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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 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/23/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 10/23/2015! 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.

~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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950) to add comments!

Comment by Nancy on October 22, 2015 at 1:55pm
I wish I had an answer. Hopefully someone in this group knows.
Comment by dlcraig on October 22, 2015 at 1:30pm

Could I still possibly get the call?

Comment by Nancy on October 22, 2015 at 1:28pm
Yes you did post. I'm so sad for you.NMH. My son is in 950 but I'll check with him to see if we can get your message to him.
Comment by dlcraig on October 22, 2015 at 1:23pm

Some one please respond to me to let me know I posted my message correctly.  I am a mess.

Comment by dlcraig on October 22, 2015 at 12:26pm

Anyone attending graduation tomorrow please pass a message to my son via your son/daughter.  He is not graduating because he didnot pass his run,  He is ship 06 div 355.  Tell him its ok. stay focused and I will see him when he gets to A school and of course we love him.  Thank you

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 22, 2015 at 12:22pm

BTW...Gate 6 Illinois Street entrance is the gate you will use to return your Sailor. I am guessing they direct you to the Chapel parking lot just past the NEX for drop off. But they could direct you back to the parking garage used for the drill hall.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 22, 2015 at 12:18pm

JazzysMom - The Password to access the website to print up the Vehicle Gate Pass is confidential and only your Sailor knows what it is. If you did not receive the form letter but are in contact with the person who did then you can arrange with them on getting a VGP.

If you're not you can still get to PIR by hotel shuttle or taxi or personal vehicle. The shuttle/taxi will drop you off at the entrance to RTC and you can walk onboard. It's about a 100 yards to the check in. By personal vehicle, you can park in the Metra parking lot that is located just past the entry gate for PIR. There is a small fee. Park your car, remember the slot number go get a ticket (the machine is at the entrance of the lot).

Address for RTC?

Well, there isn't a good one that takes you to Gate 8 on Ohio. I tried pinning it on Google maps but get bad directions. So, RTC gives you:

3355 Illinois Street, Great Lakes 60088

This is a building on RTC. GPS will direct you to Buckley and to turn right onto Ray street for the Ray street entrance, Gage 55. This is incorrect and for personnel only.

So, if you are using GPS or just looking at a map continue East on Buckley and you will soon see RTC on the right hand side. The first street after Ray is Illinois (Gate 6), continue past that to the next street which is Ohio. Here is where you will make a right and continue up the hill to Gate 8 The entrance for PIR. If you are parking in the Metra lot just continue on Ohio past the gate and it will take you straight into the lot.

There will be signage and Navy personnel on Buckley directing folks.

I know that's long...hope it helps.

Comment by JazzysMom on October 22, 2015 at 8:26am
Where can I get the address and graduation password if I don't have it with me?
Comment by CatMom509 on October 22, 2015 at 2:39am

Hello All!

     "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,

       a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those

       who know Your name trust in You,

       for You, Lord, have never forsaken

       those who seek You."

                                                Psalm 9:9-10

Comment by CatMom509 on October 22, 2015 at 2:39am

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!! Safe travels to all to an awesome PIR!!

Remember, PIR is just the beginning of the Navy journey. Keep plugged into Navy for Moms where there are groups for A school, C school, ratings (jobs), bases, ships, states, regional, twins and multiples, and the "Christian Navy Moms" that I am a part of!

Also, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page on Facebook puts up photos from each PIR. If you see your Sailor in a pic or more, you can download it to your own computer by either clicking on the picture, going down to Options and downloading it OR right click, "Save Picture As" to a file on your computer~~


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