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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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 12:39pm on September 29, 2013, brendaboo said…
Oh I lived in Elk Grove on elk grove florin road. When there was nothing out there. We lived in a trailer with 5 horses. I loved it there. My boy who's on the Nimitz was born there
At 2:48pm on January 29, 2013, Red Rover said…

jagcrazy- sooo sorry for your loss.  My father in law is 92 and my son and I talked about what ifs and decided it best to wait until after PIR, So far so good. but I admire your decision to wait, It will be hard but will be for the best in the end. Can't wait till 3-15, hugs till we all get to meet. 

At 6:28am on January 26, 2013, Christi/Zach's mom said…

Hi moms, my son also left on the 22nd out of DFW.  I got his box today and am now anxiously waiting for his letter.   Even though this isn't my first time to send one to boot camp (Oldest went Army), it is still really difficult to walk past the empty bedroom.  Thanks for all the encouraging words.

At 3:00pm on January 21, 2013, Laxer1031mom (ship12Div119) said…
Me too I have to have my son at his recruiters at 3 then we are following them to the hotel and taking him to dinner then meps in the am and seeing him off to bootcamp I'm am so proud of him and happy but at the same time very sad and will miss him deeply he is my oldest but that does not change how I feel and how much I will miss him good luck and let me know how you made out :)
At 4:40pm on January 11, 2013, Laxer1031mom (ship12Div119) said…
Nice to hear from a mom that there son will be there the same day.josiah is the rate en and will be leaving the 22nd from york,Pennsylvania he will be at meps on the 21st as well we are staying the night with him and taking him to dinner then the swearing in the next morning hoping I am ready for this how are you doing?
At 8:53pm on January 10, 2013, DaltonsMom (Ship 13 Div 127) said…
Josiah's mom 20130122 is also haas a son leaving that day...
At 5:49pm on January 6, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

I have been sending cards back to your requests...Have you checked in your spam folder...maybe they went there...??...Let me know if you still didn't get them, I will figure something out....if I have to I will just copy the numbers and send them that

At 1:52pm on January 6, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Jag...send me a request to and I will get them right back to you...:) k

At 4:38pm on January 2, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I hope that it all works out for you and your future Sailor.  It is possible that he could be in a Push division and only be at the RTC 7 1/2 weeks since he is arriving at the beginning of the week, so you may be fine.  Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC, as you prepare for him to leave. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:27pm on December 31, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. You will not know your future Sailor's PIR date for certain until you get the form letter about 2 weeks after he arrives.  To guestimate his PIR date, count 9 Fridays after he arrives to get the most likely date, March 22, but know that it could be the week before, March 15, if he is one of the last to fill a division from the previous week, which is possible for him since he will be arriving on a Tuesday, or the week after, March 29, which is less likely to happen for him than if he were arriving later in the week. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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