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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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A little about me:
I am 56 yrs old my son is going in to the Navy in march for BC He is 32 years old. I am somewhat concerned but excited for him. I am married to my son's father and we have 4 dogs. I also have a daughter and 1 grandson with another on the way
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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let him take care of his business

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need help

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 9:35pm 1 Comment

I can't figure out how to replay to anyone on this site. I see where people respond to my posts but then I can't figure out how to writ back. Need help.

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At 10:19pm on April 4, 2010, Barrett's mom said…
hello, we got a phone call also very short. Luckily his wife was here when he called.
She said he sounded good. He said to keep writing, so we are! I'm glad you got a call.
Hopefully the next one will be longer.
At 9:15pm on April 3, 2010, Barrett's mom said…
I have not gotten a letter yet. I was also hoping for an Easter phone call. I am glad that you received a letter. I am hoping to get one soon. It's hard to hear that he was having
a tough time. Even though we expect it to be hard. Thanks for answering me.:)
At 6:55pm on April 2, 2010, Barrett's mom said…
My son is also on ship 12 Div. 184. I was wondering if you have received any mail from
your recruit?
At 6:32pm on April 2, 2010, Michaelsmom said…
Hi old mom. My son is also on ship 12 div 184 and I miss him so much. I just accepted your friend request and it will be nice to talk to you.
At 5:13pm on March 30, 2010, Lauralgh said…
My Son is on ship 12 div184, the first couple of weeks are the hardest, but they will make it through. My Daughter is on her 7th week and gave her brother a heads up before he went. The first letters will come about week 4 and the first phone call at week 5 or 6 for about 15-20 minutes. Waiting for this, is really hard on family but, the time goes by really fast. Hang in there guys.
At 9:59pm on March 29, 2010, mvpmom said…
Hello old Mom. My Son is in Div 184 and the wisdom teeth done at BC stinks. I'm now worried about him. I miss him but wasnt worried until now. The method sounds well just not how I pictured it. I look forward to meeting you at graduation. My Sailor is 20 and i think having a 32 year old in the group will be great!
At 10:02am on February 17, 2010, old mom said…
My son is divorced about 1 year ago. He joined the Navy to try to get his life together. He is looking forward to it, but I think is starting to get alittle nervous. Understandably. thanks for the response. I really enjoyed looking over this web site it already has been a huge help for me. I will look into some of the other sites sent. thanks

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