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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


I received "the box" yesterday.  It is amazing how great it is to receive a box with dirty clothes and smelly shoes in it.  For once I was happy to smell those aroma's. I hurriedly searched the pockets of everything, but nothing. Dalton's girlfriend was able to get his address from the recruiter. We both have already dropped letters in the mail.  Now just waiting on the form letter. I finally have slept six hours in the same night without waking up and crying.  Being a single parent all those years, I thought made me tough.  I was wrong in every way.....

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Comment by DisneyDebi (02/903) on October 12, 2011 at 12:53pm
You are tough!  You raised a wonderful young man who is willing to go through 8 weeks of some of the most difficult things he ever will - because of you and your example.  He has the strength to get through this because of you I imagine.  What you are feeling isn't weakness, its love, pure and unconditional and that's why being away from him for this time is so hard to bear.  But if you made it all those years as a single parent, raising a young man who wants to serve his country, I say JOB WELL DONE!  :)
Comment by Moskate on October 12, 2011 at 1:58pm

You are certainly normal in every respect!  It is hard to go without communication so quickly, especially in today's environment of texting, emails and cell phones that provide us with instant communication.  I sometimes look down at my phone to see if she's sent me a text!  Yikes!  Feels funny not talking with her to see how her day is going.  It will be worth it in the end.  I am very proud of what she is doing and I think it's important.  I'll be excited to see her in December.

Comment by Navy Mom 0324 on October 12, 2011 at 6:11pm
Thank you so much!


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