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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Moms with Seaman Recruits Soon to be Sailors going to GREAT LAKES A-SCHOOL after PIR

Hi Families just wanted to start a group here for the A School Great Lakes Group? 

Maybe we could state our SR's job goal.

My Son is Damage control and A school will be in Great Lakes.  I do not know the length of school yet, SR said he would be graduating in Feb-Mar.  Excited for it all.  God Bless all, cant wait to get that call that he earned his BALL CAP  and perhaps sheds his first tear, and he can say proudly "I am a Sailor"

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Calry...yes we have "talked' on n4m before. I live in Maricopa (Pinal County) . We are flying to Midway.How 'bout you?


OOOH!!! Youre soo right!! Im sorry, Im very embarrassed.

I am flying into Milwaukee and driving to GL. REALLY REALLY hoping and praying for good weather. Being a zonie Ive never had to drive in the snow!! Very scared!

My daughter's A school is fire control.  Anybody else have a kid in fire control?
My daughter is also FC.
My daughter is also in ship12 div 36.  Are you the mom of the other girl from Co Spgs?
my son is also going to school in Great lakes, he will be a hospital corpsmen, he will be done in proud! i cant wait to hear his voice when he makes it too!!

Hey everyone!


Nice to see familiar faces on here :) My husband is going into ET (i think) and he said he will be in GL til September. Also on Christmas Day, I was told by him that he wouldn't have overnight liberty during PIR weekend. I hope that changes though!!



Does any one know what we can bring to our sailor for after PIR?  I've heard there is a place across the street that you can rent locked boxes until they can have access to their more civilian stuff.  Lap tops, phones, civy clothes???
I have no idea. he says he wants computer, phone etc, but i think they have to go in lock box for a few days???  Not sure.  i am packing up some civilian clothes and electric razor, stuff like that.  Hope he can keep them.
They will have to be locked up probably. I too wish I knew when they can have civies etc. My SR said he would just go out and buy more later when they are allowed. I think that is kind of a waste when he has so many very nice civies he can use. I have heard things do not just loosen up right away. They do not get to wear civies right away. lockngo is on facebook it is about 5 a day but they do have a 30 day price I THINK.  Oh I beleive that laptop phone are allowed right away. Does anyone know when they move if on base? Does it depend on shp/div or job?
I'm sooo excited to pack up my daughter's stuff----we're getting closer to seeing them all!!!!!!

My daughter will be going to A school on 1-12-11 But she is placed on hold until 2-14-11 then she can start her 4 week school for BM. shes not sure what she is going to be doing for a month. My daughter left me a bot with some things in it for me to send her when she was in A school, I'm bringing them up there so she can have it have ASAP. She told me about the lockers that they can rent, so thats what she wants to do.


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