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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 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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Hi, Illinois Moms! I live in Central Illinois but grew up and still have family in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Thought it would be great to connect with some local moms!!

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Lunch would be great!

Count me in! We're overdue for a meet and greet!
Welcome! I'm in the Elgin area, although I'm not an Ilinois native. Glad to have you along!
Elgin is not that far!

This is going to sound so cliché...but I'm so excited to see there are so many local moms! My soon-to-be sailor is waiting to take the ASVAB (it keeps getting delayed) but I've been doing my research about what to expect in BC and after. It's going to be so hard to let him go...but I know he needs to experience life; and in the Navy, he will get to do that while collecting a paycheck! I'm so proud of the life choices he has made so far!

So if any of you miss your sailors, or just want to talk about anything in general, I'm here! I'm also on FB!


Im in central Illinois...decatur!

Well, hello!! Decatur is not far at all!!

What does your son/daughter do in the Navy? My son just took the ASVAB last night and did well!! He's going through the physical right now and I'm going to leave about 10am to drive to St. Louis to see him get sworn in!

My son is leaving in 25 days for basic. he took the asvab and the oath last year. He actually signed uo for navy the day of his 17th bday with his dad and I. So we had to wait for him to graduate this may,which he did, and now we wait for him to head out! I am only 2hours from Peoria! I would love to come meet all you ladies too! I need the support badly! I am not doing so well on this.


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