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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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For people with PIR on 1/15/08

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Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 17, 2009 at 1:04pm
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 16, 2009 at 5:10pm
Once you come out of O'Hare you get right onto 294 and it will take you right there, I will have to get the exit for you from my husband, you are only around 20 minutes to 1/2 hour to Great Lakes. Are you going to a meet and greet?
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 16, 2009 at 5:08pm
Proud Navy Dad, I just sent goody bags and Christmas cards to the USS Nimitz, it was a great project. Good for you son!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 16, 2009 at 5:07pm
Hey Roddy'sMom, how are you, ask any question and I will answer anything you need. My son is now a E3 and has moved off of base, he is so happy. Once you reach E4 you have to move off of base so he moved with a friend and it loving it.

They have numbers where to sit. We sat close to the top of the bleachers, we stood most of the time but I got great pictures. Tanao it is so hard to find your sailor with the hats and scarfs across they faces. My son has red hair but with it all cut off I could not find him at first.LOL You will enjoy really. Any questions about the area just ask, I leave an hour from Great Lakes. DRESS WARM! When you start to hug your son don't let go. LOL I cannot wait to see some of your pictures.
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 7, 2009 at 3:53pm
Best of luck to him Tanao, that is wonderful I bet you cannot wait to see him. PIR is the most amazing thing you are every going to see.
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 2, 2009 at 4:45pm
Hi Will'smom, welcome! Well he does not have far to go if he is staying at Great Lake. Good for him, I hope he is doing well. My son has been in the Navy for a year on November 18, he is an ITSN and is stationed in Naple, Italy. He loves it. What will your son be doing on his job?
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on November 28, 2009 at 9:20pm
Yes I remember those days of talking and talking when our sailors were going though boot camp, they have come a long ways and I could of not done with without every single one of you. God Bless!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on November 28, 2009 at 9:19pm
WOW, I come here all the time and usually no one is here. So good to hear from you.

Louann that is so wonderful, grandchildren are such a blessing.

Hi Kathy, I am so glad J is finally going to finish A school. And thanks for the update on Amanda that is so wonderful.
Proud Navy Dad, I just finished a project for the Nimitz, I send goody bags and Christmas cards to the IT group on that ship. A bunch of us moms joined together and everyone on that ship plus their strick force will all be getting a goody bad and card. We send over 6000 to these men and women it was a lot of fun, ask you son about it and let me know when he gets it.
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on September 30, 2009 at 11:50am
Marybeth, how wonderful nuke school, that is a hard class, good for him. Where would he like to be stationed?

Mindy, I will keep your son in my prays!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on September 30, 2009 at 11:48am
Hi Marybeth and Mindy, it sounds like your sailors are doing great, I am glad. Good to hear from you.

Hi Navy Dad, it has been a long time, your sailor seems really busy. It is hard to believe they have been out of bc since January.

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