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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 309 and 310

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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Received a call yesterday and my son sounds great. He is in good spirits and said he is doing well!!

Hello Navy Moms,  Can anyone tell me how to purchase the PIR pictures, and the DVD of the ceremony, I was reading about it somewhere, but can't remember where, I read that package A included the pictures and DVD, and another item. PLEASE HELP

Lovingmom-- This is off of I hope it helps! Take care

The Navy Exchange Photographic Services at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes offers each graduating recruit the opportunity to purchase division and individual photographs, a division Cruise Book, which highlights the Recruits’ Boot Camp experiences from Night of Arrival to Graduation Day and a DVD of the Recruit Pass-In-Review Ceremony.

Photographs and cruise books may be purchased only by the recruit prior to their graduation from boot camp; however, if your recruit did not order a DVD of PIR, the Navy Exchange Photographic Services Office will accept orders on the day of graduation.

Please verify with your recruit that a DVD has not been ordered by them prior to placing your request.

To order a DVD of your Recruit's PIR, please contact the Navy Exchange Photographic Services Officer at (847)578-6205 and provide the following information:

Recruit's Name
Division Number
Date of Pass-In-Review Ceremony
Return Address (Sorry, No P.O. Box or Overseas Addresses Please)
Daytime Phone Number

For prices and additional information, please contact the Navy Exchange Photographic Services Office at 847-578-6205

Hi there!!! If there is anyone here or that you all know who will be unable to attend the PIR please share, If there is a way or something we can pull together and help out with let me/us know such as pass along something to their SR, give a hug to them, shake their hand, take them to lunch, dinner; there was one Mom on here who sent another Mom the SRs cellphone to take to A school along with other items, because Mom was unable to attend.  I'm putting it out there :) 14/310  

Good morning ladies,  No phone calls lately, how's everyone holding up ? I definitely need to find a hobby or something to keep me busy. It was just my son and myself at home and we did a lot together so is really quiet and lonely here now. Miss being able to talk to him!

Yes, It has been 3 weeks with no phone call, It is very different around my home too, So quiet, It was so full of laughter and busy with friends coming over and watching movies and playing games. But now my son is off making new friends, not to forget his old friends, and making a wonderful life for himself and that's what I think about when I'm sad and missing him.

I know what you mean lovingmom, We had quite a few of his friends over especially the last month. This is hard on them and us , but yes I am very proud of what they are doing and who they will become. Just wish we would get a phone call, but it doesn't look good

Dylsmom, are you going to PIR, I can't wait to go,I know we only get a small amount of time with our SR, but it's still worth the trip. My mind constantly stays on him, what he's doing and how he's doing. i received a letter on Friday and that was great, but still want to talk to him. 

Sorry I must have missed this question.. Yes I am flying to PIR from Florida on the 2nd and going to  Sarge's Meet and Greet that night.  I have my suitcase, ribbons, door sign, think I might need a coat too. Are you going to the M&G?

Is it too late for him to change a name on the guest list for graduation?

No Heaven0613, they can still add and change names


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