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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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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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NukeMom's Blog (4)

Latest from RTC Ship 11 DIV 001

Received letter yesterday from my son div 001 ship 11 said that their division flagged for passing first written test! They get another flag to carry around at graduation to "show off"  I thought that was cool..also, they got fitted for their dress blues and whites...he said they are really sharp!  Today is their PFA (Physical Fitness Assessment)  The first one was a practice assessment.  This one today will count.  Wish our boys luck!   =)

Added by NukeMom on October 21, 2011 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

Thank you JESUS!!! I got my first phone call last night!!!

It was bittersweet to say the least.. I answered the phone and my baby was on the other end..."Hello Mama"  My heart just sank... a huge knot swelled up in my throat and I could hardly speak.  He sounded exhausted and rightly so..said that he just came off watch and they don't get but about five hours of sleep a night.. he said he was doing well...passing all of the tests and inspections with perfect scores... I heard his voice crack and then he started to cry under his breath...I then asked…


Added by NukeMom on October 10, 2011 at 3:25pm — 6 Comments


I am doing the happy dance!!!!  Glad to finally have a little info to go on....Looking forward to the PIR in Great Lakes, IL.

Added by NukeMom on September 30, 2011 at 10:13am — 4 Comments

Hurry up & wait seems to be the new normal....

Still waiting for the famous form letter to come.. needless to say, I am not a very patient person.  I find myself speeding home just to get to the mailbox to see if it is there.... like if it is it would go away somehow.. silly, I know.


I realize that I am not the first, only or last mother to be in these shoes....still, it doesn't make the waiting any better.

I know that when it finally does will be like Christmas!  Just to know a little something...…


Added by NukeMom on September 28, 2011 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

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