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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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Hi all...  Just wanted to let you all know about a great program for Recruits. has FREE phone cards for recruits in bootcamp.  If you or someone you know is leaving soon for bootcamp, go to the website and get some phone cards for them to use while they are at BC.  They can use them at A school or anytime if they need them, although most people have cell phones these days LOL.  Just thought I would pass along the info.... 

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Comment by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on March 31, 2012 at 1:09pm

Do they have to do anything to make these phone cards work? In other words, when we send these to the SR's are they fully ready for use without complications?

Comment by Recruit Man - Ronny on March 31, 2012 at 1:17pm

Yes. They just need to call the 800 number and then enter a PIN number, then enter the number they are calling. Tell them to just throw away the number after they use, or cross it off the list.  They will only work once.  Have a great day...

Comment by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on March 31, 2012 at 1:23pm

Thanks so much!  I'm assuming people know of someone that have been able to use these kind of cards successfully. Just wanted to make sure these things really worked before sending out. I hate for them to have their hopes up and it not go through.

Comment by Recruit Man - Ronny on March 31, 2012 at 1:25pm

No Problem... My son uses them, and gives them out to others in his division as well.  And I have already given out about 5,000 of them and haven't heard any complaints yet. So send

Comment by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on March 31, 2012 at 3:21pm

Thank you kindly! Sending some out today!

Comment by singlelady on April 17, 2012 at 4:32pm there any way you have those pin numbers still for the recruits to use to call home?  i have the 1-800 number...just no pin #...i was wanting to put the number in his next letter so he can maybe call me...thank you so much!

Comment by Recruit Man - Ronny on April 17, 2012 at 4:36pm

Singlelady....I just sent you a message with more phone cards...Have a great day and tell him I said good luck!!! PIR was awesome last friday....we had a wonderful time......

Comment by singlelady on April 17, 2012 at 4:47pm

thank you so much!! glad to hear!  i am so excited and counting the days!!

Comment by Recruit Man - Ronny on April 17, 2012 at 5:02pm

We went to Sarge's meet n greet....lots of good info....took a free shuttle to pir from the comfort inn....everything went real smooth...had the whole weekend due to him not flying out on sunday...what a great time....the PIR was emotional and such a great thing to see....I hope you have a great time....and tell your new sailor to get on my site and leave a message...i would love to hear from them all....I started this because of them and love to hear that they enjoyed them and I hope he has a great career!!! have a great day....

Comment by Marlo on April 29, 2012 at 7:05pm

Thank you for the information


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