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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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My son is leaving for Boot Camp on March 26, 2013. Does anyone else have a child leaving then.

I am hoping to find other moms with children leaving on March 26th. I am getting quite nervous.

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Comment by puertorico-USSGHWB on March 18, 2013 at 3:04pm

Mine leaves out tomorow and I feel the same.

Comment by maryjo4214 on March 18, 2013 at 6:52pm
My daughter also leaves on March 26 !! From Syracuse NY!! I'm a wreck
Comment by colette(14/198) on March 18, 2013 at 7:23pm

Patrick leaves on the 26th from boston, i am a complete wreck, first child to leave the nest.

Comment by maryjo4214 on March 18, 2013 at 7:47pm
Danielle is my first also!! She turns 19 week after she leaves ! She going in for corpsman
Comment by colette(14/198) on March 18, 2013 at 10:25pm

When is her bday?? Patricks is the 31st which is also Easter. Its going to be a hard a day :-)

Comment by Motherof3sons on March 19, 2013 at 6:44pm
My son turns 18 on March 21st and leaves on March 26th from Chicago. My heart is breaking. He is so excited and he cant wait to start his journey!
Comment by colette(14/198) on March 19, 2013 at 10:01pm

Cbrown7995 my sons birthday is on Easter, its going to be a sad day. My heart is breaking as well...

Comment by colette(14/198) on March 24, 2013 at 12:52pm

Feeling very sad today.. My boy goes to Boston hotel tomorrow then leaves Tues AM :(

Comment by colette(14/198) on March 24, 2013 at 12:52pm

Comment by maryjo4214 on March 24, 2013 at 5:04pm
My daughter also leaves Tommarow ! Danielle's birthday is also Easter this year! She will be 19! We celebrated today! She is leaving from Syracuse ny!


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