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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 1:34pm on October 17, 2023, Marshannon said…

Hi thank you

At 11:15am on July 24, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Hi again! Thanks for getting back to me. I did do a little digging yesterday online and I know my son definitely gave me the wrong class number. The one he provided graduated on July 7th and I know that didn't happen! So yeah, maybe he is in 2304-2. That would make the most sense based on his starting date of May 17. I saw a comment though that he could have started Power School prep on that date and not graduate until December. I don't think that makes sense though because as far as I know he wasn't struggling at any point and never had extra study hours. Wouldn't it just be easier if the kid would respond to a text or pick up the phone when I called! I know they are all young men finding their independence for the first time, but there needs to be a balance with staying connected to their family. I think you are smart in booking everything with options to change or cancel up to the last minute. We may have to do the same. Thanks again for being there for me. Appreciate you!

At 2:56pm on July 23, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Hi! I wanted to check in with you again and say hello and also ask you for some info that you may know. My son is in another streak communication silence for the past few months. Ugh! This boy drives me crazy! Anyways, when Power School started he gave me a class number 2302-2 and now I'm questioning if that is correct. I'm trying to track down the graduation date and am being told that that number already graduated. I know this isn't possible for him, so he must have provided the wrong number. Any chance you have any info to share. I've seen online that there is an invitation is sent for the Power School graduations, so I'm hoping that arrives in the mail soon. Making plans for the family to fly all the way from Maui is not a simple thing to do. Any help you can provide would be so appreciated. Hope all is well with you and your sailor and that you are enjoying your summer.

At 4:23pm on April 25, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

I'm going to try and hold off as long as I can. I'm sure he isn't purposefully ignoring all of us, but it'd still be nice to get some sort of communication happening. Miss that kid!

At 3:01pm on April 25, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Glad you got to go on vacation. Hope you had a relaxing time! Thanks for the update on your sailor. Gives me a little hope. I have sent a few cards and letters. My other kids tell me I should stop bothering him as he's probably annoyed that I call and text every day. I'm on day 3 of my hiatus... don't know if I'll last but I'm trying. Not hopeful it will make a difference, but figured I'd listen to his sisters and see if I have any luck. Thanks for keeping in touch with me!

At 12:40pm on April 19, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Checking in to hear the latest vicariously from T-track! After talking to my son in February, I've only since received one text. He wrote that he was busy standing watches 12 hours, cleaning 8 hours and barely sleeping for 4. It was his birthday last weekend, and he didn't respond to any of the family phone calls or texts. I know I shouldn't worry about him, but I do. How can he not have one minute to send a text? Ugh! This kid is going to put me in my grave! Thanks for listening...

At 5:17pm on March 21, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Thanks for the update! Glad you finally heard from your boy. When will they learn that moms need to hear from their boys. I did watch the ceremony on youtube last week and also saw the still photos posted today. Nice to have proof of life! Thanks for the info on T-track too... good to know about the start date of Power School. Wonder if they'll all be on that same schedule. Maybe I'll find out if I ever hear from my son. Thanks again for the quick response. Appreciate it!

At 4:53pm on March 21, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Hi again! Wanted to check in and see if you've spoken to your son since graduation. I can't seem to get my son to answer my texts or phone calls. I know he had 72 hours of liberty so I'm sure he didn't want to spend his first amount of free time talking to his mom! Anyways, do you have any insight on what their schedules are like during T-track? I keep trying to figure out what he's up to and what he's spending his time doing. Anyways, let me know if you have any insight. Would love to hear something!

At 12:20pm on March 7, 2023, Q’s Momma said…

Thanks for checking in. I’m doing well. I finally did get to talk to my son for about an hour last month as he remembered and called me on my birthday! Best present ever. I’m hoping that once he’s on T-track I’ll hear from him more often. Wish I could pop over for graduation next week, but going to wait and try to attend the power school one. My youngest daughter is home for spring break this week so we are enjoying time with her. Nice to hear from you!

At 10:29am on March 2, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Yes, we can still be friends!


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