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PIR Reference Information


PIR Reference Information

A permanent place for information about PIR. Forum discussions have been created to serve as file folders for specific details regarding different aspects of PIR. Please post information in the appropriate forum discussion. Thank you!

Members: 2029
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

In order to make this a reference site, please use the Discussion Forums to post information. ____________ Treat them as though they are file folders. Please use the Comment Wall to post your questions. Thank you!

Be sure to click on "View All" at the bottom and to the right of the list of discussions, so that you will see them all. YMM

Be sure to follow OPSEC rules when posting any comments. See details below. YMM

Link to RTC Website:

Discussion Forum

Do Sailors march into PIR by Division Order?

Started by GaNavyMom. Last reply by The Real Mimi May 22. 11 Replies

PIR Division Flags

Started by The Real Mimi. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 12. 1 Reply

PIR and shuttle service

Started by Tys' mom. Last reply by Ima Jan 16. 25 Replies

12/04/15 PIR

Started by RTCsmominnyc. Last reply by RTCsmominnyc Oct 22, 2015. 1 Reply

Time after Graduation

Started by Proudmomofmybaby. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 29, 2015. 10 Replies

Dress Attire

Started by LauraLou11. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 26, 2015. 6 Replies

Questions re: Navy Lodge

Started by Brandi. Last reply by Amy L. Jul 22, 2015. 3 Replies

Honor Grad & Award Winner SEATING ADVICE

Started by LALS. Last reply by Alex's_Mom (Robin) Jul 14, 2015. 21 Replies

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Comment by lemonelephant 6 hours ago

Here are the current PIR groups:

PIR: June 30, 2017 TG 34 - 7 Divisions (203-208 & 934) 4 guests

PIR: July 7, 2017 TG 35 - 7 Divisions (209-214 & 935) 4 guests

PIR: July 14, 2017 TG 36 - 9 Divisions (215-220, 815, 816 & 936) 4 guests

PIR: July 21, 2017 TG 37 - 8 Divisions (221-226, 817 & 937) 4 guests

PIR: July 28, 2017 TG 38 - 9 Divisions (227-234 & 938) 4 guests

PIR: August 4, 2017 TG 39 - 11 Divisions (235-244 & 939) 4 guests

PIR: August 11, 2017 TG 40 - 8 Divisions (245-250, 818 & 940) 4 guests

PIR: August 18, 2017 TG 41

Click on the date of your recruit’s PIR and join the group to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit.

Comment by lemonelephant on June 21, 2017 at 8:30pm

1robo1, The Meet and Greet is for the families to get together and does not include the new Sailors and seldom includes anyone from the RTC. Sarge's Meet and Greet is at the Lakehurst Event Center in Waukegan the night before PIR (go to to RSVP).

Comment by 1robo1 on June 21, 2017 at 4:40pm

Hi Everyone I am new to this sight. My son went into boot camp on June 8th! I just received his graduation info and I thought I read somewhere there was a day before meet and greet with the officers however I can't find this anywhere. Does anyone have an idea where I can find it?

Comment by brynne21 on June 14, 2017 at 10:10pm

@Sasysweet, be sure to read fine print and make sure you can cancel rooms and change flights with no penalty.  There are always exceptions. 

Comment by brynne21 on June 14, 2017 at 10:09pm

@Sasysweet, as soon as I found out PIR date, I booked hotel and we booked flights through Southwest.  The hotels are refundable up to the day before and flights can be changed with no penalty.  Go ahead and book!  

Comment by Sasysweet on June 14, 2017 at 5:43pm
My sisters and I have been having a discussion regarding wether it is best to book our travel plans as soon as we recieve the form letter or to wait until we recieve the "I'm a sailor" call. My concern with waiting is as I understand it we will receive the I am a sailor call anywhere from just days before PIR up to a week before and with it being at the last minute things will be booked up as well as more expensive. What has your experience been, and what are your recommendations? Thank you!
Comment by lemonelephant on April 12, 2017 at 12:34am

See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Comment by lemonelephant on April 12, 2017 at 12:33am

If you plan to use a GPS to navigate to the base, enter this address: 3355 Illinois Street, Great Lakes, IL 60088

Comment by plmont0429 on April 11, 2017 at 9:32pm

I know I've read this info numerous times, but what is the physical address for RTC (for hotel location purposes). Thanks!

Comment by ScoutToNavyMom on March 21, 2017 at 12:56am

I got my letter! My son is in Ship 06, Div 148. PIR date is May 12, 2017


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