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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 OF PIR 06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933)


ALUMNI OF PIR  06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933)

Members: 99
Latest Activity: May 29, 2014

WELCOME TO PIR 06/29/2012

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 Sailors/Recruits 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.








CLICK ME for the LINKS to PIR 06/29/2012 MEET & GREETS



Discussion Forum

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tdbridges Jul 4, 2012. 3 Replies

I have a SAILOR........!!

Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by proudmom Jun 27, 2012. 7 Replies

Help!!! Ship 12 Div 204

Started by CLAMOM. Last reply by aespriggle Jun 27, 2012. 4 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

SHIP 09 -- DIV 202

Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202 Jun 25, 2012. 24 Replies

Ship 9 Division 200

Started by criveramalone. Last reply by wenlower Jun 24, 2012. 22 Replies

Ship 09 Div 199

Started by adrienne ship 09 div 199. Last reply by sunshine Jun 22, 2012. 24 Replies

Ship09 Div201Jacob's MOM

Started by Jacob's Mom (Ship 9 Div 201). Last reply by Monee Jun 22, 2012. 5 Replies

Ship 11/Div 196

Started by mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29). Last reply by staysealynne Jun 21, 2012. 14 Replies

Cell Phones after PIR?

Started by Monee. Last reply by diannep Jun 21, 2012. 2 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 814

Started by mom of 11 ship 04 div 814. Last reply by Dan Jun 20, 2012. 52 Replies

Ship 11 / Div 197

Started by TenaciousDee. Last reply by TenaciousDee Jun 19, 2012. 47 Replies

Ship 11 Division 198

Started by raeveness(Ship11Div198PIR6/29). Last reply by diannep Jun 17, 2012. 18 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jun 17, 2012. 2 Replies

PIR aug 3 2012

Started by vk12392. Last reply by vk12392 Jun 17, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by lisa ship 11 Division 197 Jun 9, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933) to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on August 8, 2012 at 5:16pm

Leaving your group now. Good luck and blessings as you continue this journey with your sailor.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 18, 2012 at 9:19am

Leaving your Group now. Blessings to you and your Sailor!

Comment by smokie (ship12 Div 203) on July 16, 2012 at 7:44am

Abzymom, They will get in just save the seats go earlier. Also when it is the holiday they normally do not go right away. My son did not know when he was going to A school until down to that day he left Sunday morning so we got an extra day so make reservations for more days then cancel if not needed as long as 24 hrs ahead most places. We stayed at the Residence Inn I would highly recommend they had the shuttle that toke you also. It is great event take tissues and be proud for those sailors.

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on July 13, 2012 at 1:38pm

I wouldn't worry - although I know how hard it is not to.  There was a group next to us that had 16 people - the 4 got in and saved seats for the others.  They were the first ones in line - so remaining 12 were the first ones that got in once they opened the doors for the extras.  They get let in - in plenty of time to get seated - and it appeared that no one was turned away - we even had some "open" seats around us and we were about the 5th row.  People could have moved in more if there was people that needed a place to sit.  Go and enjoy.  Your sailor will love the support.

Comment by Abzymom(SH12/DIV272) on July 13, 2012 at 2:07am

My SR's PIR isn't until 8/31 (Labor Day weekend) and I was hoping for some recently experienced Moms' feedback on unlisted/extra guests??? I noticed your PIR had 12 Divisions graduate, like ours, and I wondered if any extra guests that were brought along had been turned away because of a lack of space? I'd hate to see Grandma spend the money to get there and then not get in.  Also, Is it true my SR won't know until Graduation, or just before, when he'll fly out for A-school on the west coast?  Especially with the holiday the following Monday?  Many Thanks in advance...

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 8, 2012 at 6:58pm

Thanks Dan!

Comment by Dan on July 5, 2012 at 5:14pm

My sailor just told us where to drop him off. 

We just met him at the Metra station Saturday.  He walked there from the gate.  and we caught the train together.  Other parents picked up from here. Yes the Ohio street one.

I believe that those are the correct gate numbers.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 5, 2012 at 4:49pm

Dan - Thanks for your info about your PIR experience...helps so much.


"We parked in the small metra station at PIR, but saw many people being dropped off at the walk in gate there.  The car line looked long, and then they had to walk quite a ways to get in line behind the walk-ins that had lined up while they were driving and walking back.  I think this was gate 8.

When you return your sailor you do so on Buckley, I believe that it is gate 6, you drive through the gate, after getting permission, and then turn right, after the NEX, into the chapel parking lot.  You can then drive to the chapel and drop your sailor off their.  It shortens their walk back to their ship to check in."

Gate 8 (Ohio) is where you entered for PIR but to bring your Sailor back it was the Illinois entrance (Gate 6? not sure on the number either but can find out!)...the one that runs in front of the NEX etc and then the right into the Chapel parking?

How did you know to go back to that entrance instead?

I ask because I used Ohio entrance again on that first night and we were able to drop off in the Chapel parking but the other days (Sailor was at RTC for a couple of days) it was always the PIR parking Garage. Had to walk across to the NEX each day to fetch him and say goodbye at the Parking Garage. (This was a year ago.)

Thanks for the help! Like to keep the Moms updated.

Comment by diannep on July 4, 2012 at 7:17pm

Got it, tatmom!  Glad you had such a great day with him!

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on July 4, 2012 at 7:12pm

leftwayleft - thanks.  You are right.  I didn't think about it much at the time - but looking back at it now I am glad I did what I could for him.  I had read on N4M that some Sailors wanted to sight see and some wanted just to hang out - my son wanted to be out and about with his family at places we could talk with each other.  I had to argue with both my current husband and my ex that kept telling me that he would be fine - and of course he said he would be OK as well.  It just didn't sit well with me.  It was so nice that he was able to get 7 hours of sleep, take a shower, we exchanged items at the hotel rather than the airport, feed him while hearing more of his stories - and seeing him off.  It only could have been better - if it lasted longer.  I am thankful for the time and the choices he has made.  Congratulations again to everyone.


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