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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 07/25/2014 TG 37 - 7 Divisions (225-230, and 937)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/25/2014 TG 37 -  7 Divisions (225-230, and 937)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on July 25, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 07/25/2014!

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


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jul 22, 2014. 5 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jul 11, 2014. 6 Replies

PIR July 25, 2014

Started by MI Mom. Last reply by MI Mom Jun 21, 2014. 5 Replies


Started by scubagirl. Last reply by scubagirl Jun 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by CatMom509 on July 28, 2014 at 2:10pm

Good Morning!

     "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.

      Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

                                                                     John 14:27

Comment by CatMom509 on July 28, 2014 at 2:10pm

You're welcome!!  Glad you had such a proud and memorable weekend~~  :)

Comment by lawdgo247 ship13 div 226 on July 28, 2014 at 1:47pm

WOW!! Made it back home to Florida and I am just in heaven.  I had such a wonderful weekend with my Sailor and I am just so proud!!  I want to thank the alumni for such great information in helping with making the trip go so smoothly.  I loved getting to parade my Sailor around Chicago (in his dress whites) while everyone stared at him or came up to thank him for his service.  I cried so much on this trip of sheer Proud Tears!  I know this made it very real for him also.  So good luck to everyone on the next journey.  xoxo

Comment by CatMom509 on July 27, 2014 at 4:17pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "For the Earth will be filled with the knowledge

      of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

                                                           Habakkuk 2:14

Comment by CatMom509 on July 27, 2014 at 4:17pm

You're welcome, jill!!  You too~~

Comment by diannep on July 27, 2014 at 8:08am

Oh, thanks for clarifying that, jill!  Hope that you found some PIR piks on the FB RTC page and got to see your new sailor!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 27, 2014 at 12:53am

Also, you can all order the PIR DVD by calling the Photo Lab within the week after this PIR at 847-578-6205.  It's $29.00 and is a MUST HAVE!!!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 27, 2014 at 12:51am

jill and everyone,

The pics taken by the Navy photographer during PIR are posted on U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command Facebook page!!  You can download the pics you see your Sailor on by either clicking on the pic, going down to Options, and choosing Download OR right click and choose "Save Picture As" and save it to your Pictures file on your computer.  Hope that helped!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 26, 2014 at 5:53pm

Hello Friends!

     "But the Lord stood with me

      and gave me strength."

                      II Timothy 4:17a

Comment by diannep on July 26, 2014 at 10:27am

jill:  You need to go back to the NEX on RTC....they should have the photos.  They won't be mailed to you unless your sailor paid to have them mailed, and that only happens if your sailor paid for the photos and mailed them before graduation.  So I would check with the Photo Lab at the NEX.  You can call them first:  847 578 6205


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