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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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A little about me:
Married for long time now :)Twin boys in their first year of college.
Daughter just commissioned in May 2012 - designated SWO-Nuke.
2 dogs, live in Western NY where it snows 7 out of 12 mos. a year.
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At 10:19am on February 18, 2016, So proud Sal said…

Hi Paulette,

I am looking for advise on graduation and commissioning announcements.  My son graduates on April 30th, and gets commissioned an hour later.  Is there protocol for the announcements/ invitations to the ceremony?  Are they done separately?  Is there some kind of standard issue from the Navy for such a thing?

Thank you,


At 7:21pm on June 26, 2014, dbs55 said…


My name is Diane (dbs55). I live in Media PA about 10-15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. I talked to Ryan last night and he passed the Math test, not as high as he wanted but I told him just keep working on getting the GPA higher. He talked to his advisor and found out how to get help, he is having trouble with the homework and is now doing better. How did your daughter like her sea tour? I mentioned her to Ryan and he wanted to know her name - he may know her


At 8:14pm on September 15, 2012, violet said…

I hope so Paulette. Her father and I pray for her everyday. She really wanted to be in the Navy so badly. She thought it was her life's calling (?) I just hope she makes it out the other side okay. I think it has already changed her, but not for the better. Violet


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