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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 received a text from my sons girlfriend...she received a letter today from my son. He said he hates it there and he misses everyone bad. I'm sure I will have a letter at home...I know it's not easy for them and that he will hate it. I just know I'm going to need a box of tissues tonight... :(

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Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on April 11, 2013 at 4:18pm
Called my letter..:(
Comment by lemonelephant on April 11, 2013 at 6:13pm

I'm sorry you didn't get a letter yet.  At least his girlfriend shared her info with you; that speaks well of you and her and your son for picking a thoughtful young lady who would think to share the news with you.  What he wrote is typical in the first weeks.  It will get better when he and his shipmates start working together. 

Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on April 11, 2013 at 7:56pm
Thanks! Shes a great young lady who I admire. I hope he hangs in there and stays strong! I was hoping to get a letter from him .. I'm sad that I didn't but I'm trying to stay positive...I know I will get one soon... Thanks for the support.
Comment by Hello2u on April 12, 2013 at 5:04pm

For what I've noticed some say and think that, even mind did, until they formed a div and started adjusting,, it gets better,, just be thankful he's not in 800 div.. they get it worse! mind survived! I just keep my son in my prayers and the black clouds went away for the both of us. :)

Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on April 12, 2013 at 6:55pm
Thanks!! I received a letter from him today!! He hated the shots and nit crazy about the food... He said it sucks but he's getting used to it!! The hardest part was reading how he cried the first few nights because he was home sick... Broke my heart!! I am confident he will do fine... Saying prayers every night... Thanks all!!
Comment by lemonelephant on April 12, 2013 at 7:03pm


Comment by Hello2u on April 12, 2013 at 10:13pm

Yes, that was the exact word I heard too, "it sucks!"  lol,,, :) hugs!!!

Comment by denako on April 18, 2013 at 9:22am

OH Emma... that brought back alot of memories. Thank you for sharing. My Emma has been in almost a year and loves it nows. Paul's mom just hang in there. Things will get so much better. When he calls be supportive and let him vent. He will get through it. I promise!


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