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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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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I am an elected official with 3 children. My oldest son is an officer, currently in a training rotation in Florida.
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Haven't experienced it yet. Hope that I WILL be able to experience it someday. My son has a couple of physical issues that may hold him back. (Knee injury from football and shoulder injury from a crash in which he was hit by a drunk driver.)

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At 10:21pm on July 7, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). I suggest "Just My Friends" given your son's current training.

Given your loved one's current training, I also suggest change 4. It is best not to include ANYONE closely associated with him in your profile pic.

Consider removing pics of your loved one from your My Page given his current training. See change 5.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your loved one.

I also suggest changes 6 and 7.

(Read 800 and 900 Divisions for additional information to help you decide what changes to make.)

At 10:18pm on July 7, 2016, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, will have some important information for you.

At 4:09pm on October 8, 2015, Joe&NatesMom said…
Thanks's a shame more aren't active on this site...when I look on facebook, and read the comments, I just assumed there would be more activity on here...oh well.
I'm Kathy also! As you know, we had the Pope grace our lovely state recently. We are about 2 hours from Philly. Our Church had a lottery for the buses from our area. Alas, we didn't make the cut, but it was exciting watching on TV!
Are you officially a Navy Mom yet? I never thought any of my boys would join the Navy, but I am so glad they did. I kinda had them "Army Groomed", but they decided the Navy was best... I agree...So many changes to the Army, and since I know practically nothing about the Navy, when things happen, I don't get quite as upset. The 2 oldest were in the Army, and I was constantly getting upset with the New Army system.
Well...I am glad you reached out...we Catholics need to stick together in this rapidly changing country. Our Faith is what makes us real and whole as humans...
have a wonderful evening!!

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