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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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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INTRODUCTION: A place for parents and others who have attended PIR and graduation weekend to share comments, suggestions and ideas that will hopefully make it easier and more enjoyable for other familes who are preparing for their own PIR events.

 

WHAT TO DO: This is an 'interactive' forum, with each person encouraged to start new topics (by posting your comments in the 'blank' at the top of each page) -and- respond to individual posts (by clicking 'reply' on that particular post).

 

ALSO: Over time, I will be organizing some of the posts herein as a sort of 'guide' which will be static -- that is, there will be no new posts to that discussion... thus it will not actually be a 'discussion' but more of a factual and flowing narrative that takes the reader, moment by moment, through happy hours of PIR, covering the basics with good recommendations about what to do, what not to do, and how to do (or avoid) doing it.

 

To get started on this process, it would be very useful to hear from you regarding which posts and/or particular information do you think should be included? Sincerely, I look forward to hearing from you and transcribing our collective wisdom for those who will attend PIR soon.

 

 

 

 

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Lemon elephant, can you please help me; I'm trying to locate a link that I located prior to my sailors PIR 12/05/14 to order divisional shirts. I can't fathom where it would be at this point in time. Much appreciated!

Thanks bunches!! 

Thank you for all the info -  my SR is Ship 4 Div 218. If they are going to Pensacola A-school any guess how long we might get for our visit? I heard sometimes they may get to stay with family at the hotel.

Your Sailor can visit you at the hotel on the day of PIR and then will return to the RTC that evening. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Thanks for all your info!!

Just wanted to post some info re graduation. We did not know that there are two separate bases at Great Lakes: one is the Training Recruit Command and the other is the regular Navy base. If your sailor is staying for A School in Great Lakes and says he'll meet you in the Visitors Center, that is on the main base not be the Drill Hall.  You do have to drive there.

Would like a list of events and possible costs associated with them, leading up the ocs graduation day.

My Daughter graduates 09-18-05 Div 315 and I need to find out about the evening before.Where do we go and what do we do? Any help will be appreciated. Kate

kate, You can attend one or more of the Meet and Greets. Your Sailor will not be there, but you will have fun with other loved ones. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

I left info for you on your My Page.

My daughter's PIR is 11/6/15. I haven't booked our flights yet because I am not sure when to book our return flights, as I don't know what her liberty will look like and don't want to book them too early in case she has additional time to spend with us on Saturday or Sunday. She will be a PAC seaman so not technically going to an A school but is staying in Great Lakes for 3 weeks of training, so not sure how her situation will work for liberty.  Any thoughts or feedback?  Also, I have been searching for the PIR 11/6/15 group and can't seem to find it.  Would love if someone could provide the link.  Thanks so much!  :)

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