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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 6/23/2022 - 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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When we got home tonight, Dalton's letter was waiting for me.  His PIR Date is Dec 02. He assured me he was OK and that he is looking forward to receiving our letters.  Of course, he had a few lines in there for Emilie (girlfriend) and I called her right away with the message :-)


Very glad to see his handwriting. So now we just need to start making reservations.  Each day that passes is a day sooner that we will see him!

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Comment by Moskate on October 17, 2011 at 2:30am
My daughter is also Dec 2 PIR.  It was nice to see her handwriting too, only it was all Caps.  I know that the Navy is teaching them how they want things to be from the very first moment she arrived, and obviously, she is doing whatever they say, because she never writes in all caps.  That was the only thing that was strange.  She wrote, "I told you I'd be writing in this font".  I loved that because it sounded just like her.  Can't wait for her first official letter.  I realize they may not have time and the RDC's may not allow her to write, depending on the performance of her division, but I still have hope to receive it soon.  I bought some encouragement cards to keep her going.  I have a strange feeling that I'm the only one that will continue to write her.  Her friends will send the "1st letter", but then quickly forget.  Her dad wrote one letter and doesn't feel like he needs to write again soon.  I know for a fact (my 2 boys were in the military, one Navy and one Marines) that they ALL like Mail Call.  I want to give her the motivation and strength from at home so she doesn't give up.  I want her to succeed at this.
Comment by Navy Mom 0324 on October 17, 2011 at 7:47am
Yes, Dalton's was in all caps also. All I can say is I am ready to see him on December 2. The form letter stated that they sometimes get daytime liberty provided they are not transferring out. I am not sure how long to make reservations for?


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