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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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In just two, very short days my stepson, Thad will be swearing in with the U.S. Navy! He will soon thereafter be entering in the schooling for the nuke program. I’m so excited for him, the opportunities knocking at his door, the experiences that await him and the journey that lies ahead. He will leave here a boy and return a man, a man that I proudly call my bonus son! He truly is a bonus in my life. I am very fortunate to such a wonderful bond with him.

As I sit here at my keyboard I reflect on the years past. Thad was 9 when he came into my life, my how the years have flown by. I have been blessed to watch him grow into the person he is today. I watched him as he pondered the life decision to serve our country or go off to college. I’ll never forget the day he asked what I thought he should do, I told him, it was his life, his future, and he would have to be the one to live each of his days, so he should do what he feels in his heart. I assured him I would be proud of him, love him and support him regardless of the path he chose. On his, own accord his chose the honor of serving our county!!! Who couldn't be proud of that?!

So here we are two days away from his departure to Great Lakes Naval Training Academy. I’m sure going to miss him and I know I’ll cry at his swearing in, but I couldn't be any prouder of him! He decided alone what road he wanted to travel through life and he’s doing it! His drive, determination and his zest for life with fill him with amazing memories along the way and I get to be a part of this. I am truly blessed! I look forward to the phone calls home, emails, face time and leave. I cannot wait for the first time he gets to come home! The stories he will have to tell, the excitement in his voice and the smile in his eyes.

Godspeed my dear sweet Thad and go knowing you have all the love and support right here at home. <3

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