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

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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: 2248
Latest Activity: 10 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

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Started by Givemheaven. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 28, 2018. 3 Replies

PIR and shuttle service

Started by Tys' mom. Last reply by MySailorDan Oct 21, 2018. 26 Replies

Time after Graduation

Started by Proudmomofmybaby. Last reply by lemonelephant May 10, 2018. 12 Replies

PIR and how it works

Started by Dena4. Last reply by Phoenixmom Dec 7, 2017. 4 Replies

whee to find pir if you have div# n ship #

Started by tnmom50. Last reply by Sunshinemom Nov 28, 2017. 2 Replies

Recommended Places to Stay

Started by YMM (Ship 12 Div 98). Last reply by Leahsmommy Sep 9, 2017. 212 Replies

Some helpful hint

Started by Mittmedicx. Last reply by 1robo1 Aug 6, 2017. 2 Replies

Do Sailors march into PIR by Division Order?

Started by GaNavyMom. Last reply by TessaNator⚓️ Jul 18, 2017. 13 Replies

PIR Division Flags

Started by The Real Mimi. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 12, 2017. 1 Reply

Everything I Learned From PIR: Helpful PIR Info

Started by Eva. Last reply by AirForcelovesNavy Jan 30, 2017. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by beaufort71 yesterday

Hello All,

My son's PIR was pushed back to March 01, 2019.  He gave me his division # and PIR date, however I did not get his Ship #.  Will that be provided in the form letter and how long before I receive that letter.  I spoke to my son on January 03, 2019.  Any info would greatly be appreciated!  Thanks

Comment by lemonelephant on January 5, 2019 at 11:59pm

Here are the current PIR groups: 

PIR: January 11, 2019 TG 10 - 5 Divisions (067 - 070, and 910) 

PIR: January 18, 2019 TG 11 - 14 Divisions (071 - 082, 805, and 911) This TG will be allowed only three guests at graduation! 

PIR: January 25, 2019 TG 12 - 15 Divisions (083 - 096, and 912) This TG will be allowed only three guests at graduation! 

PIR: February 01, 2019 TG 13 - 12 Divisions (101 - 108, 806 - 808, and 913) Three guests are reported for this TG, but that could change. 

PIR: February 08, 2019 TG 14 - 16 Divisions (109 - 122, 914 and 915) This TG will be allowed only three guests at graduation! 

No PIR February 15, 2019 

No PIR February 22, 2019 

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 NavyMomGayle on December 20, 2018 at 10:57pm

To Moms of Graduated Sailors - If you attended the Sarge's Meet and Greet, what was it like?  I am really interested in seeing pictures and videos of my son's boot camp experience.  And I would enjoy meeting other parents as well.

Comment by Tlpemp55 on December 19, 2018 at 10:24am

TY once again lemonelephant!!

Comment by lemonelephant on December 18, 2018 at 11:18pm

Tlpemp55, It is usually Saturday, but flight availability issues could result in a Sunday flight. Only your then Sailor will know for sure. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.

Comment by Tlpemp55 on December 18, 2018 at 7:43am

My daughter is due to graduate 1/25/2018. Booking flights and hotel. Does anyone know for sure when they leave for A school if going to Pensacola FL? Saturday or Sunday?

Comment by MOMOFCMAN on November 24, 2018 at 6:32pm
Comment by Shalom on November 24, 2018 at 5:43pm
Is a group set up for PIR on JANUARY 4th?
Comment by Stbl on October 25, 2018 at 2:51pm


i just went to PIR last week. I flew in early Thursday and my sailor is attending A school in GL. Because of that we scheduled our flight for Monday. We rented a car through Costaco because we wanted the liberty to go as we pleased. I’m sure others will also pipe in with their experience so you will have more to draw on. You can also ask in the boot camp for moms group. Good luck❤️

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 25, 2018 at 2:24pm

Myjazzy I would rent a Car, you have more of the freedom to go where you want. its really not that bad driving, and many ways to bypass the tolls.


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