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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Miasmom Proud sister of a Sailor's Discussions

A few random ?s about Battlestations, PIR,etc....

Started this discussion. Last reply by joj Sep 23, 2010. 13 Replies

1. Since Battlestations take place overnite, does the official ' I'm a Sailor call ' happen immediately upon completion or just anytime the next day?!?! Kinda concerned because if it's the day BEFORE…Continue

How does Leave work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 7, 2013. 10 Replies

Are they pre-scheduled for each sailor? Can they swap days or borrow time?

What are some NICE inexpensive hotels near GreatLakes/Waukegan area?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janelle~RsMom Sep 1, 2010. 2 Replies

Headed to PIR at the end of October.I dont need a fancy place but it must be CLEAN,decent and some what up-to-date. Also it has to be in a safe well lit area preferably near restaurants, Walmart or…Continue

Babies/children at PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by AlabamaNavyMom(ET2) Aug 31, 2010. 5 Replies

My daughter will be 23 months during my sister's PIR....Do folks bring little ones this young to PIR?!? I'm  concerned with her squirming and wanting to get up,which I dont have any problems removing…Continue


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My younger sister is currently at Great Lakes. I'm so thrilled for her and extremely PROUD. What an awesome, courageous and determined young lady! We are super stoked to attend PIR 10.29.10!

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At 12:40pm on October 17, 2010, MRs L* said…
gorgeous Ribbons!!
At 12:28pm on October 16, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Thanks so much, I am happy you love your ribbons. Have a great time at PIR!!!!
At 8:35am on October 12, 2010, Twin Sailors Mom said…
Thanks miasmommie for posting the picture of the girls, (I still can't figure out how you did that-ha) It is just what I needed to help me get throught the next couple weeks! So exciting to see our girls isn't it!?
At 11:50pm on September 11, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
lol, I think the rules for jewelry (after boot camp) are one ring on each hand. earrings have to be small studs and only one pair. A religious medallion can be worn with the dog tags but must be smaller than the dog tags. No other jewelry is allowed while in uniform. I am pretty sure that is what she told me.
At 11:33pm on September 11, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I did a search online for it. It is silver and it is a crucifix. There are a lot of them online ranging from $14 to $100's. I got it for her going away party and she was allowed to wear it at boot camp as well because it was a religious medallion. Although one chief made her take it off because she didn't realize it was a crucifix. She is allowed to wear it now as well because it is a crucifix. I will look and see if I can find exactly where I got it. That was back in May. I have slept a little since then and my memory is not what it used to be. lol

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