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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

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

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

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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All ALUMNI of PIR 11/09/2012 TG 52 — 12 Divisions (363–372, 823 & 952) Pages (15)

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info Posted by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 6:01am Per the NEX Photo Lab at RTC on 7/27/10: IF a recruit orders Pkg A for $140 while IN boot camp, the Cruisebook (kn… View »

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

(posted by FTLW) Comment by SOBE, on June 25, 2010 Here's something that I thought I would share with you. When we first read it, my son's girlfriend was sad, but as it turns out, it was very cool to… View »

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Chow time! Comment by fireteamleaderwife on June 16, 2011 at 2:31am The Silo in Lake Bluff http://www.silopizza.com/ Giordanos in Gurnee http://www.giordanos.com/locations.html Someone had asked a… View »

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

(posted by FTLW) PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 5:59am Be there as early as you can-before 7:30 am. Wear dressy casual, nice jeans are fine. If you… View »

How to change your:Username, URL, Profile Picture and Personal Settings

How to change your username on here. Go to "Settings" which is in the list in the far right hand column of this page...under where you sign out of N4M's. Your profile page will open. Under "Profile"… View »

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

From the Family Guide by RTC: (Italics and Bold mine) DEPARTING RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND AFTER PASS-IN-REVIEW Sailors transferring to Great Lakes “A” School: If your new Sailor is attending “A” schoo… View »

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC 1 Comment

Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These posts are taken from our divisional group. A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer us on. She is very proud of Chief. They can get the drill fla… View »

MEET and GREETS for PIR 11/09/2012 7 Comments

Here are the links for the Meet and Greets available for this PIR date. (Please RSVP to the Event you are attending...Sarge says he is getting 200+ people at the larger PIR's and wants to make sure h… View »

Calls from your SR

As far as the first call...they are NOT guaranteed to call. Most get 3 calls: the "I'm here" call, the "I'm still alive" call (3 weeks) and the "I'm a Sailor" call (after Battlestations)...some only… View »

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Sometimes it is hard for a SR to write. Either it's just not their thing or they just don't get much time. We like to send these out to try and gather "Intel" on what our SR is experiencing! It was f… View »

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