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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.

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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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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Enjoy Good Food and Memories @ Full Moon Family Restaurant! (THURSDAY'S-SUNDAY'S)

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Enjoy Good Food and Memories @ Full Moon Family Restaurant! (THURSDAY'S-SUNDAY'S)

Time: November 2, 2017 to November 2, 2018
Location: Full Moon Family Restaurant
Street: 1300 N Skokie Hwy
City/Town: Lake Bluff
Website or Map:
Phone: 8476890733
Event Type: navy4moms, meet, &amp, greet, @, full, moon, family, restaurant
Organized By: peterp
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2018

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We are located 1 mile from the naval base and for the past 30+ years, we have tried keeping reasonable prices and quality entrees for our visitors, including all our men and women in the services.  We are proud of our military and that makes us strive to keep them and their families satisfied.  We are open 24/7 and never close.  We offer a variety of different food.  From breakfast to sandwiches, black angus burgers, salads, numerous home cut steaks, pasta's, seafood and some ethnic foods like stir fry and gyros, plus many more.  

We also offer delivery to nearby Hotels! Call for more information.

We have served FREE THANKSGIVING DINNERS since 1980! We are honored that we are located a mile away from the Navy Base and get the opportunity to serve or Navy! We also encompass Greek hospitality and we mean it.  We will greet you with a friendly smile and try to make your experience a pleasurable one.  

Every Thursday or any day prior to graduation, we have our Navy Meet and Greet for the graduates family at Flanagan's Bar and Grille located at 3201 N Buckley Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064.  We start at 3PM and extend late into the night.  We will provide you with some helpful information, handouts and answer your questions.

When you arrive at your hotel and get settled in, don't forget to come by Flanagan's to relax after your trip. Come in for some good food, drinks, sports, Illinois Triple7 Gaming (slots/poker), and much more.  You can enjoy yourself at our place, and enjoy our reasonable prices.  We are located close to most of the hotels where most of the PIR visitors stay.  The taxi fares from most of the other hotels outside the immediate Navy Base area are reasonable.  If you are renting a car, or driving into town, even easier.  Call us ahead or just walk in.  When you arrive, please tell your hosts you are here for the PIR or you are family of a navy graduate to get a free appetizer.

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Comment by April on October 6, 2018 at 1:07pm
This is awesome

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