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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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ALUMNI of PIR 03/29/2013 TG 20 6 Divisions (131-134, 807 & 920)


ALUMNI of PIR 03/29/2013 TG 20 6 Divisions (131-134, 807 & 920)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/21/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 61
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 03/29/2013!

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.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 920

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by SYNTIA (Ship 02 DIV 920) Mar 30, 2013. 19 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 807

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM) Mar 29, 2013. 41 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 131 and 132 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by RollTidesMom ship14 div 132 Mar 26, 2013. 104 Replies

^^^^^ Carpooling to GL from the airports ^^^^

Started by diannep. Last reply by Gatorfan ship14 div132 Mar 23, 2013. 8 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Cybermom Mar 21, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Marsha86. Last reply by SYNTIA (Ship 02 DIV 920) Mar 15, 2013. 5 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 03/29/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 19, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Craig on March 21, 2013 at 9:07am

Man this is great! ~ha....
I will NEVER look at y'all sailors the same in their PT gear... They're Minions !!!
Send this to your sailors, they will get a huge laugh....

(for those that don't know, Minions are from the Universal Pictures comedy movie "Despicable Me"...)

Comment by lavendergrl8 on March 21, 2013 at 8:24am

Good Morning!!!! :0) :0) 

Comment by diannep on March 21, 2013 at 7:40am

I think your assumption is correct, Mavis!  Glad it gave you some peace of mind!

MartiB:  Only your SR can tell you what the password is.  According to the form letter from RTC, this word is not to be shared  I'm glad that he found the letter!!! My suggestion was going to be to ask your new sailor when she calls after BattleStations (she would have been the one who wrote it in).  Sooo....for anyone missing the password to download the RTC gate pass, be sure to ask your new sailor for it when they call.

Good Morning Everyone!

Comment by MartiB_TX on March 21, 2013 at 7:11am

Whew - got up this morning and had a call from my S-I-L and he had found the letter and password.  Great, one less worry:-)

Good morning to all!

Comment by MartiB_TX on March 21, 2013 at 12:25am

My S-I-L has misplaced the letter with the password on it.  How do we get the password since I am not sure we will hear from her before PIR.  Her husband works and can't have his cell phone at work.  Do they have any say in what time they call with the "i'm a sailor" call?  If she calls too early she will not get to talk to anyone.

Comment by MartiB_TX on March 20, 2013 at 10:44pm


Got my blue candle ready!  Battle Stations will be here before we know it!

Comment by CatMom509 on March 20, 2013 at 10:42pm


You should hear from your SR either within the next couple of days if they earn reward flags for their division for drill, barracks, academics, etc...  Sometimes the RDCs use calls to the families as a reward for the divisions working well together.  If not, then for sure you will hear from them when they finish Battlestations and are officially a United States Sailor!!

Comment by diannep on March 20, 2013 at 10:29pm

You're welcome, HuskyMom!

Mavis, be careful calling the number back....because....occasionally an RDC will answer when you do that...and guess what?  When you ask for your SR, that SR gets in trouble!  Glad that no one answered it this time.  But also glad you found he was calling from his ship and not medical! 

Lala, not sure I handled it well, but had no choice!  I was pretty freaked out...when he didn't leave a message.  I was such a newbie that I had no clue about anything at the time.  It was not fun!  :-)

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on March 20, 2013 at 9:34pm

Diannep you handled that better than I would have. I am sure I would have been freaking out. Glad it was automated Mavis, the don't seem to like when we moms call back. But we can't help it, we are Moms and it's what we do lol.

Comment by diannep on March 20, 2013 at 8:07pm

...sometimes they can have more than one "need info" call.  Let's hope that he gets to call back soon.  I had a missed call like that when my son was there....I freaked out with no message.  Then I googled the number and it came from the Medical Center at RTC.  YIKES!  I didn't hear from him for a good while longer.  When he finally called, I asked what that was.  He said that he was in Medical and they had a question about something on his records, but figured it out. know how you are feeling!   Hang in there...and I hope you hear something soon.


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