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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 10.21.2011 TG 49, 7 Divs. (349-354, 949)


Alumni of PIR 10.21.2011 TG 49, 7 Divs. (349-354, 949)

Group for all who have loved ones graduating on 10.21.2011

NavyMom created this group but has had to leave for another PIR group. Please contact SheilaD with any concerns.

Thank You NavyMom!

Welcome SheilaD!

Location: Great Lakes,Illinois
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2012

Welcome to PIR 10/21/2011

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.







Countdowns Forecast by NWS


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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME to RSVP to the PIR 10/21/2011 Meet & Greet


Discussion Forum

Places to Eat in Great Lakes.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 26, 2011. 5 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 349

Started by Philly5 (Justin's proud mom). Last reply by 6Idahoans Oct 26, 2011. 127 Replies

Ship 11 Div. 351

Started by Ship 11 Div. 351 Katelyn. Last reply by Marvelmom Oct 23, 2011. 101 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 20, 2011. 0 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 350

Started by Mamaof5 (Nuke mom, EM). Last reply by SheilaD Oct 20, 2011. 123 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 20, 2011. 12 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV 949

Started by Carebear. Last reply by GnVA Oct 18, 2011. 136 Replies

Ship 12 Div 353

Started by B'sproudmom. Last reply by Lisa (A-Mac's mom) Oct 18, 2011. 45 Replies

Ship 12 Div 354

Started by Alicia. Last reply by Alicia Oct 18, 2011. 23 Replies

Template of N4M PIR 10/21/2011

Started by PMSingMOMof3(11/351) Oct 18, 2011. 0 Replies

Graduation Video

Started by diane. Last reply by diane Oct 18, 2011. 2 Replies

younger siblings

Started by PMSingMOMof3(11/351). Last reply by SheilaD Oct 17, 2011. 10 Replies

access list

Started by PMSingMOMof3(11/351). Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 17, 2011. 3 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 352

Started by firstonesmom-11/352. Last reply by NalaHooYah Oct 16, 2011. 35 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Philly5 (Justin's proud mom) Oct 15, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Great Lakes RTC Maps

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 13, 2011. 0 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 13, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by diane. Last reply by SheilaD Oct 12, 2011. 17 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 10.21.2011 TG 49, 7 Divs. (349-354, 949) to add comments!

Comment by diane on October 23, 2012 at 12:33pm

I remember this day well. CANT BELIEVE it has been a year . the ceremony was awesome. My son has graduated from 2 of the schools for NUKES . Im very proud of him and all other sailors. GO NAVY!!!

Comment by SheilaD on October 21, 2012 at 12:29pm

Congratulations to all our sailors and their families!  One year ago today we were all thrilled as we watched our recruits become Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world!  I hope that all are doing well! 

Comment by SheilaD on August 24, 2012 at 12:21pm

Hey, Cheryl56 - It is amazing!  I was looking at pictures of my son's Swearing In Ceremony at MEPS in Brooklyn!  Lots has happened since then!  My son is across the country and doing well, which is great. His ship is still undergoing renovations, so they won't be deployed until next year.  Hope you are well!

Comment by Cheryl56(Ship11 DIV352) on August 24, 2012 at 2:00am

Hi Ladies,just thought I would drop in and say...can you believe some of our sailors  are celebrating their one year anniversary on being in the USN!!! I know I can't.This time last year I was psyching myself up to get through 8 weeks of her being at BC, and now here she is 1 yr later half way round the world on her 1st deployment,a lot longer than 8 weeks:P Hope you are all doing good and your sailors too :)

Comment by SheilaD on January 7, 2012 at 5:17pm

Previous photo is from PIR on 1-21-11. His sister is in the background, on the right.  It was great to have him home for 10 days at Christmas - it went too fast! 

Comment by SheilaD on January 7, 2012 at 5:15pm

Comment by goofyand glad on December 30, 2011 at 11:37am

Great Photo Philly.....enjoy him while he is there

Comment by JustMe from NJ on December 30, 2011 at 12:02am
Great photos Philly5!
Comment by Philly5 (Justin's proud mom) on December 29, 2011 at 9:39pm

My sailor home for Christmas :)

Comment by Philly5 (Justin's proud mom) on December 29, 2011 at 9:38pm


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