PIR (PASS IN REVIEW, ie GRADUATION from Boot Camp) GROUPS
Within a week after your recruit /arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX containing his old clothes and other personal items (look for his cell phone in his shoes). Next will be the all important FORM LETTER which will have his/her expected graduation date. We have a stellar group of mentors who will take you from beginning to end (entire Boot Camp & PIR period): ellen0502 (who creates most of the groups), FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW, diannep, and CatMom509. You will be in excellent hands.
Just click on the underlined links below to go to the NAVY FOR MOMS groups associated with PIR dates (normally a Friday). Good luck and thank you to all Sailor Recruits and their families. Limit 4 guests per recruit unless noted otherwise. TG stands for Training Group.
PIR: October 19, 2018 TG 50 - 9 Divisions (409-416 and 950)
PIR: October 26, 2018 TG 51 -11 Divisions (417-426 and 951)
PIR: November 02, 2018 TG 52-11 Divisions (427-436 and 952)
PIR: November 09, 2018 TG 01 - 12 Divisions (001-010, 801, and 901)
PIR: November 16, 2018 TG 02 - 9 Divisions (011-018 and 902)
PIR: November 21, 2018 TG 03 - 11 Divisions (019-028 and 903)
PIR: November 30, 2018 TG 04 - 14 Divisions (029-038, 802-804, and 904)
PIR: December 07, 2018 TG 05 - ( Divisions (039 - 046, and 905)
PIR: December 14, 2018 TG 06 - 9 Divisions (047 - 056, 906 and 907)
No PIR December 21, 2018
No PIR December 28, 2018
If your Recruit just arrived chances are the group for your PIR has not been formed yet. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group & the subgroup for the month of your recruit's departure. Again, we have another group of mentors who will take you through the preparation phase.You'll get a check list of things to do the month before boot camp. You'll learn Navy acronyms and terminology. You'll find out what will take place at MEPS. Llemonelephant will be there to guide you through and point you in the right direction.
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND (RTC)
Recruit Training Command (RTC) (clickable link) is the official Navy site for bootcamp website. This is should be your GO-TO site for information. Take the time, read everything.
Information about PIR, guest policy, ticketing, PIR schedule for October Graduations (and after)(clickable link).
GRADUATION STREAMING LIVE Watch our recruits graduate 0845 Central Daylight Time
THE FORM LETTER:
What does the form letter look like?
Click HERE to see sample of the form letter for PIR dates prior to October 6, 2017.
Click HERE to see the new information and a sample of the form letter for PIR dates October 6, 2017 and later.
Keep this letter in a safe place and/or scan and save on your hard disk as a backup. The FORM LETTER contains four important items.
GOING TO PIR (GRADUATION).
You will have many questions regarding PIR. Where to stay? When to get airline tickets? What to do around Great Lakes? How to order photos, dvds? How do I sign up for the multiple meet and greets for parents? What should I wear? Join this group - PIR REFERENCE INFORMATION GROUP (clickable link). You'll benefit from the information from others who have made this journey. There will be very few experiences like this in life - enjoy it. Be proud of your recruit.
Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies - keep this link handy.
You'll find an overview of the entire process. You should also watch the videos, look at the diagram of the barracks (ships), review the powerpoint presentations.
Important Groups For You To Join
NavyDEP.COM (created exclusively for the recruits only - run by Craig).
Moms/dads/wives/gfs, lurk in this group if you want but do not join.
After graduation, many of the groups edit the title of the group to reflect status by adding "Alumni" or "Graduates" etc. The links stay the same and should work. A great place to stay in touch with the people you became acquainted with through bootcamp & PIR.
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2018
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2017
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2016
PIR: November 2016 (for all PIR dates in Nov 2016) PIR: December 2016 (for all PIR Dates in Dec 2016)
PIR: August 2016 (for all PIR dates in August 2016)
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2015
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2014
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2013
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2012
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2011
Hello to you too. Hope your recruit is doing well. Best of luck to both of you. Thank your son (or daughter) for joining the Navy.
Remember if anyone is or knows of a mom with twins to join the Twins and Multiples group. You only need one of then in the navy, we even have a mom with "Irish twins"
Thanks for the info. It's great to have feedback and new people on this site. Looking forward to hearing more from you. What is your recruit going to be do?
Group just formed for PIR July 25, 2014. Click on link below.
PIR: 07/25/2014 TG 37 - divisions to be updated
I don't know where to post this, I would post it in the PIR group for August 1,2014 but I am not a member. LOLLAPALOOZA starts Aug 1 and lasts for the weekend in Chicago. There will probably be more people in and around Chicago, a lot more drunken people than usual. Just thought I would warn everybody.
Do you have a link to the facebook PIR 10/24/14 if so could you please send it to me?
Someone will often post the facebook link within the PIR group.
PIR: 10/24/2014 (just click on this) TG 50 - 9 Divisions (335 - 342 & 950) 4 guests
All the groups are here, just scroll back to the top of this discussion.
I've let ellen know. Keep checking PIR 01/30/2015 TG 12 and join when it is up.
Valerie, if you haven't seen the boot camp videos, click on this link, scroll down then click on the links to various videos. They are great. And lemonelephant is wonderful source for info.
Good luck. BQB