. i am so sad but proud at same time. my heart is broken. i will miss her. but i know she is growing as a peraon and the navy will help her. i hope your sons sunburn clears up fast. how is it?

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