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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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If you want to see great 4/6 pics, especially band, send Facebook friend request to Karen Rich Sasway.

Well Ladies it has been 8 weeks since we started this journey with our sailors.  What a transition it has been for all of us.   My husband and I had a conversation of over 1 hr the other day with our son.  He sounded wonderful!  Our son will be going on to Washington DC from Great Lakes to be part of the Ceremonial Guard there.  We couldn't be prouder of this accomplishment for him.  We look forward to seeing him and celebrating with him his accomplishment this Friday in Great Lakes.  As I type this I am packing and looking at all the Meet and Greets going on while we are there.  I hope to meet you at some of them.  To all of you attending I wish you safe travels, if you are someone on here who can't attend and would like for me to try to pass a message to your son/daughter let me know, I would be more than happy to try to do that for you.

See you soon..............



Tammy Torrella of Naples Florida

Hello everyone and congrats to you all and your new Sailors, My daughter has PIR on April 27th, but she performed in the Sate Flag presentation for your PIR, she will also be in the one next Friday. Thanks to Teacher Mom I did get to see my daughter perform. If any of you have photos that you would not mind sharing it would be so much appreciated. I miss her so much and the 27th cant get here fast enough. Please tell all your Sailors I said THANKS for their service.


Thank you Littleone. You have no idea how much this means to me. 2 More weeks


your welcome!  and feel free to share them :-)

Thanks for sharing, this will be my family next Friday 4-20-2012

Like SRMom my son will be there next Friday and so will we, thank you for sharing these pictures. It makes things seem so much closer time wise. Congratulations to all of you and your new SAILORS!


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