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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 7:05pm on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Yes, using a laptop or computer is easier to make changes on. If using your phone, it is easier to make changes in the desktop view rather than in the mobile format.

At 4:42pm on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

He'll have these stripes:

At 4:40pm on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Thank you for your kind words.

At 4:28pm on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make at least change 3.

At 4:07pm on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Yes, now that he is a Sailor, he is able to use the rate (E-2, Airman Apprentice or AA) associated with his contract and rating (AG). See E-1, E-2, or E-3? How did that happen? for more on that.

At 10:53pm on January 27, 2015, momma02 said…
Hello lemonelephant: Thank you for the information!
At 9:17pm on January 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to ANYONE with access to the web. 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 your recruit.

At 9:16pm on January 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

E-2 in the contract means that your recruit is getting paid more than some at the RTC and he will have stripes on his uniform at PIR. See E-1, E-2, or E-3? How did that happen?.

At 9:11pm on January 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit has a contract for Aviation Aerographer's Mate (AG), join Aerographers Mate- AG - Moms and A SCHOOL, BILOXI, MS and check out Airman Family and Friends. There is also a small group, Aerographer Mate Biloxi. You can also check out the Keesler Air Force Base Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for AG can be found at Your then Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 11:18am on January 26, 2015, kimsardhd said…

My daughter is in div 913. We are driving (Ugh) up there since there are 5 of us going. Leaving on Wed. after work, so I don't think we will be going to the meet and greet. We will need sleep to get up early to be in line at 6:30 to get in the gates.


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