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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Congrats!!! 15,588 to advance to E-4, E-5, E-6

By Mark D. Faram - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Nov 19, 2010 15:12:48 EST

Next week, 15,588 very happy active-duty sailors will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, as well as give thanks for having earned advancement to the next paygrade.

The 93,371 active-duty sailors who passed the advancement exams for E-4, E-5 and E-6 had a 16.69 percent chance to advance, up slightly from 16.42 percent in May, but down from 19.86 percent in fall 2009.

Although quotas increased by 1,081 compared with the spring total, the numbers of test passers rose by 4,656, keeping competition tight.

With retention at historic highs, officials say advancement chances will not get much better until the economy improves and more sailors begin to leave the ranks.

Good luck to your sailors!

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 20, 2010 at 3:07pm
Debbie, our son in law with in Iraq last year at a very small fob and they did have turkey. My nephew is in A'stan now and I'm hoping they will as well.
Comment by Rhonda(EMmom) on November 20, 2010 at 7:15pm
Thank you for the post, my son is awaiting the results also! Good luck to all!
Comment by Christine-OS2 proud mom on November 22, 2010 at 9:59pm
Just got word from our son. His name is on the list OS3! We are so proud! Congratulations to those who advance, hard work doesn't go unnoticed! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Blessings to you and your families.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 22, 2010 at 10:07pm
We will have a new E5 in the house, he just called and will advance :-)
Comment by Christians Mom on November 23, 2010 at 12:50pm
Cogratulations, Mary you should be very proud. We are still awaiting Christian's ranking to E-5 as well, Keeping our fingers crossed. Good luck to everyone and Congrats to Christine and her son.


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