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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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"I know my son had to do a paper on why he thought he deserved the scholarship. He di…"

Concernedad replied Dec 5, 2011 to ROTC Scholarship question

5 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by NavyMama

"His PIR is Oct. 29th? You mean next year? Surely you mean Dec. 29? Anyway, you may w…"

Concernedad replied Dec 1, 2011 to Join the Navy or Go to College

17 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by Hannah88

"Just my opinion, but I believe your issues are so varied, you should consider them e…"

Concernedad replied Nov 30, 2011 to Join the Navy or Go to College

17 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by Hannah88

"Perhaps not at the moment? That's what he was told, anyway."

Concernedad replied Nov 29, 2011 to Son just signed.....

18 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by wonders520

"Wonders.... I can understand the excitement both you and your soon-to-be-SR are feel…"

Concernedad replied Nov 28, 2011 to Son just signed.....

18 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by wonders520

"I believe this place does free Thanksgiving dinners, and it is very close to the bas…"

Concernedad replied Nov 22, 2011 to Anyone know restraunts in the North Chicago area (Gurnee, Waukegan, Libertyville) that are serving Thanksgiving dinner?

2 Nov 22, 2011

"Call the Navy Lodge now and book reservations. Give them your SR's name and rank."

Concernedad replied Nov 16, 2011 to Haymcdee and Friend Request

4 Nov 23, 2011
Reply by antonija

"Just a few suggestions from someone who has already been there, done that.... Don't…"

Concernedad replied Nov 14, 2011 to Left for bootcamp Nov 1st, already having a hard time...HELP

14 Dec 19, 2011
Reply by short10210

"I'd suggested asking the question here!/NavyRecruitTrain…"

Concernedad replied Nov 9, 2011 to HELP! ID needed for children to attend PIR???

4 Nov 9, 2011
Reply by Concernedad

"I would definitely suggest AGAINST going in as undesignated seaman. If he wants to b…"

Concernedad replied Sep 9, 2011 to I am new here! I need some advice too!!

18 Jan 26, 2012
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