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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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Navy Speak

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.



7 weeks done - 1 to go, a letter to Erin


It is now 11pm on Tuesday July 3rd, 2012. You arrived at Bootcamp 7 full weeks ago. Tomorrow you start your eighth and final week of training. This is when you show what kind of student you have been. All you have left are final tests. A measure of your growth, a measure of accomplishments. You love learning. And you do very well on tests. But now you have learned to be tested in different ways. These ways are new to you.. but you are doing it! You are rising to the occasion. You are on the verge of being a United States Sailor! You have accomplished things that you didn't know you could do. You pushed yourself to limits you didn't know you had. You kept your head, even when it didn't feel like you were. You never gave up on yourself. You never stopped believing in yourself, even when you were terrified that you would. You have never had more on the line, going into finals, than now. You are prepared. 

You have always been such an excellent student. You are accustom to getting top grades. This has been very hard for you to accept that PASSING and not being at the top of the heap is still success. Your goal entering the Navy, leaving for bootcamp.. was to SURVIVE bootcamp.. to PASS. The standards are high. The PFA is a huge obstacle for people like you and me. Passing the PFA is your crowning achievement. Whether you pass it your first time or third.. you WILL pass it, you will graduate bootcamp and you will move on to your A school. You WILL BE a United States Navy Sailor!

HOOYAH Seaman Apprentice (Erin's last name) HOOYAH!

With more love and pride than I ever knew I had,


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Comment by Anna Aviation Mom on July 4, 2012 at 2:16pm
Wow. Brought tears to my eyes cause I know how hard and over welming it was for my daughter. But now she IS A US NAVY SAILOR. And urs will be as well...


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