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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."


**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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FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's Blog (25)

Memorial Day 2020 - Remember and Honor

Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on May 25, 2020 at 2:39pm — No Comments

CO relieved of command USS Theodore Roosevelt – My personal journey through this...

I read the news feed when it first started on Tuesday. It sunk a hole in my heart that the USS Theodore Roosevelt had coronavirus.

However, while I had concern for the lives onboard her I had the confidence in the Navy to handle the situation. This isn't the first time that a ship has had contagious disease upon it. In the history of naval fleets they have dealt with outbreaks of disease.  Even though this is a new virus there is still protocol to follow to help the sailors, to stay…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on April 6, 2020 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Honoring those who served at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 7, 2018 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Here is the link to follow to read about the new standard:

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

In a nutshell... starting January 1 of 2018, ALL Recruits will be required to pass an initial run standard BEFORE they commence basic military training. If they do not pass the initial run standard…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 18, 2018 at 6:22pm — 8 Comments

Thank you Veterans!

Thank you to those who have served, those who are currently serving and to the families that support you.

I thank you for your patriotism and sacrifice to be apart…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 11, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

New Competitive Flag System Promotes Teamwork Among Recruits

Found this on RTC FB.

The original article is from the Official website of the United States Navy

New Competitive Flag System Promotes Teamwork Among Recruits

Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 17, 2015 at 11:29pm — No Comments

RTC Thanksgiving and Christmas Adopt-A-Sailor Program Dates

This year the dates for the RTC Adopt -A-Sailor programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas are as follows.


TG's graduating on December 4th and December 11th are participate Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Sailor.

Here is the link to the NOTE:…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 17, 2015 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

God Bless America

For those who died

For those who continue the fight


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on September 11, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

In Honor and Remembrance...

A heartfelt "Thank You" to those who died while serving in the Military.…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on May 25, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas <3

Desktop Pictures Of Christmas Christmas TreeMERRY CHRISTMAS Navy For Moms!!

Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 25, 2014 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

RTC Guest Policy for PIR beginning JANUARY 1, 2013

This is from the RTC Websites "Upcoming Graduation" Page:

(Here is the link to the RTC Website Upcoming Graduation Page: )

As of January 1st, 2013 Recruit Training Command will enforce the following policy:



Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 4, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment


The PIR for Thanksgiving Week is 11-21-2012, WEDNESDAY.

There was an error on the Form Letters. Here is the Official Upcoming Graduations from RTC WEBSITE:

Divisions Graduating by Training Group


TG 48 — 14 Divisions (327–338, 822 & 948) Graduate Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

TG 49 — 7 Divisions (339–344 & 949) Graduate Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

TG 50 — 7…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 11, 2012 at 4:17am — 4 Comments

BLOG OPS” PIR 05/26/2011: PIR! I hit an earlier subject…

The “cloudy” situation.

Hmmm…well here is my little cloud that I had when going to PIR:

Okay…not really, but it’s almost as cute as that:



Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

BLOG OPS” PIR 05/26/2011 Mission 5: PIR!


We make our way to Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall.

Of course I FORGOT to have my camera ready…so I am advising you to get that baby ready from the moment you step through those doors. There ARE photo ops (or should that be PHOTOPS?) all along the way to that security checkpoint.

So don’t miss it like I did!

When you enter the actual graduation grounds you will see Sailors and some SR (the ones performing for the PIR) all over.

Good luck trying to…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 10, 2011 at 2:33am — 4 Comments

“BLOG OPS” PIR 05/26/2011 Mission 5: PIR!! Convoy...

Well, where was I?

We had just finished the M&G.

Plus, the silliness in between...don't worry...there WILL be more!


I tried to get some sleep.

Really...I did.

For those of you that have been through it, y'all (I'm not…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 10, 2011 at 3:01am — No Comments

"BLOG OPS" PIR 05/26/2011 "Little Miss GPS"

That's what I called her. She always started out with:

"Please fasten your seatbelts."


Very polite.


If I messed up and made a wrong turn, she never yelled at me, just said, "Recalculating."

In spite of the few times I got exasperated with her and said, "Where the heck ARE you taking me?"


Couldn't have done without her and had a moment of panic when I LOST her in a tunnel. Took awhile to get her back!


FT2 called…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 6, 2011 at 3:52am — 2 Comments

"BLOG OPS" PIR 05/26/2011 Mission 4 continued - The Meet and Greet

...was great!


They served meatballs, egg rolls, veggies/dip and chips/salsa. Ramada gives those staying with them a voucher for two free drinks. Everyone else may purchase drinks. Food is free. I am told that they do not mind if you come in with a non-alcoholic drink or water.The boys ate their fill while their mom gabbed away ...ummm collected intel.


Naw...we gabbed! Got to see the Sailor who joined our…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 6, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

"BLOG OPS" PIR 05/26/2011 Boot Camp Questionnaire

We are interrupting this Blog to publish an important document.

The Boot Camp Questionnaire!


It should copy and paste all right. You may need to tweak it!

FTLW is NOT an IT!



Here is your personalized, “official”, Navy 4 Moms Boot Camp Questionnaire. Please fill it out and send it back in the SASE!



Today is Week___ Day___.

1. Life here is: a. good b. getting better c. fantastic, beyond my wildest…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 6, 2011 at 12:30am — 55 Comments

"BLOG OPS" Mission on HOLD

FTLW is Poo-ped!

I will continue tomorrow!


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 3, 2011 at 4:09am — No Comments

“BLOG OPS” PIR 05/26/2011 Mission 4: Getting our bearings/The Silo/Navy4Moms Meet and Greet

Start time was late. Just pooped.


First goal…food…again!

I can’t even remember WHAT we were looking for, but we stumbled onto…the Silo!

Just had to try the Pizza!

We decided to get individuals so everyone could try it with their fave toppings.

The atmosphere is great. The pizza is very good. Nice thick crust with their tomato topping and your picks. We also shared a dinner salad. It’s hard to find places that have the individual dinner salads. Price…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 2, 2011 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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