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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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My son just joined, he is in bootcamp. I have 5kids and5 grand kids. I work for lowes. Love to craft and garden
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Haveing alot trouble trying to talk to someone

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 7:21pm 4 Comments

My son is on the uss keasarge he is ABH BOATSWAINS MATE AIRMAN APPRENTICE E-2 I would like to talk to anyone especially other keasarge family so


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How can I talk to other moms I can't figure this thing outw

I really don't know how this works, how do I talk to other moms

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 11:38pm 5 Comments

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At 11:56pm on July 15, 2016, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM.

At 6:57pm on October 31, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join Amphibious (Gator Navy), families with a sailor at Little Creek Viginia, Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 7:28pm on October 24, 2013, Proudmom said…
Hello Patti. I'm sorry I lost ur #. My daughter and I r staying at the hampton inn. The rate isgreat. Call me so maybe we can make plans. If u r staying at a different hotel maybe we can pick u up so u don't have to take a cab to the base. I hope u get this message. Again I'm sorry, I wasn't being rude, I just lost ur # . Call me. Ginny
At 7:41am on October 10, 2013, Patti said…

Hi Ginny, yes it's Patti.  I did receive your message with your phone number, thank you.   I would like to talk on the phone,  would tonight be a good time for you?   I believe I told you I am flying alone from Boston to Norfolk airport on the 4th, arrive @ 5 p.m.   I was going to take a taxi to a motel and again in the morning to the base.  That's great you were able to get a cheap rate.  I've been searching motels close to the Norfolk base.  Look forward to talking with you......Patti

At 12:20am on October 10, 2013, Proudmom said…
I guess so. How r u and ur sailor,?
At 12:14am on October 10, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Some groups go through phases where they are active and other times they are not as active.

At 9:49pm on October 9, 2013, Proudmom said…
Patti. I'm having trouble finding u, if u read this, yes I am staying at a hotel the nite before the cruise. As soon as I find u or u respond to this message, I will give u my info so maybe we can meet up and go together. I will keep trying to find u. We should exchange phone #s so we can actually talk. I hope u get this message. (Ginny, proudmom)
At 10:04pm on September 21, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Mine is doing well--out to sea right now. You may also want to join USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and/or Amphibious (Gator Navy),

At 3:28pm on August 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You could check out New Jersey Moms. That group is more active than the New York groups.

At 11:20am on March 19, 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.

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