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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)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

PIR Vehicle Gate Pass

Where can we download the gate pass needed the day of PIR? The website I went to was down.

Started by Holly

2 Oct 28, 2017
Reply by JLU

Hotel with shuttle to PIR?

Hello! My son, Ben will hopefully be graduating Oct. 6. I've heard that some hotels offer a shuttle to and from the PIR on graduation day.…

Started by mater nautae

26 Oct 25, 2017
Reply by Holly

How to get PIR tickets if PIR is on Wednesday

Graduation Ceremony Guest Policy The recruit graduation ceremony is a ticketed event. Tickets will be issued at the Recruit Family Welcome…

Started by Vetmom

12 Oct 25, 2017
Reply by Renita

After PIR Liberty schedule

I was wondering if anyone has experience with trying to get to Chicago and back after PIR.  We pick our son up and head in.  But it's a Fri…

Started by tnsmom

5 Oct 22, 2017
Reply by Holly

PIR Aug 25

Our son will graduate Aug 25 and is expected to go to GM A school. I know there is a check in for school that same day. I understand we wil…

Started by JocularmonkeysMomVet

12 Jul 15, 2017
Reply by Lauren

PIR Sword and Salute?

I am currently watching this week's PIR and was curious who the two sailors are at the lead of each division, what are their postions? One…

Started by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245)

2 Jul 14, 2017
Reply by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245)

OCS class 15-17

My son is in RI for OCS class 15-17.  How in the world do I find out his PIR date? Thanks!

Started by beardog

2 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by ChefMom

Ship 06 Division 199

Has anyone heard from their son/daughter yet? Haven't heard from my son. Suppose to graduate on Friday June 23.

Started by Stephanie

9 Jun 21, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

Boot Camp Graduation - Pass in Review

At bootcamp graduation or Pass in Review, I understand only 4 members of the recruit may attend the ceremony depending on the number of div…

Started by NMRob

7 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

Missed first phone call!

My boyfriend left for boot camp 3/29/2017 and I have been so completely lost without him. He is my absolute best friend, basically my only…

Started by Dee

6 May 9, 2017
Reply by Sjumom


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