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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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Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948)


Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948)

This group is for the families and loved ones of those who will graduate boot camp on 10/14/2011.  We are here to support and comfort each other durring the weeks to come and to encourage all.  Hopefully we can meet up at PIR

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2019

Welcome to PIR 10/14/2011

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never 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 discouraged.







Great Lakes, Illinois, weather forecast

R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

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Discussion Forum

Back in Great Lakes

Started by lisa e Apr 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 03 Div 347

Started by kjkooz. Last reply by Reena Oct 23, 2011. 116 Replies

A school in Pensacola Florida

Started by butterkm. Last reply by MarriedtoaSailor1220 Oct 16, 2011. 6 Replies

Ship 04 DIV 342

Started by proud2baNavyMom. Last reply by blondfoxe Oct 16, 2011. 84 Replies

ship 02 div 344 anyone else?

Started by Sonja. Last reply by MandySue72 (ship 02/div 344) Oct 14, 2011. 196 Replies


Started by Newhope203. Last reply by JessicaH76 Oct 12, 2011. 43 Replies

Ship07 Div346

Started by Judi(NavyMom). Last reply by Tomsnavymom Oct 12, 2011. 112 Replies

Ship 04/ Division 341

Started by MichiganNavyMom-Ship 4/Div. 341. Last reply by MichiganNavyMom-Ship 4/Div. 341 Oct 12, 2011. 83 Replies

SHIP 2, DIV 343

Started by msu4ensics. Last reply by lanetteinaz Oct 12, 2011. 139 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV 948

Started by donnac (ship 02 div 948). Last reply by cakes-navysis Oct 11, 2011. 61 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Judi(NavyMom) Oct 8, 2011. 20 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Places to stay

Started by lisa e. Last reply by Patricia - Navy mom x2 :) Oct 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Patricia - Navy mom x2 :) Oct 4, 2011. 4 Replies

Ship7 DIV 345

Started by lisa e. Last reply by austinhardy(Ship 07,Div 345) Sep 29, 2011. 2 Replies


Started by lanetteinaz. Last reply by mattsmom Sep 28, 2011. 5 Replies

What to bring for graduation that my SR might like?

Started by jacksoj5. Last reply by lanetteinaz Sep 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Flag division for your PIR

Started by ThunderD'sMom. Last reply by ThunderD'sMom Sep 26, 2011. 4 Replies

Community Guidelines and OPSEC.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Sep 25, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 26, 2011 at 11:07pm
Leaving this group now also...thank you for sharing your PIR experience with us. Blessings to you all and to your Sailors. Don't hesitate to PM if you need anything.
Comment by luvmysailor on October 17, 2011 at 11:32pm
mattsmom - thank you for the husband just booked the flights, we are staying till monday at 6 am....whatever happens will happen! lol
Comment by mattsmom on October 17, 2011 at 10:49pm

Annette, it's hard to say what would be best. I'm pretty sure she'll leave on the saturday, as only the ones staying in Great Lakes for A school will get all 3 days Liberty, no over nights though.

We didn't know when our son was leaving until 2 weeks before Graduation and then went ahead and booked our flights. Some of my sons friends didn't leave the airport until 8pm.

I'd maybe wait until closer to PIR before you book the flights. It's hard to judge, so good luck.

Comment by luvmysailor on October 17, 2011 at 8:28pm

mattsmom - so what would you suggest? should be book the flight for return, sat night, sun or even mon??  Just want to be able to squeeze in all the possible time.


Comment by diannep on October 17, 2011 at 7:50pm
Leaving you guys now.  Congrats to all of your new sailors and many blessings for their next course in the US Navy!
Comment by mattsmom on October 17, 2011 at 5:09pm

Hi Annette, Welcome :)

My son just graduated friday and he left for Pensacola on saturday. We got to spend time with him until 8pm on friday, although we dropped him off closer to 7,as we didn't want him to be late. He left for the airport early saturday morning, so we went earlier to spend a few hours with him before he flew out, it was only an hour before our flight,so it was perfect.

Just a heads up too, if you don't plan on renting a car, DO NOT use a taxi from the airport.Call ahead and get one from near your hotel, we had to pay $99, our credit card had been blocked due to some fraud, so we found out the hard way. On our return we paid $46, big difference !!!

Good luck to your daughter, the weeks will fly by, so hang in there :)


Comment by luvmysailor on October 17, 2011 at 3:32pm

@MomKaren...thank you so much for your reply, my daughter will not be a grad and go, she is leaving for Pensecola...I just wanted to get some kind of idea because "officially" it states they leave sometime sat, but I thought it was more like they had liberty with us sat & possibly sunday..

Thank you

Comment by MomKaren (07-346) on October 17, 2011 at 3:01pm

Hello Annette, welcome to N4M!  It depends on where your recruit will go for A School.  If it's in Great Lakes, you will have a few minutes with your daughter immediately after graduation Friday, then she would report back to her ship to pack and move across the street like my son did.  He was out by 3:30, and we had him until about 8 pm, then all day Saturday and Sunday (no night liberty).  Some sailors were "grad and go," meaning they only had Friday liberty.  There is another website called "navy for dads" that has more detailed info.

best of luck to your daughter!

Comment by luvmysailor on October 17, 2011 at 2:47pm

Hi all, My daughter has her PIR Dec 2, I am trying to get an idea of the Liberty time they get after... I know they get Friday, but is it just up in the air for Sat and Sun or will they most likely get sat & sun?  Any help will be greatly appreciated...

Congrats to all your Sailors!

Comment by MJ (Dan's Mom) on October 17, 2011 at 9:20am
We had a great time at PIR on Friday.  It was awesom to experience.  Spent some time with Dan on Friday and then drove down again on Sunday to see him again.  He is just an Awesome Sailor, We are all so proud of him! He has changed so much! Can't wait to go back down to school and see him again!

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