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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 01/06/12 TG 07 — 09 Divisions (029–036 & 907)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/06/12 TG 07 — 09 Divisions (029–036 & 907)

This is for each of us who are anxiously anticipating that special day on 1/6/12 when all the effort, support and worry is coupled with our recruits hard work and dedication and will come to fruition.  Each tear shed and moment spent on sleepless nights will not go away during the next eight weeks, but to know we have a support system where we all share the same goal, will help lift our spirits as we continue through this exciting journey together!!!  Let the countdown begin!!!:)

mome2jord started this group but has had to leave for another PIR group.

allie4298(ship07/div036) will be the acting group leader.

Thank you to you both!


Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 73
Latest Activity: May 31, 2012

Welcome to PIR 01/06/12

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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 as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.








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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 01/06/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1 CLICK ME for PIR 01/06/2012 RAMADA Meet and Greet


Discussion Forum

Ship07 Div 035 Alumni

Started by jaydawn(HM Mom). Last reply by jaydawn(HM Mom) Jan 17, 2012. 216 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by chadsmom93 Jan 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 07 / Div 036

Started by allie42989 (ship07/div036). Last reply by Babette-Zack's Mom Jan 7, 2012. 48 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 5, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV 907

Started by baylorbear. Last reply by kev323 Jan 5, 2012. 37 Replies

ADOPT-A-SAILOR Videos and News links

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 4, 2012. 2 Replies

SHIP 07 DIV 034

Started by Miriam43 (Japan/USS George Wash). Last reply by Sukie Jan 3, 2012. 89 Replies

SHIP 07 DIV 033

Started by bluskyzahead(SHIP 07 DIV 033). Last reply by Ilovemysailor(ship 7 div 033) Jan 2, 2012. 38 Replies

Ship 12 DIV 030..

Started by NavyMom (Ship 12 DIV 030). Last reply by Mom of two sailors Dec 31, 2011. 77 Replies

Ship 12 Div 031

Started by kgobble. Last reply by rombko Dec 27, 2011. 46 Replies

Ship 12 Div 032

Started by chelsealoo. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Dec 19, 2011. 30 Replies


Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035) Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 6, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by chelsealoo Dec 3, 2011. 18 Replies

PIR 1-06-12

Started by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12. Last reply by OLIVIA Nov 29, 2011. 3 Replies

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Babette-Zack's Mom Nov 29, 2011. 6 Replies

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 Nov 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/06/12 TG 07 — 09 Divisions (029–036 & 907) to add comments!

Comment by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 on January 27, 2012 at 11:35am

Hi Navy family! I just wanted to share that my daughter-in-law had a picture book made by shutterfly of our sailor's PIR weekend & it is wonderful! Pics of the ceremony, family, the airport-just everything. It is really a great idea for a keepsake!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 23, 2012 at 7:28pm

Leaving your group now! Thank you all! Blessings to you and your Sailors!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 13, 2012 at 2:09pm
  • This is the official statement posted by RTC FB. There are also news articles with prliminary information. The young mans name HAS been released to the media...RTC just does not want us posting it yet.
  • A memorial Service at RTC (right now, they have posted staff/personnel) is planned for next Wednesday...the details have not been worked out yet.
  • From Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs:

    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 11, 2012) — A Navy recruit died Jan. 11 while in boot camp training at Recruit Training Command (RTC) here.

    The incident took place during a standard physical fitness assessment at RTC. Lovell Federal Health Care Center medical service personnel pronounced the recruit dead at approximately 9:57 a.m. CST. An investigatio...n by the Navy and Naval Criminal Investigative Service to determine the details of the incident is in progress.

    “This seaman recruit was an outstanding recruit,” said Capt. Steven Bethke, commanding officer, RTC. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. His loss is felt by the entire RTC staff.”

    The recruit enlisted in the U.S. Navy Nov. 16, 2011, and was scheduled to graduate from Navy boot camp this month. Following graduation, he would have a machinist’s mate in the Navy.

    The recruit is survived by his parents.

    We respectfully ask that everyone please refrain from posting the recruit’s name on our Facebook page.
Comment by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 on January 13, 2012 at 8:57am

OLIVIA-Unfortunately, yes. A SR passed out after running in PT & then passed away at GL. It happened Monday. There are official posts about it on facebook on US Navy RTC & on other Navy sites. Sorry I don't have a link for them.

Comment by OLIVIA on January 12, 2012 at 10:01pm

Popeye's mom - what happened??? Did one of the recruits pass away?


Comment by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 on January 12, 2012 at 1:08pm

My prayers to the family & friends of the SR who passed away at Great Lakes. And to all his Navy family too. What an awful tragedy.

Comment by jlmjtat(ship 12 div 032) on January 12, 2012 at 10:10am

Had a great time at PIR last week.  Thank you all for sharing so much information about your experience, I gleaned a lot of helpful info.   

Comment by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 on January 12, 2012 at 9:39am

Congrats to all who are PIR today! Hope the weather isn't too bad!

Comment by diannep on January 12, 2012 at 9:27am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors in their Navy adventures! 

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 10, 2012 at 7:05pm

jansu831 - Thanks for spreading the word! I hope she gets on N4M's as it can be helpful beyond the PIR experience too!


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