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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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PIR---(Pass In Review) (500)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Our PIR experiences and tips

Hi Folks.  We were at our first PIR on January 8, 2016 and would like to share our experiences in hopes it will help out new Navy families.…

Started by Heidi W.

160 May 21
Reply by lemonelephant

What is a railguard during PIR graduation?

My son is in the 900 Division and told me he will be a railguard during his PIR graduation. I have found information about some of the Recr…

Started by Terry

4 Jun 23, 2022
Reply by Chipmunk

Updated PIR Weekend Suggestions and Advice?

Hello everyone! We are going to the PIR Graduation on 4/3/20 and love all of the information on this site. Even after sifting through the d…

Started by phils434

6 Mar 16, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)


Hi there having issues downloading access forms for graduation would some one be able to please email me the forms…

Started by Sandy

0 Aug 8, 2021

Will my sailors sibling be allowed at Graduation if he has a warrant for an old traffic ticket

Will my sailors brother be allowed at her Graduation if he has a warrant for an old traffic ticket?  We just found out about it and are not…

Started by Sarah

10 Feb 6, 2020
Reply by Sarah

Paying toll in Illinois

So i got a rental car for the PIR trip. And i remember i drove pass 6-7 tolls.  I call the Toll Road assistant already but having BiG troub…

Started by Kristy

3 Jan 30, 2020
Reply by Tittansmom

Transportation Needs..

Three of us will be flying in to Milwaukee on Wed. 2/6/19 and plan on using Sarge's Navy Taxi to get to the hotel and then back to Midway o…

Started by LSU~Navy~Mom

10 Nov 19, 2019
Reply by Phoenixmom

My experience at PIR June 22, 2018

Just returned from my son's PIR and wanted to share a few of my thoughts.  We had a wonderful time and I am extremely proud of my sailor!  …

Started by thescbelle

21 Nov 19, 2019
Reply by Kristy

Travel Arrangements

so I have not heard a word from my son, I have no idea if he chose my guest or his dads side of the family. when is the latest i can book h…

Started by Sailormom01

7 Oct 22, 2019
Reply by SherylJ


Woo hoo! I got a copy of the PIR letter! My son graduates on November 1, 2019!! I immediately placed a letter in the mail to him, I hope to…

Started by Sailormom01

12 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by STP0203


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