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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





Who wants to make an Illinois N4M site with me? Calling all Illinois Sailor families.

Members: 406
Latest Activity: Apr 7

Discussion Forum

IL Navy Moms

Started by FitBunny. Last reply by chcabr90 Jun 9, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi! New to group

Started by Kyle'sMom (Karen). Last reply by navymommia Jul 15, 2015. 32 Replies

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Comment by Ceej0347 on January 1, 2019 at 2:45pm


Did someone step up to moderate?? Would love to get this page active again!!!

Navysister/mom - welcome!!!! I’m in Schaumburg my son is I. The nuke pipeline. That’s a crazy ride!! Did u get ur call yet????

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on January 1, 2019 at 2:39pm

Happy New Year!!  Yes, I am excited!!  I'm waiting for the "I'm a sailor!" call now.  Probably tomorrow.

Comment by Mammagoose on January 1, 2019 at 9:39am

That sounds cool....I bet you are super excited to see him soon!

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on December 31, 2018 at 11:07pm

Aviation Electronics, Electrical and Computer Systems Technician or AV.  THAT's his title.

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on December 31, 2018 at 11:03pm

All of these terms are so over my head.  My son, in short, will be an Aviation Technician.  Of course, his title is much longer.  His PIR is this Friday.  Then, off to Pensacola.  We're so excited.  His journey is just beginning.

Comment by Mammagoose on December 30, 2018 at 9:16am

My son is in the nuclear operations pipeline.  He’s starting proto type soon.....

It’s a roller coaster for sure.

Comment by carols_kitchen on December 30, 2018 at 9:06am

For a submarine Mom, the pipeline is why we seldom hear from oursailors on deployment. A sub has a limited amount of time to send and receive messages. They have to surface for the internet. 

For someone in boot camp, it may also be part of P or processing days before they start boot camp, as well as days in training. 

For others on ships or land, it may mean something else. 

Our sailor’s PIR was 08-08-08. He plans to leave 01-2019. Already has some companies asking him to work for them. He is a nuke and welder. 

You can ask all the questions you have. That’s what’s good about these groups.  

What is your recruit planning to do?

PS. I am on Molly’s Adopt a Sailor.  More on Facebook, but we have a group on this page. 


Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on December 30, 2018 at 1:15am

What is pipeline?  How long has your kid been in the Navy?

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on December 30, 2018 at 1:14am


Comment by Mammagoose on December 29, 2018 at 6:52pm

Navy sister, I sent a FR


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