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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.

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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Hello Illinois N4MS Memorial Day is vastly approahing, are they any Moms interested in meeting again?

We near West suburbs had good time meeting last April 2016. Are you all interested in meeting again in June. I wouldn't mind beginning the search and is there anyone wants to partner up with me? What are your ideas?

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Hi! Sorry for the late reply. I would love to get together again. The only Saturday I will be around in June is the 11th. I could do lunch that day. I understand if that day doesn't work for everyone. We go to our TV most weekends in the summer. Just let me know. Doreen
Hi Doreen you are not late
I just throw out the idea to see if anyone wanted to meet again! June 11 sounds good where should we meet, in the same area or another nearby town? I'm completely open.


I would love to meet again!  I am open to location and time. 

I also would love to meet again, but have been out of town several weekends. Not sure yet about the rest of June, but July 2 is possible.

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, I didn't have this on "Following" so I never say the replies.  June 11 has obviously passed us by.

Mama_C when did you want to try to have lunch again?  


I'm sorry I haven't reply
I had unexpected circumstances come up and I could not commit. For month of July 16 or 23rd both are Saturday.

I could meet for lunch on July 16.  Anyone else able to come that day?  

I'd love to meet for lunch 07/16!

Hey Ladies, Go to the Chicago Navy Moms on Facebook. Diane in Wood Dale has invited us over to her house on July 16!



Is the FB group also called
Chicago Area Navy Moms?

"Chicago Navy Moms"


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