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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!

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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!

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Recommended Places to Stay

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

Some helpful hint

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

Do Sailors march into PIR by Division Order?

Started by GaNavyMom. Last reply by TessaNator⚓️ Jul 18. 13 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

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Comment by lemonelephant on November 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Here are the current PIR groups:

PIR: November 9, 2017 TG 01 - 9 Divisions (001-008 and 901) 4 guests (Note: PIR is on Thursday due to the Veterans Day holiday on Friday. Those flying out will still fly out the day after PIR, Friday.)

PIR: November 17, 2017 TG 02 - 9 Divisions (009-016 and 902) 4 guests

PIR: November 22, 2017 TG 03 - 12 Divisions (017-026, 801, and 903) 4 guests (Note: PIR is on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday. Those flying out will fly out on Friday.)

PIR: December 01, 2017 TG 04 - 9 Divisions (027-032, 802-804, and 904) 4 guests

PIR: December 8, 2017 TG 05 - 5 Divisions (033-036 and 905) 4 guests

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

December 22, 2017: No PIR

December 29. 2017: No PIR

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 Phoenixmom on October 12, 2017 at 12:57pm

MyAwesome2 not sure what you are asking But if you click on one of the dates below for your SR'S PIR it will take you to that group. But Yes this is fro Great Lakes IL.

Comment by MyAwesome2 on October 12, 2017 at 12:39pm

Is this group PIR at Greater Lakes?

Comment by travelmom on September 8, 2017 at 6:12pm

If staying at the Navy Lodge, is it best to take a shuttle to the PIR, rather than a rental car?

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 8, 2017 at 10:50am

Karen if you are staying at the Navy Lodge its only two miles from Ceremonial Hall. go north on Meredian dr turn right on Buckley take the sheridan exit turn left on sheridan and turn right on D st and you are there. if you do plan of driving get in line really early the line begins around 5 or 5:30 and the line gets long.

Comment by tutorlady on September 7, 2017 at 8:58pm
@Karen, when is the PIR date? If you go to Sarges Meet and Greet, he will give you the info. I do know that it only took us about 10 minutes, but I don't remember the exact route.
Comment by jacquiesboys on August 24, 2017 at 6:52pm

thank you hooyahsuzy!

Comment by hooyahsuzy on August 24, 2017 at 6:40pm

Guests are allowed to bring phones and cameras on base.

Comment by jacquiesboys on August 24, 2017 at 3:36pm

question regarding what can be brought on base for graduation. I read no cell phones on base, does that include graduation. Just asking because I use mine for the camera. Do I need to bring a separate camera?

Comment by tutorlady on August 15, 2017 at 10:10pm
@jacquiesboys - I saw those hints posted somewhere. The Shout wipes work a little better than a Tide pen for spot cleaning the dress whites. I got the lint roller thinking of uniforms as well.

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