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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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Daughter left for bootcamp yesterday 10/19/17

Yesterday was a very emotional day.  My daughter left for boot camp.  I got the I'm here call last night and was told will call in 3 weeks.  That feels like an eternity.  

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Comment by Phoenixmom on October 19, 2017 at 3:50pm

Hi Patricia, how are you doing? I would like to welcome you to the site. Please if you have any concerns or questions please reach out, this site is awesome and don't feel alone because a lot of the Women feel the same, They are truly awesome and can encourage you in many ways. My Son Is A Sailor he graduated Sept. 1st, so I can relate to many of your emotions, feelings and concerns. try joining Boot Camp for MOMS, and once you receive the form letter you can join her PIR date and meet many of the mothers who's Loved Ones will Graduate with your Daughter. So Again welcome and don't be afraid to ask, and it is ok to cry! it's normal and there is nothing wrong with that. Just keep strong and encouraged and know that your Daughter is ok and is in good hands. there is a  few sites please review.     

Comment by GranmaFaye on October 19, 2017 at 4:08pm

Welcome Patricia,

We have been where you are so we do understand. It does seem like a very long time with no contact. It will e an emotional roller coaster with some days being better than others. Hang on though. No news is good news. The recruits are extremely homesick and may sound a little down when you finally get the chance to talk to them. It will get better though. They are very busy. In about a week, you will get their box of belongs/cellphone. In a few more days, you will receive a form letter with lots of information involving graduation and it will have their correct mailing address. You can start to write letters and send them although they won't have much time to respond, they are only allowed to write on Sunday and the mail goes out on Monday. You can sign up for Informed Delivery with the USPS and you will know when their letters are coming. It's free through the post office. Go to and search for Informed Delivery. Write often it helps them make it through. I sent a page in each letter of scriptures and inspirational quotes. Just feel free to ask us anything, prayer requests and all. We're here for you! It will go fast!!

Granma Faye


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