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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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kisses0608's Discussions (17)

Discussions Replied To (13) Replies Latest Activity

"yea i believe so..are you going to their PIR?"

kisses0608 replied May 26, 2010 to Anyone who their loved one's PIR is on 6/4/10?

5 May 30, 2010
Reply by Liz L ship 07 div 205

"well yea hes not grad and go, so i will have more time to spend with him,"

kisses0608 replied May 21, 2010 to Help on transportation!! Anyone PLEASE!

4 May 21, 2010
Reply by kisses0608

"Thanks for aLL your help. I inquire on the taxi and its 85 bucks from the O'hare air…"

kisses0608 replied May 20, 2010 to Help on transportation!! Anyone PLEASE!

4 May 21, 2010
Reply by kisses0608

"Go take the Chicago O'hare airport because its closer than any airport. And I think…"

kisses0608 replied May 17, 2010 to Ahhh need any Illinois info please!

4 May 18, 2010
Reply by I_love_Thomas

"yea I got his address from the letter he sent. Anyway, thanks for the help."

kisses0608 replied May 17, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010

"when did they send it to you?"

kisses0608 replied May 16, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010

"How far does the Residence Inn from the boot camp?"

kisses0608 replied May 16, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010

"Thanks. That will help!"

kisses0608 replied May 16, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010

"I am from Houston, TX"

kisses0608 replied May 16, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010

"Thanks for all who replied..well yea I meant in Great Lakes, not in Chicago..haha..A…"

kisses0608 replied May 16, 2010 to Address. HELP!

14 Jun 6, 2010


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