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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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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.



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At 9:11pm on August 5, 2016, Proud mama said…
Would love to order!
At 9:52am on February 1, 2016, PapisMom(SHIP 02 DIV 933) said…
Hello! My son isnt going to BC until April but I just want to get an idea of what the ribbons look like. So I was wondering if you could send me the link to your site.
At 3:27pm on January 11, 2016, MichaelsMom2 said…

can you resend me the link again... i deleted i cant find it... it might be right in front of me and i cant see it...sorry

At 8:44am on May 6, 2015, Rcmom said…
Lala, I'm not sure how to order ribbons, but I'd like to. Can you please tell me how. Thank you!
At 1:38pm on April 6, 2015, Paige said…
Lala I got my ribbons they are so beautiful I just want to say thank you thank you very creative you are.
At 4:26pm on April 5, 2015, Paige said…
Lala I didint get my ribbons,did they go regular mail or ups.thank you
At 5:08pm on March 7, 2015, Paige said…
order is in now lala u know that darn computer got the best of me.Must be my nerves lol I could not get a delivered date on my ribbons ordered 4 for 4-10-15 will I get them on time.leaving 4-07-15 thank you paige
At 11:26am on August 7, 2014, tmy1970 said…
Hi Lala-just wondering when I will receive my 2 ribbons.....leave for Chicago in 1 week.
At 3:20am on July 15, 2014, Christine Proud Son of ET said…

Hello,  I just learned about your wonderful ribbons and was wondering if it would be at all possible to still get them for the 7/18 PIR. I am willing to pay the overnight fees.  A friend request has already been sent. :)

At 8:49am on July 12, 2014, NavyTurtle8291(Ship11, Div. 224) said…

I ordered my ribbons on tbe 23rd and my PIR is the 18th. We are flying out on the 17th will I have my ribbons on time? Thank you!

At 2:50am on July 3, 2014, gracelyn said…
I tried ordering ribbons, only wanted to order 2, for some reason it keep adding on more ribbons, I canceled the order an reorder, it kept adding on, I was up to 9 ribbons that's when I gave up an logged out lol,
At 10:18pm on July 1, 2014, mom of mrams said…

Hi, I'm sorry to bother you but I was wondering what the turnaround time is on the ribbons?  We will be leaving the weekend  before my son's PIR  07/18. If they don't come till the week of PIR  I would need to ask if you could send them to a different address. Thank you so much for making these. Looking forward to that 3rd Friday of this month !

At 11:55am on May 30, 2014, Jacob94mom said…
I knew this would happen- I got the T-shirts today! I'm sure the ribbons won't be far behind. Love em!
At 9:37am on May 30, 2014, Jacob94mom said…
LaLa- I ordered ribbons and a couple T-shirts a couple weeks ago (?) for PIR 6/13 - I know you have been very busy lately- just making sure you got my order. :) thanks!
At 1:06pm on May 19, 2014, Beaus mom said…
Hi LaLa :-). I'm interested in PIR ribbons for 6/27. Could you send me an order form? Thanks!
At 1:47pm on May 15, 2014, MattsMom said…

Hi Lala.  I am interested in ordering ribbons for my SR's PIR, will you please send me your contact information.?  My e-mail is  My SR's graduation is 6/27.

thank you.  :)

At 9:43am on May 9, 2014, Adoptivemama said…

Thanks for your reply.  Looking forward to next week!

At 10:44am on May 8, 2014, Adoptivemama said…
Is it best to order via the link you sent? Thank you.
At 8:01am on May 7, 2014, Adoptivemama said…
I'm a bit late to the party. PIR is next week,5/16. Can I still order ribbons?
At 10:24pm on April 27, 2014, deb said…

Hello. I would like to order 3 ribbons for my son's PIR which is 6/6/14. He is ship 02 div 930. One would be for me, and the other 2 for his sisters. I thought I saw pictures of them at one point in time on some site? I sent you a friend request. Let me know what other info you need, and I will see that you get it. This is deb from TX. I can't wait to wear them and show my support!

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