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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 Peggles (Ship04/Div819) on July 28, 2011 at 9:23pm
Hello Everyone !! We made our arrangements today for PIR. We also will be staying at the Ramada in Waukegan. Flying up from New Orleans Wednesday to Friday. What are these t-shirts everyone is refering to?
Comment by al0251 on July 27, 2011 at 8:51pm
I already made reservations at the Ramada can't wait
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on July 27, 2011 at 1:29pm
Looking forward to seeing you, we fly in from Charlotte Wed. Gotta order those t-shirts!
Comment by kresgeball Div 291 PIR 9/9/11 on July 27, 2011 at 11:54am
We are going to drive. It looks like it is going to be a 11 hour drive for us, but there are 4 of us and it is quite constly to fly!! So, our plan is to drive to Akron Tues night, stay there and then get up early Wed and make the rest of the trip. Should be fun....
Comment by Regina on July 27, 2011 at 11:35am
kresgeball- Are you close enough to drive or will you be flying ? We can drive, it's about a 5 to 6 hour drive.  Not to bad.
Comment by kresgeball Div 291 PIR 9/9/11 on July 27, 2011 at 10:06am
Yes! I made our reservation yesterday. It will be my husband, myself and out SR 2 younger siblings. I am hopinf we will have our tshirst by then so we can wear them at check in!! This way other parents will know we are all there for the same reason!!
Comment by Regina on July 27, 2011 at 9:38am
Are you guys staying at the Ramada Inn?  We are, my husband, older son and myself.
Comment by Momnbama on July 26, 2011 at 5:26pm

got ours last sunday.... Cant wait either..!!!!

Comment by kresgeball Div 291 PIR 9/9/11 on July 26, 2011 at 12:40pm
Just reserved our room! Can't wait to meet some of you!!!

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