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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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  • nikosmom ( CVN 70, Seaman )
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  • Scrappy1(Carol)
  • Donna (ship 12 div 101)
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A little about me:
I am the mother of three wonderful kids. I have two girls in High School and my son just completed his first year.

My husband of 11yrs comes from a military family. His father and two bothers are Ret. Air Force.

We are very proud of our son for joining the Navy. He is following in my fathers foot steps. As proud as we are, being away from our son is extremely difficult on me and his sisters.

My husband is a Lt. with our Fire Dept. for the last 25yrs. I am a stay at home mom and teach swim lessons w Infant Swimming Resource.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
As a mother, it has been very difficult not seeing my son for nearly one year. The most important thing that I've learned is "you need to let go" and take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are safe and learning skills that will last a life time.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:16pm on March 3, 2011, nikosmom ( CVN 70, Seaman ) said…
Terzo Piano is in the art institute on Michigan ave. you can walk up the bridge from Millenium park( worth seeing ). my son is the Chef at Terzo, the food is awesome, you will Love it. Kathy
At 9:37pm on February 21, 2011, Donna (ship 12 div 101) said…

Hi Michelle, I'm glad to hear they will be going to school together. We're counting the days too. My Husband and I will be going to the Meet & Greet, I'm not sure if my daughter's flight will arrive in time for it, but she will be at PIR. I just got the white scarves for her & I yesterday. That reminds me, I don't think I even mentioned the scarf to her yet. I probably should :)   She's a few years older than her brother and so proud of him. It's really nice to see that.  I'm looking forward to meeting you.


At 9:36pm on February 20, 2011, Truth4Kids said…


You can join another group called PIR Reference Information. Under the "dicussion" section, top regarding what to wear, expect and arrival time.

We are a family of 5, we are planning to arrive at the Training Centerclose to 7am. We will have a rental car and are anticipating lines and checkpoints...hope this helps.

My son is doing GREAT!  : ) At first, not used to the new schedule...but is now in the routine making friends with some really "good guys".  Not sure if we will make it to the meet and greet, but we'll try. Have you ordered a Proud Navy hoodie, yet?

All 5 of us have match Proud Navy....can't wait!  Thanks 



At 1:39am on February 20, 2011, TNNavymom1 said…
yes i received a letter today my daughter was in much better spirits so i think the rdc just made them write those to break them down...hope your sr is doing better also
At 10:34pm on February 19, 2011, Donna (ship 12 div 101) said…
From what I know so far PIR is in am. I've heard that we need to be there like 7:30 or  8:00 am.  We can't wait to see him. Southwest had some pretty good airfares and they don't charge for luggage.
At 9:05pm on February 17, 2011, Donna (ship 12 div 101) said…

Hi Michelle, welcome. Your right, so far there doesn't seem to be too many of us from Div 101.  My son's name is Russell. We're looking forward to going to Chicago for PIR. Will you be going? He will be going to Pensicola for A-School after Bootcamp.   Donna

At 7:51pm on February 15, 2011, deb7363 said…
Nice to hear from someone else with a son in this division! Hope your son is doing well, we are hoping for another phone call.
At 3:12pm on February 8, 2011, Scrappy1(Carol) said…
We are in Ocoee, when did your son leave?
At 2:32pm on February 8, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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