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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 - America's Navy and 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:



**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).  


RTC Graduation

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

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


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 121 and 122

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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My daughter is in this division. Looking forward to meeting other moms

My daughter is also in this division.  She called on Saturday and sounded really good!  I can't wait to see her at graduation!  I'm looking for good travel deals now!

look on facebook  Armed Services Blood Program Great Lakes.  Our division gave blood yesterday, perhaps your daughter is in one of the pics!

look on facebook  Armed Services Blood Program Great Lakes.  Our division gave blood yesterday, perhaps your daughter is in one of the pics!

My daughter is in this division. We finally got a call on Saturday!!! So excited to hear her voice. Looking forward to PIR.
Us too!

look on facebook  Armed Services Blood Program Great Lakes.  Our division gave blood yesterday, perhaps your daughter is in one of the pics!

Hi! My son is in this Division, Ship 4.  I missed his call on Saturday, but he left a voice message saying he got hurt and was supposed to have had an MRI done on his knee yesterday.  We don't know what else is going on, other than that, so it kind of put my plans on hold.  I did reserve a hotel room, just in case, and I'm praying that he's okay and that he'll still be able to graduate with his Division on 3/28.  I've had nothing else on my mind but him, but my family, friends, his recruiter, and N4M's has reassurances that he should be okay.  I've just got the 'momma-worries'-hope that's understandable.  I'm hoping to receive his 1st letter soon, as he did say in his voice message that he'd write his first letter on Sunday.  But because Monday was a holiday, his mail probably didn't leave till yesterday. 

So hopefully I get to meet you all, if things work out with my son's knee situation :)

Have you heard anything yet?
Just got my first letter... My SR she said to look for her bunk mates mom, her last name starts with K, she also has two other close friends who's last names start with K & B. Please message me if any of your SR's have Last names starting with K or B!!!

Just got a 5 minute phone call. My son has been promoted to E-2. He says he's doing great, I'm very happy now. Good night,


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