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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 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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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.



Meet & Greet for PIR 6/3/11

Event Details

Meet & Greet for PIR 6/3/11

Time: June 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramanda Inn Waukegan-Gurnee location
Street: 200 N Green Bay Rd
City/Town: Waukegan, Il 60085
Website or Map: http://www.ramadainnwaukegan-…
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, &, greet
Organized By: mmiles 11/186
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2011

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Event Description

A chance for all the moms/Dads, wives/husbands, girl/boyfriends, family and friends of sailors graduating 6/3/11 to finally put a face to the screen name.


Come share some pictures and stories in person. Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Hope to see you there!


You don't need to be a guest of the Ramada to attend this event, it's open to everyone!

Comment Wall


RSVP for Meet & Greet for PIR 6/3/11 to add comments!

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Comment by pmd on May 17, 2011 at 6:25pm

We will be there, 4 guests see you there!

Comment by sallylf50 on May 17, 2011 at 3:38pm
It all depends if my daughter can go and what time our flight will get in.  If we all make it, there will be 4 adults and 1 child. 
Comment by pattyb on May 16, 2011 at 6:44pm
We will be there--my husband and my self. I can't wait
Comment by Shell on May 16, 2011 at 4:22pm
We will have 4 there.
Comment by Claudie-Ship11Div186 on May 15, 2011 at 1:58am
There will be 4 of us.  Hope we make it in time!  We're driving in from AL and will be arriving Thursday afternoon/night.
Comment by Dee on May 13, 2011 at 9:58am

at least 4 maybe more


Comment by triceymom on May 11, 2011 at 6:34pm
Me and My Husband will be there,excited..
Comment by Thomdent (Dustin's mom) on May 9, 2011 at 8:51pm

There will be four of us, can't wait!

Comment by mamasea on May 5, 2011 at 5:52pm
There will be 5 of us there
Comment by gidget on May 3, 2011 at 8:25pm

There wil be 3 of us. I hope we can make it there in time. We will be driving in from Auburn Indiana. Looking forward to meeting everyone!


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