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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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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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ALUMNI OF PIR 01/16/2015 TG 10 - 7 Divisions (061-066, and 910)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/16/2015 TG 10 - 7 Divisions (061-066, and 910)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 01/16/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 01/16/2015! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP

N4M's Community Guidelines

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 910

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Martha Jan 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 063 and 064 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by NavysisterDIV064 Jan 14, 2015. 16 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 061 and 062 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by robin918 Jan 13, 2015. 55 Replies

Division 062- battlestation

Started by navy2014. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 10, 2015. 3 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 8, 2015. 9 Replies

Flight Info Card

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 7, 2015. 0 Replies


Started by CatMom509 Dec 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 065 and 066 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by RV_Mom and Dad Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by CatMom509 on January 21, 2015 at 6:50pm

Movin' on too.  Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!!

Comment by diannep on January 21, 2015 at 11:41am

You are very welcome, My2BoyzMom!  So glad you had such a wonderful time! 

I'm leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on January 20, 2015 at 4:27am


You're so very welcome!  Love your detailed feedback of your time with your new Sailor too.  Oh, how cool that waitress was to give your son that awesome recognition!  How was the food at The Shanty, by the way??

Comment by Mitch's_mom on January 19, 2015 at 9:21pm
Catmom, you are so welcome and thank you!
Comment by My2BoyzMom on January 19, 2015 at 8:45pm

Before we all head our separate ways to join groups for our new sailor's A schools, I want to say thank you to everyone for the great questions, super answers from the leader moms and support from everyone this past 8+ weeks.

PIR was everything I had hoped for and more. We just happened to sit by three other families from Colorado. Who knew! Our sailors even knew each other. :)

We stayed at Navy Lodge and it was great. We had a room with three beds and a separate living room and kitchen, stocked with fridge, dishes and pots and pans. We brought our sailor back with us after PIR and we made lunch and listened to his stories. He was glad to have a nice meal with us. I loved having the kitchen to cook for him, but he wanted to try a steak house he heard about (called The Shanty) for dinner so we headed that way and he told more stories. I couldn't get enough!

The community around the base was also wonderful. A waitress at the restaurant stopped to talk with our sailor and congratulate him and after our meal, she brought him a dessert (his favorite-chocolate lava cake) and announced to the entire restaurant that we had a new sailor with us. Everyone applauded (I cried).

The next day, we went to the airport and waited with him for his early flight, savoring every moment we could get. I was so very glad to know about what to do and what to expect because of the guidance here! Thank you!

The time went so fast. I am jealous of those who had extended time over the weekend because their sailor was staying at Great Lakes. My son did call again today because it is a holiday, so he had the day off. He was thankful to have the extra day to get his things in order and he's ready for school tomorrow!

The words thank you just don't seem sufficient to express my gratitude for those here. You helped make our time in Great Lakes so much more than I ever could have hoped for!!!

Comment by CatMom509 on January 19, 2015 at 8:08pm


Thank you so much for the really detailed feedback on your weekend with your new Sailor!!  So glad he got that time of refreshment and sounds like he wants to be ready for his A school~~  Blessings to you and safety on your way back home!!

Comment by CatMom509 on January 19, 2015 at 8:04pm

Hello Friends!

     "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and

      wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works,

      and that my soul knows very well."

                                                       Psalm 139:14

Comment by diannep on January 19, 2015 at 3:56pm

Mitch's_mom:  Thanks so much for the info on Navy Lodge.  We are advising future PIR groups not to stay there if their sailors are staying in GL for A School.   Sad that it is happening since Navy Lodge is a great place to stay, but better to be safe than sorry! 

So glad you had so much fun with your new sailor!  Thanks for all of the info here.  By the way, we stayed at Residence also back in 2010 and liked it as well.  We flew so couldn't bring our dogs, but someone had a beautiful Golden Retriever there....sigh....made me miss my dogs! 

Comment by Mitch's_mom on January 19, 2015 at 9:11am
It was everything I thought it would be. PIR was fantastic, although rather warm. I had a heavy sweater on, and was melting. They definitely had the heat turned up. My son is staying in GL for A school. He was relieved I didn't book a room at the Navy Lodge, as he was told ge wouldn't be able to go there, and they no longer give out chits (special permission) to go there. So, for future Sailors staying in GL for A school, the Navy Lodge is off limits. However, Sailors who are flying out can can go there, and I've heard all good things about it. We stayed at the Residence Inn, it was awesome. They were very nice. They hung a banner on our door, they gave a great free breakfast. We were allowed to bring our dog, (we drove here.) It was plenty big enough for my Sailor to relax. We got a 2 bedroom, as his girlfriend came with us too. I cooked him 2 meals right in the room. He really just wanted to chill out at the hotel. On Friday we picked him back up at about 3:30, then we went back to the room. I cooked him dinner. Saturday, we went to see a movie and out to dinner. Sunday he just wanted to stay at the hotel and relax. Since today is a Holiday, he has liberty again, but needs to get some stuff done before tomorrow. We are planning on going by the base to give him one last hug, and then we'll be in our way. We were planning on spending a half day with him today, but he called late last night and and said he has to get caught up and get stuff done. He doesn't want to be behind. Love him! :-) We had a wonderful relaxing time!
Comment by CatMom509 on January 19, 2015 at 3:07am

How was it ladies??  Also want to follow up on the Navy Lodge situation.  Were Sailors in Great Lakes A school allowed to visit you there?  Thanks for any feedback you can provide!


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