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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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Erin is at MEPS right now, clearing her final medical, getting travel briefings, etc. I will leave very soon to go

witness her swearing in ceremony and then dash to the airport to wait with her until she departs for bootcamp.

I thought I would be terribly sad this morning knowing the day has come to kiss her so-long (hate goodbyes).

I am not sad. I am full of excitement and pride for the young woman I have raised. I will miss her horribly, but I know

this is the start for her to accomplish so many of her dreams. I hope she knows how desparately I love her and how

proud I am of her.

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Comment by penny-(ship 11 div 213) on May 16, 2012 at 5:01pm

my daughter also left today to go to boot camp. i am very proud of her and the woman she has a mom i will miss her greatly! how can i not miss her getting to see her everyday of her 21 years thank you sis for going to serve for our country !

Comment by Sharon-Erin's Mom on May 16, 2012 at 6:57pm

Wow! I wouldnt it be something if they were in the same division? feel free to friend me!

Comment by Sharon-Erin's Mom on May 16, 2012 at 7:57pm

Just got the "I'm here" call. Now to wait for a call around their 3rd week. Baby steps.

Comment by Sharon-Erin's Mom on May 16, 2012 at 8:15pm

she sounded good, scripted, quiet. definetely following the instructions she was given.. it was short and sweet. she texted me from the airport, she was with about 30 other recruits waiting for the bus, she said she was having fun!

Comment by penny-(ship 11 div 213) on May 17, 2012 at 11:33pm

i got my call yesterday to..i was happy to know she made it but already miss her a lot! i wo der does it get easier for us? was told by recruiter first week they are doing health screening stuff...fixing teeth getting glasses and such i  hope th etime flies and she does good. hang in there moms!

Comment by penny-(ship 11 div 213) on May 17, 2012 at 11:38pm

ok new to site and not good with computers how do i friend someone on here

Comment by YooperMom on May 19, 2012 at 8:37am

I love reading your comments! This is going to be me in a year.  :)  Thanks for posting!

Comment by MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola on June 6, 2012 at 4:51pm

I'm with YooperMom! My daughter is in the beginning process. MEPS on Monday. So right now we know nothing! lol (Was a Navy wife for 8 years, so I'm kinda used to that!) So thankful for this site and your posts!


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