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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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NavyMomofJM's Blog (8)

USS Bonhomme Richard LHD 6

I would like to put a prayer on this wall for all of the Sailors and Civilians fighting the fire on USS Bonhomme Richard...Please God protect those who are fighting the fire onboard and around the USS Bonhomme Richard. Also please be with the Sailors and families at this time as the face uncertain times ahead. Amen. 

Added by NavyMomofJM on July 13, 2020 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

A School Graduation and on to the next adventure

Good Morning All, 

It has been a crazy few months, with my son and his navy career. After a couple of setbacks, he graduated from A School today and heads out to his new adventure. I am so proud of him, he never let the setbacks get him down. He did get frustrated here and there but that was to be expected especially when no one was telling him…


Added by NavyMomofJM on March 6, 2020 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

After rough couple of months...and the waiting

Hello all hope you all are having a wonderful day. Hope everyone's SR and or Sailor is doing great. 

We heard from son this week and he got Culinary Specialist for his new rate, and soon he will headed out for this new adventure. It has been a rough couple of months with great disappointments but also with great attitude from my son with the set back in his Navy career. I am so proud of him and how he has handle this…


Added by NavyMomofJM on January 29, 2020 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

Boots in House for Christmas

Hello All, 

It has been amazing to have our sailor home for Christmas. Though I would catch myself being sad here and there because I kept thinking to myself. This may be our last Christmas together for awhile. As most of your know, my husband and I were in the Navy. So, we do get it but it just hit me that after tomorrow. When he goes back to A school that we will not know the next time we will see him, but that is…


Added by NavyMomofJM on December 30, 2019 at 4:06pm — No Comments

It has been a great day

Hello, it has been a great day. My son got to come home for Christmas and we were able to pull off a surprise for both his brother and sister. It was so great to see how happy they were to see their brother home. It just so great to have him in our house. 

Hope everyone , has a wonderful Christmas. 

Added by NavyMomofJM on December 21, 2019 at 12:45am — 5 Comments

It has been a really rough two weeks

My son facebook messaged us to tell us that he was being rerated as he had failed his test again. All he wanted to be was a corpsman. He was getting really good grades on the labs but it was the test. This was something that I was worried about when he said he wanted to be a corpsman because I was worried that the test would trip him up.  My son, has never been a very good test taker. He over complicates them is the best way to put it. 

One of his instructors said that they learn two…


Added by NavyMomofJM on November 25, 2019 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Been a while since I posted-we are now in Week 5 of BC

 We are in Week 5 right now of boot camp. I haven't really posted in the blogs since my first one after he left for bootcamp.  So it has been a few those weeks, we have received our first letters, which were hard because he was struggling and he was so tired and homesick. To the first phone call, where we were able to talk to him for 20 whole minutes. He sounded so good..."Hi Ma'am its me James" brought tears to my eyes. He sounded so grown up and all I could picture is my…


Added by NavyMomofJM on September 18, 2019 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

My Son Shipped on Tuesday...and we are now into the 2nd Day of him being gone.

Good Morning All, 

It has been a whirl wind the last few days. With my son shipping out on tuesday and then trying to come back to our "normal" lives without him. We are all trying to keep busy, which with two other children is not hard. My daughter starts her senior year this year and that is craziness is a nutshell.  My middle son (it is the oldest who join the navy) is getting ready to start college at the local junior college and then there is the normal business of…


Added by NavyMomofJM on August 15, 2019 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

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