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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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Help, The Dvd from june 4 2010

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom Aug 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Hello, can anyone please give me the phone number to the person in charge of the dvd from bootcamp graduation on 06-04-2010. I was unable to make the graduation. but my son ordered the year book and…Continue

Anyone from Central California?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duston'sMom Apr 16, 2010. 1 Reply

Hi i am knew to N4M. and i am feeling all sorts of emotions. I would like to meet other mothers sis girlfriends wifes and anyone and everyone that i can who is going thru what i am going thru or…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a single mom of 2 boys and 1 girl. age 26,20, and 18.
I was introduced to this site by my son who is waiting to leave to BC in less than 55 days.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have known very little of the Navy, but have been getting information along with my son.
I know how much my son is looking forward to going,and how excited he is .
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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I was all into making plans to attend the graduation in Great Lakes and all of a sudden i came to a sudden stop

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 7:22am 14 Comments

Since the day my son left to BC on the 13, i was counting the days when i would see his new and improved look. i was all into making the arrangments for his graduation...when i got the letter telling me his grad. date.....i could not believe that the same day he will graduate from BC, My daughter will be graduating from High School. I could not believe what i was reading, both of the graduations are important. but i feel that my daughters high school graduation is where i should be. I just feel… Continue

my son has left and i am missing him like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:41am 3 Comments

Took my son to the recruiter on monday, he boarded on tuesday morning the plane to BC and last nite he called me with the short message "i arrived safe and expect the box in a few weeks" Even though the call was less than a minute, i got a chance to tell him i loved him and good luck. It was good hearing his voice.

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