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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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I know we are all overjoyed about our sailors coming home after PIR so let's get all of our questions answered here.




Recruits graduating Dec. 17 & 22 will be granted leave and will be able to travel home.  Those graduating Dec. 17 will have their leave expire on Dec. 28.  Recruits graduating Dec. 22 will be granted leave that will expire Jan. 2.  Recruits are responsible for paying their own way from RTC to their home and then pay for their way from home to their next command for A School.  Once they are at their next command, they may request to be reimbursed for part of the travel costs.




Recruit Training command

Public Affairs Office

USS Yorktown (Bldg 7330)

Great Lakes, IL 60088


Office - (847)688-2405   



Traveling home the Sailors will be required to wear their uniforms because they have not phased in at A School.  A letter will be given letting them know what is allowed and not allowed while on Leave.  They cannot drive a car or consume alcoholic beverages while on Leave.


Our Sailors will not be allowed to bring their cars to A School.


This is a work in progress and I will try to answer questions as they become available to me.

Have a good day.  Kathy 

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So if my SR is flying home then driving to grandparents and her dads do they need to let them know we are driving to grandparents and to see her dad then going to fly back to my home then to GL for A school?
Karen K's mom,

It couldn't hurt to include all the information. I would say better safe having more than what you need, than not enough.

CJ 's mom you should she who might be driving by your area. Lots of people are driving in. Post your town and see what happens. TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE DRIVING CHECK OUT HER POST IF SHE RESPONDS!!! HELP A MOM OUT
I have sent the information to the scheduling office email address and have not yet received a confirmation they have received it. Do they confirm they have received it through email?

yes, they do
I will just wait, thank you.

There was a post from RTC on their Facebook page that asked everyone to have patience because they are processing over 1500 requests. I think they have only been contacting people, right now, if there was a problem.
A lot of people have not received confirmation, but I wouldn't worry.

Ok thanks, will just continue to wait.
I am going with ,"if I don't hear otherwise...all is good"
Wendi - That sounds like a great plan. They said they will let you know if there is a problem. I'm sure the people who work in the scheduling office cringed when they heard about the Holiday Stand Down! Susan
donnaq if your son is graduating Dec 22 here is the link to your PIR group


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