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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 09/26/2014 TG 46 - 09 Divisions (299-304, 819-820 and 946)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/26/2014 TG 46 - 09 Divisions (299-304, 819-820 and 946)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on September 26, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 65
Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 009/26//2014! 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.

~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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Div 2444

Started by shelley9514 Sep 28, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Div 2444

Started by shelley9514 Sep 28, 2014. 0 Replies

Rough Day

Started by shelley9514. Last reply by shelley9514 Sep 23, 2014. 7 Replies

boot camp emotions

Started by Marianne G. Last reply by diannep Sep 21, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Sep 6, 2014. 1 Reply

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 946

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by sibehuskyfan PIR 9/26/2014 Aug 22, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/26/2014 TG 46 - 09 Divisions (299-304, 819-820 and 946) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on September 25, 2014 at 3:05pm

Hello All!

     "The name of the Lord is a strong tower;

      the righteous run to it and are safe."

                                         Proverbs 18:10

Comment by shelley9514 on September 25, 2014 at 2:36pm
Well graduation is tomorrow and I still have not heard from my SR. I prayed I would get a call but none came. So what do I do next? Would she have liberty this weekend if she does not participate in PIF.
Comment by diannep on September 25, 2014 at 2:16pm

Welcome Beth G!  Congrats to your new sailor!

Comment by G-Man's Mom on September 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

Hi Everyone!  Sadly enough, I just found this site yesterday!!  My son is in 299 and I am so excited for tomorrow!  I tried to look on past posts but have not seen, but I am hoping that everyone in the 299 passed!!  I am too far away with other children to travel up to see him, so this site is a Godsend!!  Love it!  Have a blessed day everyone!!

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on September 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Thank you for the update...

BRAVO ZULU All the new SAILORS and Navy Families

Comment by Boogie'sMom on September 25, 2014 at 8:09am
Morning all! Hitting the road to great lakes a nice 13 hr drive,for us! So excited!!!
Comment by diannep on September 25, 2014 at 7:22am

Safe travel for those leaving today....please attend Sarge'sMeetandGreet tonight if you can.  You won't regret it!  Lots of info and comraderie there !  Be early to PIR tomrorow...if driving, stay to the left on Buckley, main drag to RTC.  Car line will be on your right.  Bypass RTC.....turn around at/near train station right past that and head back from opposite direction.  Easy left turn into RTC!  No wait! 


Comment by diannep on September 25, 2014 at 7:20am

Good Morning All !

Comment by Tracey on September 25, 2014 at 3:49am
And everyone passed in 946.
Comment by CatMom509 on September 25, 2014 at 2:56am

I printed this prayer out when my Sailor daughter was in Boot Camp last year for her Navy scrapbook.  My copy had everything pertaining to my daughter being a she/her, but I changed it here for a male recruit.  Here you go!

                A Parent's Prayer fo a Navy Recruit

Father, in the coming days, I will need You,

but my Recruit will need You more!

Let him perform his tasks with a sense of duty,

      not out of anger or vengance.

Let his reflexes be quick and his hands steady.

Let his head be clear and his eyes sharp.

Let his mind and body be strong and his spirit stronger.

Christ, please stand by my Recruit and watch his back

    when he cannot.

Father, I love this Recruit of mine!

Take from ME what he needs and give me what he does not.

I will pace the nights, if it means he does get some sleep

I will deal with fatigue, if it means he will have energy.

I will carry his fear. if it means it gives him courage.

I will take his pain, if it means he is healthy and whole..

I will take his anger, if it means he is at peace.

Take my love and pride and let him feel it!

Let him know that I am with him every step of the way!

Please take from me what You can; I give it willingly

      and with love. It is all I have besides my prayers.

Above all, please help my Recruit to achieve his goal

     of becoming...

A United States Navy Sailor!!

This I ask on bended knee, that which

       I cannot do without YOU!



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