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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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Moms of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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Latest Activity: Jan 11

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Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 19, 2021. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

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Comment by Wendy on September 18, 2021 at 8:17am
Thank you @shawnmom I will definitely keep trying!
Comment by ShawnMom on September 18, 2021 at 12:27am

Wendy, don’t give up on the lodge quite yet. Make a reservation elsewhere that you can cancel and keep checking the lodge. Things change there frequently. 

Comment by JayDee659 on September 17, 2021 at 10:49pm

Oleander, that door!  It gets me every time.  I feel a little teary just thinking about it. 

Comment by Wendy on September 17, 2021 at 8:58pm
@oleander ❤️
Comment by Oleander on September 17, 2021 at 8:07pm

Hi all,

JayDee we took the shuttle both ways - it did delay us getting out of there but we didn't mind. Our sailor stayed in GL for A school and we planned the whole weekend with her. I suppose it would make a huge difference if a sailor had to be at the airport the same day.

Wendy, Anna is absolutely right - definitely build in extra time. Worst case scenario you get up an hour early but you probably won't sleep much anyway knowing you get to see your sailor!!! Be sure to bring tissues. It's really emotional when that door rolls up and you see marching boots! 

Comment by JayDee659 on September 17, 2021 at 5:12pm

Anna, good thought about covid changing things. Ugh, when will it end?  I'm glad that PIR is back!

Something that I was told was that if you take a shuttle or bus to PIR it might delay your getting out of there as you have to wait to be picked up. I guess there are pluses and minuses each way. 

Comment by Wendy on September 17, 2021 at 4:51pm
Thank you Anna, very helpful!
Comment by Anna on September 17, 2021 at 3:44pm


You got some good advice on places to research for hotels.  It's been many years since my daughter's PIR and then after that I lived in the Waukegan area. But with all that's gone on in our country in the past year and 1/2 I wonder how many places have changed from what they were.  We stayed in a nice Sleep Inn close to the base.  Do keep in mind that traffic in and around that area on the day of PIR can be insane.  Not only do you have all the extra visitors trying to get to base that morning but you also have several large businesses in that area and the traffic can really back up quickly.  Always build in a little extra time for that.  Also, back when I lived there the cars would be lined up to get on base before the gate even opened and you do have to go through security, so that creates a time delay also!!! Even if you take a taxi or a shuttle you will still all be in the same traffic!!!  Just info to help you be prepared!!!!   After you've gone through PIR feel free to give an updated perspective on how things went!!!!

Comment by Wendy on September 17, 2021 at 11:00am
Thank you everyone!
Comment by Chipmunk on September 17, 2021 at 8:17am

Wendy - be sure to check out K⚓ 's post on the BC Mom group as to where she stayed. She just posted it this morning. 


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