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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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My youngest son enlisted into the Navy, and he left an hour ago to begin boot camp in a different state he's never been too. This is his first time leaving home and flying on a plane, I've been crying on and off I miss him already, and I'm doing my best getting used to him not being here. Any kind of support, kind words and virtual hugs would be awesome.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 20, 2020 at 9:01pm

Hi there - you've definitely come to the right place!  I left the link to the boot camp group in the welcome message on your page.  Be sure to join and post there.  You'll find all sorts of valuable info on that page - especially new info regarding how things are being done with quarantine, etc.  Keep your phone handy - you should get the "I'm here" call sometime tonight.  It's about 30 seconds and you won't have time to talk.  Be patient and remember, no news is good news

Hang in there!

Comment by Chipmunk on August 20, 2020 at 10:01pm

NavyMom01 - Please do come join BC Mom group, if you have not already. We have a lot of information there and we do a lot more "conversing" in the comments section (scroll all the way to the lower portion of that page) and more people will likely see your post and able to send you encouraging words. 

As B'sNukeMom said - keep your phone close to you - my call came late at night. 

Here is a blog to read from one of our "veteran moms" - First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition

BigNavyMom Hugs to you!! My son has been in three years now and I still remember that phone call. It sounded like a recording and I just kept saying, "I love you" 

Comment by KJTXMOM on August 27, 2020 at 4:50pm

You've got this! He is going to be just fine. You obviously raised a young man that has a heart to serve and has courage to attempt something new & out of his comfort zone. I wrote your exact words a couple of years ago. You are in the right place for sure. This website was a huge support to me. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Our momma hearts get yanked really hard the first week they are at bootcamp, and slowly you'll get stronger. You will start getting letters soon. I suggest getting the sandbox app once you get your sons ship address. They get letters from you much faster. (it costs a bit) It's a little better than snail mail. Hang in there! Staying busy helped ease the worry.... Avoid negative comments & stories about bootcamp. By the way, my son always commented on how good the food was at bootcamp. They feed them very well! He will not go hungry! :)

Comment by NavyMom01 on September 1, 2020 at 11:13am

Thank you for the wonderful support, everyday I'm getting stronger and I still miss him, waiting to receive his first letter once he's done with quarantine. I know he will do just fine during Boot Camp.


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