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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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 05/11/2012 TG 26 — 12 Divisions (141–150, 812 & 926)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/11/2012 TG 26 — 12 Divisions (141–150, 812 & 926)

For those graduating on May 11,2012. Let's all connect here and share.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 124
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

Welcome to PIR 05/11/2012

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Recruits/Sailors are not allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.





MySpace-Countdowns Forecast by NWS

CLICK ME for the Page with the links for the RTC Website

CLICK ME for the PIR 05/11/2012 MEET & GREETS


Discussion Forum

SHIP 04 / DIV 812

Started by Jaimers. Last reply by kbuddy May 23, 2014. 292 Replies

Time sure does fly...

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Annette GM3 Mom Jan 27, 2014. 5 Replies

SHIP 09 / DIV 146

Started by KikiOtter. Last reply by KikiOtter Dec 7, 2012. 364 Replies

Corry Station sailors from PIR 5/11/12

Started by Donna. Last reply by Smile09 AD/HM Mom Jun 22, 2012. 27 Replies

SHIP 11/DIV 141

Started by Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141). Last reply by rlmb May 22, 2012. 156 Replies


Started by Meggles. Last reply by yvette May 18, 2012. 8 Replies

Ship 12 Div 147

Started by itzlogansmom. Last reply by MattsMom (Division 212) May 17, 2012. 105 Replies

Division T-Shirts - more info please

Started by Smile09 AD/HM Mom. Last reply by Tangela ~ A Ceremonial Guard Mom May 14, 2012. 11 Replies

Mom's request

Started by BrendaF. Last reply by BrendaF May 13, 2012. 10 Replies

Ship 11 / Div 142

Started by kimstn. Last reply by kimstn May 12, 2012. 89 Replies

My Experience at PIR 5/4/12

Started by Wyobraskamom. Last reply by lgomba May 12, 2012. 1 Reply

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW May 10, 2012. 10 Replies

MAPS of RTC/Metra Parking Map

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW May 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 09 Div 143

Started by John and April. Last reply by GiteeupGo May 9, 2012. 122 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW May 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Where is everyone planning to stay for PIR?

Started by Fishingurl04. Last reply by yvette May 9, 2012. 43 Replies

So who all got ththe calle Im a sailor call?

Started by Ryansgirl12/148. Last reply by MattsMom (Division 212) May 9, 2012. 11 Replies

Ship 12/Div 150

Started by Zanga-mom (CVN 75). Last reply by Zanga-mom (CVN 75) May 9, 2012. 28 Replies

Ship 09 Div 145

Started by Jessica. Last reply by Jessica May 6, 2012. 71 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/11/2012 TG 26 — 12 Divisions (141–150, 812 & 926) to add comments!

Comment by CMD on February 9, 2016 at 9:36am
Thanks Yvette. Congrats on your son as well. Submarine life takes a certain personality! Does he have Internet access or anyway to contact him? I like Mayport very much. My hubs is Army and I am jealous of all the nice Naval bases in vacation spots! We are in Germany now so can't complain about that:)
Comment by CMD on February 9, 2016 at 5:25am

I am! My son has been in Mayport these last almost-4 years.  He's reenlisting this week(so happy about that).  He's been on 2 deployments - one to the Arabian Sea and the other on a NATO-flagged 'European Cruise' lol.  He's truly seen the world and we are very proud.  He is an E5 and next assignment this summer is in San Diego.

Comment by Smile09 AD/HM Mom on April 2, 2013 at 9:07pm

Yes a reunion!  #2 is leaving either July or Sept, it's not in stone yet.  He is going in as an HM (Corpsman).  I am in denial all over again!

Comment by Donna on April 2, 2013 at 8:57pm
Amy! Soon?! Hope you are well!
By the way everyone my son is PR Airman. They are safety equipmentmen.
Hey, it's a reunion :D
Comment by Smile09 AD/HM Mom on April 2, 2013 at 8:10pm

We are still here:)  My kiddo is stationed at LeMoore, CA - he is an AD, he builds and rebuilds jet engines.  He may get deployed within the next 6 months.  We are waiting to hear!  #2 Son is leaving for bootcamp in a few months.

Comment by Donna on April 2, 2013 at 6:18pm
Congrats Nancy! Mine is on tail end of deployment to Japan. Counting the weeks until he is back in the states!!
Comment by Donna on April 2, 2013 at 8:14am
Yvette, you must be very proud!! My son only did A school in FL and then left at the end of Dec for Japan. It is hard having limited contact but 2 more months!! Already planning a summer trip to visit him. I can't wait! So many things changed in this past year! Still holding on during this crazy ride. I know your son is anxious since he has finished school. Hugs to you!!
Comment by Donna on April 1, 2013 at 7:58pm
Still here! One year down...Japan mom now :(
Comment by Jennifer G on July 2, 2012 at 11:27am

We were there :)

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 22, 2012 at 7:23pm

Leaving this group now. Blessings to you and your Sailors!


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