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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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Well I am 18 Yrs. old, my husband joined the navy last year on July 15. We found out on Sept 5 I was pregnant his sent off date was July 12 and the baby was due June 10 But when I was 6 months pregnant they changed his ship date to may 18. I Knew it was going to be hard saying goodbye and being alone but I never knew I would have to give birth to our first child without him...I really don't know how to make my days go by I try doing things all day and keeping occupied but I can't stop thing of him for one sec. out of the day I was wondering if anyone could tell me how they made theres go by!

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Comment by jessica on May 22, 2010 at 8:05pm
Thanks I know I have to be strong not just for me but for our son to...I have my family and his with me it helps alot I know there are going to be alot more than this but this is my first time being away from him in the two years we have been together we did everything together from working the schedule and hanging out with friends we have always been with each other so Its just REALLY different not having him..
Comment by navy blue on May 22, 2010 at 10:54pm
Hi Jessica, Please know I feel your pain... Each day, wake up and ask yourself, "What is the best day I can live for me and my baby?" I know the baby isn't born yet, but we do have to consider that person too. Live the best day you can. You actually have a part of your husband with you every minute!! That is such a special bond between you two. The baby can arrive any time now, and you will feel sad that he is not with you- that is so normal. At the hospital, relax all your muscles. Once the baby is born, and you hold it, WOW- try not to let the sadness creep in. Let that incredible joy flow! You will then be a Mom, like many of us on this site. It will add a dimension to you as a person that is difficult to describe.Let that moment be about YOU! Awesome!! I think your husband will see a photo and say you are awesome! If you get down after the baby is born, that's OK. Let me tell you a secret that older Moms know: you will adjust to your situation so well that you will cry like a fool on the first day of kindergarten.Jessica you are on a precious journey of motherhood. His absence will hurt, but wait till you see his baby!!
Comment by BunkerQB on May 22, 2010 at 11:48pm
Do you have all your stuff together for the baby? Is you family coming to help you? Start a baby book for your husband (Daily journal with photos). Do you have close friends near by?
Comment by jessica on May 23, 2010 at 11:06am
Thanks everyone yall really helped out...and I can't wait to his baby I know he will look just like him and yes I have everything for the baby he lefted when I was 36 weeks and we bought everything before he lefted....and yes I will start a baby journal for him and write down everything he does that day I dont want him to miss nothing seeing he will be gone for the first almost two months before he can see him and then another for his A school... Im hoping that he will get to go to A school in p-cola so atleast when he is off duty or on the weekend we can go see him and he wont miss that much...but we only have eight more weeks but still waiting on him to write to see when graduation is...


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