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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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Jennie C's Blog (14)

Please help!

I am wondering, I am part of the navy prayer web site on Face book.. I have this lady that messages me about wanting to send my sailor a care package. Nice gesture but I am Erie about it.. Since I have joined navy moms and was told up front not to mention my sailors name or where he will be going, how do I trust this person is for real.. I do appreciate her wanting to thank him for his services, but I am scared to even chat with her.. Do I trust or not. And how can I avoid giving her the… Continue

Added by Jennie C on August 21, 2014 at 5:17pm — 6 Comments

Ships Address

Hello to you All.. I do have to share, I am very happy I am able to speak with my sailor, every once in a wonderful while.. He is 12 hrs ahead of me and we speak most of time in my way to work in the morning.. # Blessed, question I have is how do I get an address for his ship.? I would like to send a few things.. And he is traveling so maybe someone could answer that for me. Thank you All my our Sailor ALL be safe..

Added by Jennie C on July 25, 2014 at 4:36pm — 4 Comments

Feeling some kind of way

My sailor was on the phillipines.. Great speaking with him everyday... Wow now it's time for him to ship out.. Going to japan.. I have no idea when we will speak again.. May God Bless our Sailors..can someone tell me are they the same div. # As when they are in BC. Is there a way I could keep in touch.. Please ear my heart..

Added by Jennie C on July 7, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Diago Garcia

Please I need a eased mind.. My Sailor was home for 2 weeks... The Greatest time... He left yesterday.. Please can anyone tell me,when will I hear from him. How long is this flight, time zone, and can we communicate. Please I need to ease my mind.. Thanks

Added by Jennie C on June 14, 2014 at 9:12am — 6 Comments


Great news..... My sailor is home!! It will be a great week!! Thank you all for the support!!

Added by Jennie C on May 29, 2014 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

How long for a signature

I have been waiting on my Sailor... He graduated boot camp and graduated A School, he is leaving for Diago.. Ok now he is cleared on all Meds.. And waiting for a signature from the Command Officer? ? Not sure how that works, but he is telling me it could take 10 days to A mth.. Why?. I would love to spend this time with him... Mixed emotions.. Can someone please explain to me why it takes so long for a signature.. Thanks Proud and sad Mom

Added by Jennie C on May 15, 2014 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Stuck in MS

I thought for sure my sailor would be home by now...he had gotten a bad bladder infection and suppose to leave to Diago Garcia.. And I thought he would be home by now. Graduated A school. And no sailor.. I pray I would be able to spend sometime with him before he leaves 5/19 I feel like i will not be able to spend time with him... Well Happy Mothers Day to you All!!

Added by Jennie C on May 9, 2014 at 11:45am — 4 Comments

Diago Garcia

Where is that.. I'm so sad.. I can't believe it overseas why..? we just did boot camp I was hoping to have him here In the US I'm so uncomfortable right now.. Please someone give some piece of mind.. I do realize this is what he wanted but WOW.. I'm so speechless. Now I won't see him..

Added by Jennie C on April 17, 2014 at 5:56pm — 8 Comments

3 more days

Yes my Sailor!! We will all be there... Ship 11 Div.119 I am sooooooo proud!! Love mom

Added by Jennie C on March 25, 2014 at 10:38am — 2 Comments


Not doing too well.. I got real spoiled when my sailor called and now I got a letter saying Div, isn't doing well so NO more Phone calls... 3/28 can't come fast enough!! I miss you sailor G ship 11

Added by Jennie C on March 3, 2014 at 2:02pm — 4 Comments

He called today.

Wow... So excited my sailor called today!!! He normally calls on sat.. What a big surprise... Thank GOD for my toll Free number at work... He sounds better.. Getting alone well, asked for more letters and pictures, and calling cards.. Keep them rolling.. May god bless them All!!

Added by Jennie C on February 20, 2014 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

I got my letters

Today is a good day... Happy Valentine s Day to you All.. I got a bunch of letters in the mail.. Some written funny, sad, and very positive.. Too all.... Keep the mail rolling for these young Sailors... May God Bless them All..Peace..

Added by Jennie C on February 14, 2014 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

My first phone call

Well my Sailor G called me today... I was so happy, he was over whelmed. Cried missing us.. He calle twice.. Had about 10 min with him.. Couldn't really hear to much since it sounds like they must be in a hall way, and he was upset. Once he calmed down, it seemed ok.. He claims it's cold at night. Still processing, not sure if. Graduation will be on time.. I guess I don't understand why not.. PI 1 s and processing I don't understand could someone help me with this. And why set a date for… Continue

Added by Jennie C on February 8, 2014 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Kid box..

I just got my kid box.. Everything was in it but orders for graduation, and address from him. Is this normal..

Added by Jennie C on February 4, 2014 at 2:03pm — 6 Comments

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