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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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My son arrived at Great Lakes on 4/13/11 we got 15 second phone call that he arrived safe. Is there any Navy Moms out with same Ship/Div? I know no news is good news.. I am already looking forward to PIR on 6/10/11... I especially did not like "The Box" naturally, I went through my SR's pocket hoping to find a note!  His jeans were all rolled UP!  It made me wonder what he went through before taking those clothes off.. I got the form letter... Thank god for this website.... I am absoutely hooked!!!


Proud SMom of SR at SHIP 11 DIV 195

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thank you lemon!!!
My husband is in the same division as your son. .  My husbands jeans were rolled up as well and i was really confused! Why was this?
They must have been going through something before taking off their clothes... My son said that they were up for fourty hours straight and he wrote... The only thing that blowed was staying up for 40 hours on the first day! Hahahaha.... They read/write their mail on Sundays we usually get them Wed/Thurs... You can ask your husband about the rolled up jeans... I wonder if our boys got their peanut butter shot... its a shot up their butt.  I heard it was painful..

My fiance is also in 195, he told me about shots in his cheeks lol and biceps, ouch!

3 Weeks down, 5 to go

I've always heard there pants are rolled up when they get on that machine that measures their feet for their boots. 

My son's were rolled up too but that was 1-1/2 years ago I know I'm still here and I am totally hooked on this site.  Welcome!  You should be getting a phone call this week if this is week 3  look for the "847" area code and most on the time the 3rd week call is on a Thursday.  Good Luck 


thank you so much for this information! hopefully we will be getting the call on thursday! :)
Thanks for the heads up about the "847" area code!!! When I saw it appear on my TV I flew to the phone! I knew it was my SR LOL.. ofc my other boy got to the phone first... and said that our SR sounds wonderful and is having the time of his life... no complaints... Thank God.... HooYah!
So they already got the peanut butter shot. OUCH
Ohhh I look forward to my SR's call!!!!! We are half way there MOMS!


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