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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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At 4:51pm on February 5, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to the Ship 5 group - you can also find the link to the FB group on that page.

Ship 5

At 12:59pm on February 5, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

At 9:19am on February 5, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Comehereyoung - You are welcome. Whatever works best for you, I just wanted to make sure you were not alone. Also, I think B'sNukeMom posted that there is a more active FB group for Ship 5 if you need information. Blessings and prayers as you and your family navigate through new seasons in your lives. 

At 9:42pm on February 4, 2021, Chipmunk said…

comehereyoung - I just saw your message about your son!! I am soo sorry. But as others have said this does not define him and many do not even put forth the effort to serve in our military. Also, if this was a medical condition that the recruiters should have gleaned more information on - then it is in your son's best interest to have been as truthful and honest as he could be. 

Hugs my friend! And all the best on your job hunt. I also wanted to invite you to join another group on this site, ✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS - Navy For Moms (  If you wish to join you may continue to share with other Navy moms and pray for them and also keep us updated on your son if you would like. There are some other moms that are on the BC Mom group on there as well. It is a closed group, so you will have to wait for me to accept your request - but that is another option versus just leaving the site completely. And feel free to stick around on BC Mom until you have gotten your son as well. 

At 3:22pm on February 4, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

ComehereYoung -- My Husband was an Officer in the 80's and 90's and my middle son is currently serving as a Seabee.  He has been in for 7 years.

At 8:40pm on January 31, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Glad you found my post!

At 11:11am on January 31, 2021, Chipmunk said…

comehereyoung - Your French bread looks so yummy. I will have to look at your recipe above. 

I noticed your comment in the main chat room this morning. I wanted to make sure that you realize there is NO actual visiting for PIR currently. WE say no Live PIR because family can not visit but the new sailors are still doing their Pass In Review and the command at RTC is video recording it for people to be able to view later and that is why it is being called a Virtual PIR. This link to the RTC website should have the information for you to watch his PIR when his time comes. Recruit Training Command Home Page (  Also this note on one of the pages - 

Please DO NOT travel to Great Lakes as Sailors are NOT allowed off-base following graduation. You will not be able to meet your Sailor during their transition to A school as they will not be departing out of local public transportation centers. There will be ZERO opportunity for you to interact with your Sailor at Great Lakes.​​

At 4:30am on January 29, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting)
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later)
All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 10:25am on January 28, 2021, Chipmunk said…

PS. I forgot to tell you thank you for the lovely flower picture!!

At 11:43pm on January 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Comehereyoung  - you are welcome. There are times when things can get lost on this site and we just want to make sure everyone is getting the information that they need. 

At 9:32pm on January 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hi Comehereyoung! Be sure to come over to the BC Mom group page and post there. Scroll down to the comment section. That is where most of the ladies post and those messages will come into the email feeds for people to notice. (I posted this in the main chat reply but you might not see it later.)

At 9:29pm on January 21, 2021, Chipmunk said…

I see you joined the BC Mom group!! Yeah! Do not hesitate to just jump into the chatter in the comment wall there and introduce yourself. This site is a lot easier to navigate on a computer, and if you are on a mobile device, be sure to put it in desktop mode. I understand it is easier to navigate that way on a cell phone. 

At 10:56am on January 21, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning comehereyoung - be sure to join the BC Mom group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms (

once you join the group, scroll down past all of the information, past the discussion and you will come to a comment wall. That is where you can post your comments and questions, and they will more likely be answered there than if you post a blog or something on the BC forum as several of us follow those messages a lot more closely and will likely reply more quickly - at times. We all volunteer on this site so be sure to come back often to look for replies and information here. 

Your form letter won't arrive for about 4 - 5 weeks after he left for BC, it just depends on several factors. 

At 7:07pm on January 20, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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