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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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At 3:27pm on February 27, 2016, 1after909 said…

Hello Doreen!

I am very excited for the meeting this Saturday.  Should we post on ILN4M about the downtown location? 

At 10:06pm on February 24, 2016, 1after909 said…

We are all on board for Saturday, May 5th!
I have heard only one other suggestion for a location from Linda: somewhere near 294&355...nothing specific.

I still like Blue Box Cafe in downtown Elgin, but am open to any location.
At 4:18pm on February 19, 2016, 1after909 said…

The location I mentioned before was Rhe Blue Box Cafe I. Elgin.
At 2:01pm on February 19, 2016, 1after909 said…

Linda said that she is in town on the weekends of the 5th and the 12th.
At 8:42am on February 19, 2016, 1after909 said…
Hi Doreen!

The 5th or the 12th work for me, too. I will contact Linda and see if she is in town on one of those weekends. She favors a restaurant near I-294/355.
At 12:44am on February 18, 2016, 1after909 said…
Nancy said that the first two Saturdays or Sundays (in the afternoon) would work for her. Linda said that she is going to Florida for two weeks, but did not specify which two weeks. I'm open any weekend.
At 7:31pm on February 17, 2016, 1after909 said…
Yes, I'll contact the others to see what day/time/place would be good for them in two-plus weeks. I look forward to meeting again!
At 3:45pm on February 17, 2016, 1after909 said…
Hello Doreen!
I enjoyed our Navy Mom lunch at Panera last month!
Perhaps it is time for all of us to meet for lunch again? I know a place closer to Nancy in Elgin called "The Blue Box Cafe."
At 11:34pm on February 29, 2012, bimmer/ship02div914 said…

It's o.k. that you didn't get back to me.  I'm glad you got to speak to your son--I'm sure it made your day. I think no matter how long you get to talk, you always think of things after you hang up that you forgot to ask. Now they are Sailors and will have access to their cell phones and computers, so we'll have better communication with them. Congratulations.  Enjoy graduation and spending time with your son.

At 10:28am on February 28, 2012, bimmer/ship02div914 said…

Doreen, when I spoke to my son yesterday, we spoke for about 15 minutes, then he called his Dad, and they spoke for about 15 minutes. I know he also was going to call his girlfriend, but I don't know if they spoke. The call was very relaxed and not rushed. The call will make you feel great and very proud of your Sailor.


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