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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

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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PIR---(Pass In Review) (499)

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Woo hoo! I got a copy of the PIR letter! My son graduates on November 1, 2019!! I immediately placed a letter in the mail to him, I hope to…

Started by Sailormom01

12 12 hours ago
Reply by STP0203

PIR 10/25/19

I am so excited!  Booked a room at the Navy Lodge. They said we can change to reservation up to the date of check in. 

Started by PattyRN

0 Sep 9

Graduation Spot

So my son wrote me and said his graduation spot is 009. Can anyone explain to me what that means? Kinda lost

Started by LuvMyBoy

1 Sep 6
Reply by justmylittleloves

Shuttle or car?

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Lakehurt drive (yay for friends who work for IHG!). Would you recomment going by car or sh…

Started by AndromedaVegas

4 Jul 30
Reply by Dana

My Experience PIR September 7, 2018

We arrived at Great Lakes mid afternoon on Thursday prior to PIR. We picked up our tickets at the Welcome Center. It was busy but we only w…

Started by ach98

15 Jul 25
Reply by Three3Boys

PIR guest list

I understand how the guest list works for the ceremony and that our recruit will have to write the names down. However, his recruiter state…

Started by Daisychild

3 Jul 24
Reply by lemonelephant

Did not receive PIR letter but have the tentative graduation date and division

I talked to my son and he is scheduled to graduate on the 14th, but he said he did not send out the form - he had teeth pulled and may not…

Started by Maryann

1 May 8
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN


Can anyone recommend hotels for PIR. I am new to all of this.

Started by Jussurfin2

9 Apr 28
Reply by catsknit

PIR 5/24 anyone?

I got the letter!!!! And we have a ship and division assigned.

Started by RNnavymom

22 Apr 16
Reply by ellen0502

Sarge's Meet and Greet

Our family lives about 12 hours from NRTC. I am wondering about the Sarge's Meet and Greet. I know we won't be able to see our sailor at th…

Started by Honey and Pops

2 Feb 21
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN


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