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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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I got the letter today! Doin' the happy dance!

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 5:53pm 5 Comments

My son left Oct 1st for GL. Its been a long, tearful week. I have been a basket case. Now today, I am actually smiling and so happy, relieved and feeling soooo much better! I got the form letter, with his handwriting filling in the blanks! I could have kissed it! Now I know his address, his ship and his graduation date!

Who would have thought a form letter could make me so happy?! LOL

His graduation date is Nov. 27th! The day after his sisters birthday and the day before…


He was he's not

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 3:17pm 4 Comments

We had 3 months before he was scheduled to leave for boot camp. I planned on making the most of the time, every precious day. I took him and his sister to a Jimmy Buffett concert. We went to a cubs baseball game. Lots of family dinners and one on one time together. Making good memories. In spite of all that... its incredibly hard. The time flew by!

Today I woke up wondering how he was doing. I went to bed hoping he was ok. Such a short all know what I mean. I am familiar…


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At 1:18am on November 3, 2013, bball4ever said…

Hi,  Thanks so much for your understanding words.  I have been in a fog since he left.  I am getting better.  I did get a 5 minute call from him today and it was wonderful.  He sounded so good, I couldn't believe it.  He didn't sound down or anything.  He said he was eating really good, a little tired etc, all the things you would expect.  Just hearing his voice was wonderful, I had the feeling come over me, it was like wow!!  So looking forward to Thanksgiving.  I tried to tell his little brother about it, but he wouldn't listen to it.  He is angry with him for joining, but for the most part, he just misses him.  When my SR decided he was going to enlist he started really focusing on spending time with his little brother who is 13.  They had the typical relationship, but over the waiting months, they really formed a strong bond, they were together all the time. Then bam, he was gone.  He will get through it and we will help each other every step of the way.  This group has been a life saver for me!!  Thanks and hope to talk to you soon.

At 9:40pm on October 12, 2013, thorgirl17 said…

Hugs your way as well. Next time we will get em!!

At 3:31pm on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 3:30pm on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You may want to make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile).

At 3:28pm on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome. I am glad to help. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:23am on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."  Join the group, Leavin' for bootcamp in October, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together.

You may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and PIR Reference Information. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and/or at and join the group for that once it has been created. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening, but you will also want to check out the other Pages in all of the groups.

At 9:59pm on October 2, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping care packages, go to Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Our October adoption was announced yesterday on the Molly's page in the "Discussion Forum."

Thanks for joining us! Pat


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