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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 wondering, I am part of the navy prayer web site on Face book.. I have this lady that messages me about wanting to send my sailor a care package. Nice gesture but I am Erie about it.. Since I have joined navy moms and was told up front not to mention my sailors name or where he will be going, how do I trust this person is for real.. I do appreciate her wanting to thank him for his services, but I am scared to even chat with her.. Do I trust or not. And how can I avoid giving her the address, or his name. With all the crazies out there, any feed back.. Please help..I know there is good ppl, out there but I am scared..

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Comment by Gayle on August 21, 2014 at 5:58pm

I would tell her that. "I appreciate your kindness but I don't know you.  I am not comfortable sharing that information with you." I would also explain that you are unsure where your sailor's career will take him/her and would rather not give out sailor's name and address. The  internet is a wonderful tool but so scary. If your sailor is in boot camp, they can't receive packages anyway. That may help. 

Comment by Jennie C on August 21, 2014 at 6:18pm
Thank you so much.. My sailor is not in bootcamp.. But that does help me..
Comment by BunkerQB on August 21, 2014 at 6:31pm

The lady could be just an innocent patriot. Tell her that you have been instructed by your sailor to only share his address, phone number with family members. Tell her to become a regular volunteer at any VA Hospital.

Comment by Jennie C on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm
This lady said her daughter is in the navy CvN70.. What does that mean? And NO I will. to give put his info.. Thanks.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 21, 2014 at 6:50pm
CVN70 is the USS Carl Vinson. It's nice that she wants to do this, but I too would be hesitant to send my sailors info. I like BunkerQB's advice - tell her to become a volunteer. You could also suggest she join a Blue Star Mom's group in her area. They do care packages to sailors....
Comment by BunkerQB on August 26, 2014 at 12:52pm

Blue Star Moms is a great organization. She could also do USO (United Service Organizations).


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