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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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I am trying to be connected I suppose because I miss my daughter. She went away for college, so I never thought there would be this mich missing her. But college was a phone call away or a 5 hour trip for one of us to take to get in some time together. And then there were winter spring and summer breaks. Now she is worldy and when I do get a call, the connection isn't all that great, and you try to jam in a couple words and talk over the sound of her voice! And there is always that understanding there is a line by the phone of a lot of others wanting to call their own mom's! This is the first time in my life that I truly realize what "absence makes the heart grow fonder" teally means! I already didn't think I could be any fonder of her than I already was!

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Comment by Coach Shelia on June 23, 2014 at 11:20am

Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! The day we had scheduled to tour a college campus, I took off work early to take son. I got home and he was restless. He sat me down on the couch, and said "Mom, can we cancel the tour"? I was taken back a bit. He explained that what if he got enrolled in classes, moved in the dorms, and realized he didn't like it. I told him, "you're entire life will be making decisions on...what if". LOL I just told him not to be afraid to try anything. The next day, we were at the navy recruiting office! He has been in over a year now, and been so confident! It has done more, and been more places than most people have gone in their lifetime! The Navy has been a great decision! I miss him like crazy, and continue to be his #1 Cheerleader!

Comment by Michiganbelle on June 24, 2014 at 1:06am
I cannot beleive the geography lessons I have had in the last couple weeks as I have google mapped the places and leep thinking "wow, so THAT's where that is" and "wow, I didn't realize that was next to there". It had been great fun, I look forward to more!
Comment by Nadine on July 6, 2014 at 5:13pm

My girl just called us.  It was so fast she was still in processing.  There was a long line to phones.  I got to cry with her for literally a minute not long.  She sounded so good.  Miss her sooooooo much

Comment by Michiganbelle on July 6, 2014 at 10:00pm
I commiserate with you Nadine! I got a split second phone call today myself, enough to to say "can 't talk long, there is a huge line for the phone, I miss you so much, I miss you too, everything is good though PLEASE read the emails I sent you and give me a little email back that I know you read them, ok doing that now, bye I love you,I love you too, see you soon!" Ahhhhh trying to make up my mind ifI am happy or dissappointed LOL!!!
Comment by Nadine on July 6, 2014 at 10:09pm
Michiganbelle thanks for your input. How long has your daughter been in? Im interested in the email thing. She also said she has not received any of my letters, and I have written her everyday for 12 days. I am going crazy your so right what u said. Absence makes the heart grow finder, and yes I couldn't be more fonder either.
Comment by Michiganbelle on July 9, 2014 at 3:18am
Nadine my daughter has been in for almost a year and a half. She is on a destroyer and on a deployment right now. Your daughyer might get her letters all at the same tome.I wrote numbers on the outdide of my envelopes so she would read them in order,it takes a while for mail to reach them


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