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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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At 2:23am on November 25, 2010, Cathi said…
At 7:35am on October 1, 2010, Kelly80 said…
Oh!!! Yay!!!! Thank you!!!! No planning required!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
At 10:28am on September 25, 2010, javajo50 (MM Power School 1103) said…
Some awesome pics of your son holding the flag! It sure was an impressive ceremony wasn't it??
At 11:19pm on September 7, 2010, Cathi said…
At 12:17pm on September 3, 2010, Anita(Cory/GL EM) said…
Hotflashes, we are also staying at the Ramada. We are going to try and make the m&g, depends on traffic though, our flight gets into O'hare at 5:07. Cory shipped out on Thurs. the 21st of July. He was supposed to ship on the 19th, but when we got to MEPS, they said his physical had expired by a few days, so he had to go thru medical all over again. He was so mad, but I gotta say, I was happy to have him for a couple more days! LOL! He stayed at mainsail on the 18th, but because of there mess up, his recruiter gave me permission to take him up myself on the 21st. So we went the night before and stayed at the La quinta Inn, which was closer to MEPS. On the 19th MEPS was packed! A lot of parents, and a lot of recruits shipping out. On the 21st, there was not near as many. I can not wait till PIR!! I am so excited! Are you going to the dinner? I am definitely going to that, and hopefully will make the m&g. My hubby is staying home with my 10 year old and his mother. His mom is going thru a rough time, so he does not want to leave her. So, I am going with my sister and my mom. My ex mother-in-law is also meeting us there. I look forward to meeting you! I hope the weather is a little cooler there!
At 11:04am on August 26, 2010, Cathi said…
Your very welcome.
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At 4:12pm on August 17, 2010, Pritter(ship3 div 313) said…
LOL love the name!

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