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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 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.


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 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 07/10/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 07/10/2015! 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



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Comment by ChristineC on July 8, 2015 at 3:17am

I'm still in research mode for the car.  I'll let you know, especially for future reference for other groups. 

Thinking of you all as you travel!      I'm thankful for you and for this site.  This whole experience has been richer because of you and it would have been so much harder without you.  Safe travels to you and have a wonderful time!!

Comment by cristinab on July 7, 2015 at 11:15pm
My SR was very tired as well we had 30ish minutes. I think it depends on the RdC. No I'm a sailor without prodding hahahha so excited for the ones waiting!!!
Comment by Marybookgirl on July 7, 2015 at 10:59pm

Congratulations to all the new Sailors and their parents. For those of you still waiting for a call, I know you have had a larger burden to bear and I hope that ends soon. I will add that the best advice I read before my Sailor called was to expect the unexpected. My Sailor was so tired he just stuck to business for awhile. In fact it had no traditional "I'm a sailor" moment. Just "I'm done. I got a new hat that say's Navy"...then some random questions about world events: Did the supreme court really legalize same sex marriages for all states...(Don't get political on me but this was good news to him). Did the Rock die...who...the movie guy that was a wrestler? Um, no. Can you bring me some white boxer briefs, my computer and my phone..make sure it's charged? I think I just want to have an awesome dinner and chill at the hotel.

It was so different from any of the other 3 calls we have received. He seemed very tired and said he would just like time to talk to us and use his cell phone. I think as a parent who did not to endure the actual experience of boot camp I expected a totally different excitement level. Just a heads up....and they have 15 min. and the phone will cut off at 15 minutes.

Comment by alabamatlab on July 7, 2015 at 9:39pm
Christine, I'm concerned that the car might be a problem. An option might be to go to one of the hotels and catch the shuttle or talk to Sarge at the meet and greet. I hear Sarge is very helpful.
Comment by ellen0502 on July 7, 2015 at 7:42pm

ChristineC. Good question, and a letter might help. Does your husband have an insurance policy and ID for his car? He should also carry that.

It really is up to the guards at the gate to let the car on to base, or not.

Comment by diannep on July 7, 2015 at 7:27pm

Christine:  Good question....I would contact RTC Public Affairs (email address should be in your form letter) about that.  I feel sure you will need to show your friend's registration, but not sure about insurance....if your coverage would cover in that car so you would just show your proof of insurance.  I would email RTC and ask.

Comment by Devin on July 7, 2015 at 7:24pm
Thank you so much diannep. You have been a blessing along with CatMom and Lemonelephant!!!
Comment by Devin on July 7, 2015 at 7:10pm
Thank you CassieRose :)
Comment by ChristineC on July 7, 2015 at 6:52pm

Will it be a problem if my husband drives a borrowed car onto baseon Friday?  Just wondering because the car papers and insurance won't have his name on them.  Should he get a letter from the car owner or something? 

Comment by CatMom509 on July 7, 2015 at 6:37pm

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!! Safe travels to all to an awesome PIR!!

Remember, PIR is just the beginning of the Navy journey. Keep plugged into Navy for Moms where there are groups for A school, C school, ratings (jobs), bases, ships, states, regional, twins and multiples, and the "Christian Navy Moms" that I am a part of!

Also, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page on Facebook puts up photos from each PIR. If you see your Sailor in a pic or more, you can download it to your own computer by either clicking on the picture, going down to Options and downloading it OR right click, "Save Picture As" to a file on your computer~~


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