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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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Just got my letter from our SR made us so happy :)!  Heading to Great Lakes for the PIR in April and can't wait to see him.

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Just printed off my gate passes. I am ready now!

I found another picture of my son!!!! Here is a link maybe some of the rest of you can find your SR...... Firefighting Training!/photo.php?fbid=10150683415804651&id=324592704650&set=a.10150683412344651.417615.324592704650&__user=100001461739065i

Has anybody from 02/922 heard a specific date from your SR?  The list sent out doesn't specify for our div.  Please message me if you know.  I am dieing to find out.

6 days.. Ugh, cant wait........

I just started a discussion in the 4/6 group looking for pictures from their PIR.  Hoping we will get glimpses of our loved ones.

Ok great... Thank you..... 6 days!!!
Very busy getting packed, we leave Wed. Am for our 14 he drive, will be my favorite Road Trip... Happy Easter To All.

I'm laughing because I finally made the connection.  I saw you on facebook mention your SR was chorus and asked you to send a friend request.  We've been communicating on here all along and I thought I'd found somebody new!  Then I noticed the name on here and made the connection.

Yes, actually just got off the phone with my SR........ Said Captains Cup was fun... And they were all enjoying some whatever time!!!! I was so HAPPY and shocked when I saw the # (worried) also, but was a "Whats Up, Mom?" Call!!!!!!!! Sounded great!! Getting ready for BS... 6 days and. I can see you!! Love that boy...

922 did not win Captains Cup but they still got to go to Recruit Heaven and I got to talk to my SR for about 45 minutes.  I held it together until we got off the phone!!!  Have a definite date for BS21 now.  It is the second day we were discussing, not the first.

Got to talk to my SR for about an hour today.  It was wonderful!  She doesn't start A School until a week or so after PIR so she doesn't know if she will be held at Great Lakes a little longer or fly to San Antonio after graduation.  She said she will find out mid-week.  She is excited about BS but a little nervous too.  She was thrilled to get to eat Subway today and she was enjoying a Butterfingers Bar while we talked.  Funny how we miss the little things in life!   Friday cannot get here fast enough to suit me.  

So happy for you ML, can't wait 2 days headed for my boy (SR ) (Man).. Will always be my little boy!!! Miss him so much, tears every two seconds!!! Ugh... Can't see!_! Just need Friday to get here.

This week is going to seem l-o-n-g.  I told my SR that I was going to have to go to A School with her.  Ha!Ha!

It's going to be hard saying hello and they good-by again so soon, but at least we will get to message and phone.  I'm looking forward to meeting all of you guys that have helped me keep my sanity for these last 8 weeks.  I don't know what I would have done without you!


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