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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!

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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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Hello All Moms,

Thank you all for making this emotional roller coaster journey a bit more manageable for my family. I wanted to give an update on our SR. His original graduation date was supposed to have been yesterday (9/11/20), but it had been pushed back due to second ROM, in less than two weeks after they started their training (his arrival date was 7/14/20) they were sent back as a whole unit to an even harder ROM than the first one. It was so hard watching PIR yesterday....Since the second ROM, they had been working hard in trying to make up some time on a what he termed "condensed" schedule. I am so happy to say, they are now expected to graduate next week second ROM did not push their graduation date by two weeks, only one. In his last letter he said his division had been so coherent with the newfound determination and they are ready for their Battle Station Test. He said he passed all his tests with flying colors and ready to start his Navy career. This Momma is beaming with pride and couldn't wait to share (and I finally figured out how to bring his picture from my phone to the page). I hope someone in similar situation will find this information useful as all the information has been for me. 

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Comment by Catherine on September 20, 2020 at 9:10pm

Congrats to your son!  

My son arrived on 7/14 too so had an initial 9/11 graduation date.  Unfortunately, he went to ROM because he was in a "ring of fire" situation with a few other SRs near him in the barracks.  After that ROM he was returned to RTC to a division that has a 10/1 graduation date so his graduation date was pushed 3 weeks :-(

We are just hoping that things proceed smoothly to graduation and there is not another ROM!  

PS  For those of you waiting for phone calls from your Sis, the only phone call we've  received since 7/14 was the short one telling us he was going back to ROM - hope the next call is "Im a sailor" one.  Just wanted to share that apparently calls may not be as frequent as was the case pre-Covid.

Comment by Chipmunk on September 20, 2020 at 11:06pm

Catherine - Thank you for sharing the update regarding your SR! I agree, I don't think the SRs have been getting as many opportunities for phone calls as they had when my son was at BC. 


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