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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Event Details

PIR 09/01/11 Meet and Greet

Time: August 31, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Rd.
City/Town: Waukegan IL
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, n, greet
Organized By: FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2011

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Event Description


Wednesday Night 08/31/2011

6-8 pm

Ramada Waukegan

200 N. Green Bay Rd.


All family members/friends of those in PIR 08/26 are welcome!

There will be appetizer serve and a cash bar. If you are staying at this hotel , you will get 2 free drink vouchers.

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Comment by Dusty D. - Navy Mom on August 29, 2011 at 2:08pm
My daughter said she has became really good friends with another girl from DIV 281, Ship 11. I don't want to post the name on here, but her last name starts with a "G". My daughter wanted me to try to connect with her at the Meet N Greet. If you think that it may be you, please send me a message. Thanks - Dusty
Comment by Dusty D. - Navy Mom on August 29, 2011 at 2:02pm
Sorry to hear that you ladies aren't going to make it to the Meet n Greet. I hope I make it in time to attend. I can hardly wait to see my daughter Thursday!
Comment by Hazard77098 on August 29, 2011 at 9:42am
 flight gets in from Houston after 9pm , sorry I will miss y'all :)
Comment by avasmooch on August 28, 2011 at 11:35pm

just found out that my flight will not be in until 7:30! :( unfortunately, we will be unable to attend. Have a few for me!


Comment by Dusty D. - Navy Mom on August 28, 2011 at 3:42pm


When I ordered my DIV shirt, they said it was gonna be six weeks.  I won't have mine in time, but I wanted it anyways.  Just wish I could have got it sooner for the trip.


Comment by Momnbama on August 26, 2011 at 6:29pm
Comment by Peggles (Ship04/Div819) on August 26, 2011 at 7:24am
My T-shirt order got screwed up !!   : (  boo hoo hoo.....but will still be there ...getting excieted....heard that they do not use the term Grad-n-go anymore....thought my SR would leave for Pensacola on Friday but not so sure so proud of my son I could burst !!
Comment by avasmooch on August 25, 2011 at 11:18pm
I am in school FT from 8-4pm that day. First day of the session. It is according to the flight we can get. I would really like to attend. :(
Comment by Navymom on August 25, 2011 at 9:14pm
We will be arriving early Wed. morning so we look forward to attending the meet and greet. I am so excited to go to this PIR to honor our brave sons and daughters who have succeeded in this challenge. I cannot wait to see my son and give him a great big hug. See you all soon!! What a great day it will be!!
Comment by Dusty D. - Navy Mom on August 23, 2011 at 3:18pm
Thanks for all your help!  After I posted that I needed the information, I found it.  Thanks so much though.  I can't wait until 9-1-11.  Hope I make it to the Meet and Greet next week.  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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