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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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ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 07/10/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 07/10/2015! 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.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests to add comments!

Comment by CassieRose on September 30, 2015 at 1:40pm
Hi everyone!
Did any of your sailors order the photo package that came with the DVD and a book with pictures from boot camp? My husband ordered that package and I still haven't received it yet. I tried to call the Great Lakes NEX photo lab but I still haven't gotten a call back. Has anyone received their sailors DVD and book yet?
Comment by JackieT on July 14, 2015 at 9:34pm

Thank you everyone for all of the information.  Blessings to all!

Comment by diannep on July 14, 2015 at 12:20pm

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 11, 2015 at 10:35am

Hi Friends!

      "Glorify the Lord in the dawning light,

       the name of the Lord God of Israel in

       the coastlands of the sea."

                                              Isaiah 24:15

Comment by CatMom509 on July 10, 2015 at 5:01pm

Happy Friday!!

     "I know that You can do everything,

      and that no purpose of Yours can be

      withheld from You."

                                                  Job 42:2

Comment by diannep on July 10, 2015 at 7:14am

Happy PIR Day!  Good Morning~!

Comment by cmill on July 9, 2015 at 4:12pm
I would also like to thank everyone for their support . I joined by the site late but it has bee a Godsend this week. We are about 1.5 hours away. We only had to drive from central Illinois. Can't wait for the meet and greet.
Comment by CatMom509 on July 9, 2015 at 4:11pm

Hello All!

     "For we are His workmanship, created in

      Christ Jesus for good works, which God

      prepared beforehand that we should

      walk in them."

                                            Ephesians 2:10

Comment by Jacobe's_NavyMom on July 9, 2015 at 1:02pm
I have a Sailor call came yesterday around 4ish...I've been ripping and running every since! We are on the road headed to Great Lakes with a couple of more hours to drive! But I couldn't go another day without thanking each of the moms on this site that helped me get through each day. It was your encouraging words and frequent updates that kept me sane many of days. It was your understanding that let me know I wasn't sharing this experience alone. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to meet each other. Until then, congratulations to all of you!
Comment by diannep on July 9, 2015 at 9:05am

Good Morning!  Safe travel today, enjoy Sarge's MeetandGreet tonight, and be early to PIR tomorrow for good seating choices! 


For those driving, stay to the left on Buckley, car line to RTC on your right.  Bypass RTC, turn around at the train station right past it, approach RTC from the opposite direction, easy left turn onto RTC!  Enjoy!


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