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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.

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in Dec..I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of Dec of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Members: 484
Latest Activity: Oct 2

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of December (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have December ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in December, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...

Once your recruit has arrived at RTC, the next stop here is to join the group Boot Camp for Moms (and loved ones)  Hangout and ask questions in this group until your form letter arrives.

Within a week to ten days after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the Security Access Form. The Security Access form needs to be completed and sent back to your recruit ASAP. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets.

After you have received the form letter, join the group for your recruits PIR. There you can ask questions about PIR, training, hotels etc.Those groups will be posted in the Boot Camp for Mom's group.

Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

Discussion Forum

Son Left 12/13/17

Started by Janice. Last reply by Danita Dec 28, 2017. 13 Replies

Son arrived at BC 12/5

Started by HsMom. Last reply by Noa Dec 26, 2017. 5 Replies

Son left for boot camp on December 6 2016.

Started by Boobie. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 19, 2017. 13 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December to add comments!

Comment by Phoenixmom on February 5, 2018 at 6:41pm

PIR: February 09, 2018 TG 14 - 16 Divisions (094-106, 807 & 808, 914 & 915) 3 guests 

   No PIR February 16, 2018

  No PIR February 23, 2018

PIR: March 02, 2018 TG 17 - 10 Divisions (107-114, 916, and 917) 4 Guests

PIR: March 09, 2018 TG 18 - 9 Divisions (115-122 and 918) 4 Guests    

PIR: March 16, 2018 TG 19 - 7 Divisions (123-128 and 919) 4 Guests           

Kai cat just click on the link and it will take you to that PIR.

Comment by kai cat on February 5, 2018 at 6:39pm

Is there a PIR group for 3/9/18 yet?

Comment by ellen0502 on January 2, 2018 at 4:57am

Please click on the link to join the group for your recruits PIR date.  Chat with the others who have a loved one graduating with yours.

PIR: December 15, 2017 TG 06 - 8 Divisions (037-042 and 906, 907) 4 guests 

      NO PIR: December 22, 2017 & December 29, 2017

PIR: January 5, 2018 TG 09 - 14 Divisions (043-054, 908 and 909)  4 guests

PIR: January 12, 2018 TG 10 - 7 Divisions (055-060 and 910) 4 guests

PIR: January 19, 2018 TG 11 - 12 Divisions (061-070, 805 and 911) 4 guests       

PIR: January 26, 2018 TG 12 - 12 Divisions (071-080, 806 and 912) 4 guests

PIR: February 02, 2018 TG 13- 15 Divisions, 081 - 094 and 913.

PIR: February 09, 2018 TG 14 - 16 Divisions (16 Divisions, 095-106, 807 & 808, 914 & 915) 3 guests

                    NO PIR ON FEBRUARY 16TH OR 23RD

There is lots of information in your PIR groups about boot camp, what they are doing, the meet and greets, hotels, etc.

Comment by momto9898 on January 1, 2018 at 10:09pm

Hello Everyone! Happy New Years!!

My son left for BC on 12/19 and I am still waiting for the FORM LETTER!! I am really looking forward to being part of the letter club.

Hugs to all.

Comment by Covaslookout on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am
Nvm. Thx.
Comment by Covaslookout on December 30, 2017 at 10:53am
My son's letter said his PIR is February 9. But this site says that includes divisions 914 & 915. He's division 917. Which is accurate?
Comment by busymom9 on December 29, 2017 at 9:26pm

I finally got my form letter today.  Praise God!

Comment by ShawnMom on December 29, 2017 at 10:45am

Welcome Kaicat, my sailor's ship date moved up  too (last year) from April to December. Be sure to plan on warm clothes for your Feb PIR. It was suggested to us to fly in on Wed for PIR just in case the weather caused any flight delays. We made reservations to fly out on Sunday and were so glad we did. Our sailor didn't fly out until Sunday (which of course we didn't know until PIR) so we got an extra day with her. 

Comment by kai cat on December 28, 2017 at 2:15am

Hello! I am totally new and this is my first post. I think I am in the right place.  My son left in December and I got his letter for his PIR on Feb 09 with 4 guests.  I was so thrown off - because my son was waiting so long to go away to boot camp (almost 9 months) and then they send him right before Christmas! what a surprise!

Comment by Phoenixmom on December 27, 2017 at 5:10pm

This PIR is not up and running as of yet but here is some information that I have found.

just found this info.

The Pass-In-Review graduation ceremony Feb. 9, will contain 16 divisions for that training group. Thus, because of the large number of recruits, the number guests allowed per recruit is reduced to THREE guests only, age 3 and older. All guests, including active duty and veterans, must be on the access list in order to receive a ticket. As a reminder, only guests who have tickets will be allowed on base.

The divisions included in this training group are: 095-106, 807 & 808, and 914 & 915.


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