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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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PIR 1/21/11 Divisions - 49-52 and 909


PIR 1/21/11     Divisions - 49-52 and 909

Recruits graduating from Great Lakes, IL boot camp January, 21, 2011.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2019

Make your own Countdown Clocks

Discussion Forum


Started by Lynne. Last reply by Zig's Mom - carmen47 14/307 Jul 8, 2013. 11 Replies

I hope you find these fun and informative.  Jessica actually has many of them, but like she said sometimes they are hard to open.  I went through many of them, gathered questions from them and tried…Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

Shuttle or Own Car To PIR?

Started by tobyswife89. Last reply by chew92 Jan 19, 2011. 8 Replies

We had planned on using the hotel shuttle to go to and from the PIR but I was wondering if we then would have to drive back to base to pick up our SR or will some SRs be able to go on the shuttles…Continue


Started by diannep. Last reply by vibranttk Jan 18, 2011. 31 Replies

This is the final test for the recruits, and then they become sailors.  It takes place some time during the last 8 days before PIR (Thurs night, none on Fri or Sat nights---Captains Cup on…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Christine(ship02 Div909) on November 23, 2010 at 7:59pm were right about your previous post about the 900 division being selected. I spoke with my son's recruiter today. She said exactly what you did. As a mother, it makes you even more proud.
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on November 23, 2010 at 7:48pm
Hi Eileen, How sweet of you to adopt us. Thank you. I have been writing my son everyday and have sent some cartoons and sports clippings.

I have lookinto flight from NY and found that it cost about 220 a person round trip. I was either leaning towards Ramada or the Navy Lodge. I want to be as close as possilbe to the base because I dont drive and will depend on the shuttle to take us to and fro
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on November 23, 2010 at 11:05am
my son did not have a cell. He did not want to take it. Instead he took a calling card, however his extra pair of contact lenses and his glassed did not come back in the box. I guess they let him keep it there.
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on November 23, 2010 at 10:46am
I'm so excited Kathy. Nascarnov is the same DIV as me so I'm gonna reach out to her and tell her to join this group. Its weird that you recieved the letter before the box. Did he only have his clothes? Maybe he threw them out?
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on November 23, 2010 at 10:20am
Hi Kathy, Not sure if I belong here yet but I can't just wait around. I think my son is probably graduating on the 21st. He left for boot camp on Nov 16th. I recieved the box on the 19th and now waiting for the letter. Thanks for starting the group.

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