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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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Please continue to pray for Yvonne. She walked down to the end of the hall this afternoon for physical therapy. There are a number of frustrating issues that we are not happy with concerning the personal care she is getting at Bayside. I hope we can get them resolved. Please pray for us. Pray for strength for Yvonne to improve. Anyway, I've got to go get some sleep. Thank you for your prayers.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 29, 2022 at 1:20am

Continued prayers for you both and that Yvonne can get the care she needs.

Comment by Chipmunk on January 29, 2022 at 10:14am

John, Thank you for the update and specific needs for prayer. When I was in the hospital years ago, my husband was by my side almost 24/7, other than to go back and see our children who were being cared for by friends and family. That was when you could stay overnight in the hospital. I learned from that experience how much you have to advocate for your own needs. 

My prayers for you to have wisdom and direction with dealing with the staff, and an ability to communicate with the doctors as well. Also, for your own rest and safety. 

Comment by Northwoodsmom on January 29, 2022 at 12:24pm

Continued prayers for Yvonne and for the staff that it caring for her. Lord please give them strength and the empathy they need to serve those that are sick or in pain. I know they often feel overwhelmed, stretched to the end of their human limits but breathe into them renewed strength and insight that only comes from you to care for the needs of those in their care.  We thank you and give you all the praise in Jesus name, Amen!

Comment by Chipmunk on January 29, 2022 at 9:34pm



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