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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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A little about me:
I'm a mother of four grown children, including Jacoby, my youngest son who is leaving for the Navy on April 2, 2013. I am excited for him and sad at the same time...:( It will be in his best interest to serve and I'm very proud of him. I'm having a hard time letting go of my "baby". I thought I could get some advice and help on this site...and eventually be able to help someone else after I go through it myself!
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At 1:53pm on April 26, 2013, Noelle Blues Mom said…

THAT is great!!! I got some letters from my SR yesterday too!!!

At 6:05pm on April 17, 2013, Jana said…

Happy to be your friend

At 4:58pm on April 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, I would like to invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones).  There will be a lot of good info for you there.  Your Username appears to contain your last name and if it does, you will want to make at least the first TWO changes at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile)Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and/or at

At 11:23pm on April 6, 2013, jody said…

Im sorry I didnt see this earlier.... thank you for the request

At 11:33am on March 26, 2013, BPATT'sMom205 said…

My son leaves from Boise on April 2nd ---a week from today! The tears started a major way... yesterday when I realized our last evening would be with him next Monday! And I really haven't stopped being weepy... he too is my "baby" and only son.  So glad I have all of you to help me out!! :-)  kp

At 1:17pm on March 23, 2013, NavyMom2013 said…

Hello!  My son is leaving on Easter from another state: staying with grandma to help her out.  I won't see him till graduation.  I understand there are Meet and Greets on Thursday night before.  We should meet at one of those.  Will your "baby" end up in Pensacola, too?  My son will fuel airplanes on aircraft carriers.  It is a job he can do after the Navy.  He is so excited!


At 11:59am on March 23, 2013, NavyMom2013 said…

My son is leaving on Sunday, April 1st.  I also am dealing with empty nest syndrome.  Hopefully they will meet each other.  Once they are there, we can try to get them to connect to say "hi." 


At 11:27pm on March 9, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

You are so welcome...just send me a request to and I will get them right back to you...:)

At 11:12pm on March 8, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

I will be here if you have any questions..:) Just send me an email and I will get the cards back to you soon...:) 

At 2:49pm on March 8, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)

If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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