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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

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IL Navy Moms

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

Hi! New to group

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Comment by carols_kitchen on August 19, 2008 at 10:54pm
Hi Proud Navy Mom Cindy O'conner. I thought Little Egypt was down in Cairo, IL. Why is your area called thatn?
Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on August 8, 2008 at 6:08pm
Tuesday we sent John and Cori's son Chaz from Geneseo off to boot camp to be a Seal. They are prepared somewhat since they also have a son on a sub, but they know Seal training will challenge them all in a different way. How proud they are! Hopefully, Cori will figure out her computer and join NFM.

With us was our new recruiter. Great guy--he's going to make a difference in this area. He even came to a meeting for organizing Healing Fields Tuesday night.

I invite all of you to "All Era Veterans Healing Field" next week. The opening is Thursday, the 14th at 7pm at Davenport (Iowa)Memorial Park, 1022 E. 39th St. This is an awesome event! One hundred flags will be flying, each one labeled with names of the troops we've lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, but no veteran is forgotten--WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam are recognized, too. Thursday night there will be music, a military representative from the Arsenal speaking, and a Chinook fly over with a flower drop. It will be very moving. Then the healing field is open around the clock till closing on Sunday's ceremony at 4:00.

Last year volunteers read over 3000 names that went on for five hours. One of the few who stayed past midnight during that was the Lt. CDR in the Navy Reserve at the Arsenal. This year instead of reading the names, media personalities are recording the 4000 names so they can be played in the background round the clock.

It's pretty easy to get there--I-80 to Davenport Brady St. exit to Kimberly Rd, left on Kimberly to the second stop light, turn left, right on 39th and the entrance is on the left.
Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on August 6, 2008 at 10:57am
We're in the Quad-cities. Looks like we've got a lot of the state covered.
Comment by carols_kitchen on July 27, 2008 at 6:51pm
We live in southwestern Illinois, but would like to chat with anyone on the N4M site who also resides in Illinois.

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