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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 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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I'm looking for more information on class/school processes. I've read the information on this site and it's been great, but I'm stuck after BESS. My Son completed BESS and is doing TCNO but won't share any info... he keeps reminding me he signed a NDR. I can't get an address to send him anything and I know he is going to be in CT for another 14-28 weeks. I went to visit him in August (the week of his 21st birthday) and spent a day with him, shopping and eating. I was scouting for a family trip to visit him with all his siblings, but my other son left for the AF this month... so I'm just on here trying to figure out a possible timeline of events and visits to the two boys. I'll keep trying and researching.

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Comment by Chipmunk on October 22, 2021 at 4:20pm

Hi Julia, 

I noticed that you have posted in a couple of places, I don't know if you have posted in the Submoms group or not. You might get more activity there. 

I am not certain of what an NDR is other than maybe a non-disclosure report. You might need to remind your sailor, via text that you are his only outside life-line. And he is the only way that you will receive any information. My sailor will tell me what his travel plans are, he will tell me when his ship is going out but I don't reveal that to others. He can also be vague with you but give you a general ballpark of dates and information without specifics that should not negate his NDR or whatever that he signed. You might ask him to explain exactly what that means. 

If he wants to receive packages or anything while his sub is out to sea, then he needs to connect you with his ship's ombudsman, he needs to let them know it is okay to contact you in the case of an emergency. 

He can give you as little or as much information as he chooses, so you have to help him see that for the benefit of all involved, making sure momma stays informed to the limit he is able, is the best all around scenario for all. 

I realize I am not giving you any answers, my son did not do subs, but I hope that you get what information you are looking for and can help him realize that no one else not even the ombudsmen will tell you. If he is not married with a wife that would be expecting the same consideration of information, then momma by tradition is next in line as next of kin and expects to be notified with how to reach her sailor or others to reach her in the case of an emergency.  



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