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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

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

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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PIR 06/17/2011

TG31: 9 Div (203-210, 931)

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2012

Discussion Forum

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jma1216 Ship 2 Div 940 Aug 21, 2011. 10 Replies

The Silo in Lake Bluff in Gurnee…Continue


Started by Angel W ProudMom. Last reply by bussinbier, Ship 09, Div. 208 Jul 12, 2011. 1 Reply

 Anyone have someone in school there.


Started by Cathy ship09/div205/pir06/17/11. Last reply by Luvnsupport Jun 16, 2011. 130 Replies

Hi, I'm looking for any other families who have someone on Ship 09/Division 205. Continue

Ship 09 Div 206 PIR

Started by momtobps. Last reply by tysmom Jun 14, 2011. 14 Replies

Hi, My son is ship 09 div 206 with a PIR date of 061711, looking for other families.  We are not familiar with the Great Lakes area, and will be traveling from San Diego, CA.  Look forward to getting…Continue

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Comment by Donna (Christopher's Mom) on December 17, 2011 at 7:10am
That is so wonderful. Your Sailor is home. Enjoy your time!!!!
Comment by MamaCindy (MMW TM) on December 16, 2011 at 11:22pm
LIKE!!! Can't believe it's been that long since you've seen him! What a journey you two have been on! We've been truly blessed to be so close to ours. Hope your family has a GLORIOUS Christmas!
Comment by KC'smom on December 16, 2011 at 11:28am

My son.... is on my couch.... right now!!!!!  First time since April 20th, 2011. This is awesome!! He's sleeping b/c he took an overnight flight. 

Comment by Donna (Christopher's Mom) on November 2, 2011 at 1:24pm
Too funny!! I have a countdown app also. 50 days.
Tony is definitely determined.
Comment by KC'smom on November 2, 2011 at 11:19am
By the way, I found an 'app' on my phone called the countdown widget. So, now on my cell phone home screen I have the KC countdown to when he comes home for Christmas!!!  Just like the countdown we had for PIR!!  hahaha. 44 days left!!
Comment by KC'smom on November 2, 2011 at 11:17am
Audrey, that is sad and hilarious at the same time. Reminds me of the commercial with the squirrels giving eachother high 5's!!!!  Poor Tony. What determination!  hee hee.
Comment by Audrey on November 1, 2011 at 7:02pm
I just talked (for over an hour) with Tony.  During his last PFA, he passed out after finishing his pushups and split his chin.  He got up puring blood and, despite the pleas of his fellow sailors to go to the medic, and set off for his run to finish the PFA.  He was a little dizzy, pouring blood down the front of his shirt, but making good time on the run UNTIL, a squirrel ran out of the woods and began to run around him and zigzag between his feet for over a minute!  About the time Tony swung his leg back to drop-kick the little beast, it ran off into the woods.  Tony started running again and actually finished the course.  He missed the time by a few seconds but his fellow sailors admired his determination.  That's my sailor!
Comment by KC'smom on October 20, 2011 at 8:33pm
6 months ago today, my boy was sworn in to the US Navy. I have only seen him 9 hours since that day. I really miss him. But, man am I proud!!!!
Comment by Navymom on September 16, 2011 at 5:34am

Cory's mom


My daughter Arianna is still in Great Lakes also.  She starts A school the end of September.  She has told me it is getting colder there and had me send her winter coat up already!  She is so busy.  Can only get in touch with her on the weekends now.  She is starting night classes at the end of September and not looking forward to it.  I wonder if they know each other.  She is an ET.  So glad to hear all of our sailors are doing well.  God Bless

Comment by Navymom on September 16, 2011 at 5:30am

Hello FCmom

My daughter Arianna is also still at Great Lakes.  She will be starting 
A school sometime the end of September too.  I wonder if they know each other.  She said it has already started getting cold there and had me send her winter coat to her!   I miss her terribly, can't wait until December when they get time to come home.  I hate to rush Christmas but in this case it can't get here soon enough.  Is your daughter busy?  Mine is so hard to get in touch with.  So happy to hear everyone's sailors are doing well.  God Bless. 


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