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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.

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PIR 01/08/10 Survivors Self-Help Group


PIR 01/08/10 Survivors Self-Help Group

Welcome everyone who has a sailor who graduated on January 8th 2010 or anyone who just wants to join the fun!

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2020

Discussion Forum

Talk Like A Sailor

Started by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors Nov 15, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on November 14, 2009 at 7:12pm
Alex's Mom, the number of sailors all depend on how many divisions have the same PIR. There are about 80 recruits in each division. My other son's PIR had 12 divisions. Ours now also has 12 divisions. so 80x12= 960. I guess with as many graduating, they only have four tickets per recruit.
All the hotels in the area are really good to the families. I stayed at the Navy Lodge back in Oct., and plan to stay there again this time.
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on November 13, 2009 at 10:39pm
Here is what I have experienced from my other son:
Tickets for PIR are 4 per recruit. The recruit is the only one who can add or change the names. If a recruit is not going to use all four, that person can add a person for a fellow recruit. I think, that if there is enough room, others without a ticket can be seated once all others are seated. It is not a tangible ticket, but your name on a list.
As to letters. You will get the form letter with all the information as well as four names your recruit has listed. Those names can be changed. Also there will be a few lines at the end for the recruit to add something. My younger son said "P-days suck, I love you"
Once they get settled into their new home, they are given time on Sundays to write. Some find time to write when the RDCs aren't watching. Letters are mailed on Sundays, so once the recruits start writing we all become "mailman stalkers"!!!! lol
As for the hotel, I went on Thursday in time for the "meet and greet" Thurs. evening and left Sat. Before you make plans, find out if your recruit is a "Grad and Go" If so, they will be flying out after PIR to their A School.

I just went through this last month, so this is all still fresh in my mind, so please keep the questions flowing. I know I had so many the first time. If it wasn't for this site, I don't think I would have made it!
Now I am back for round two!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on November 13, 2009 at 5:50pm
Ladies, I hope everyone is doing well this afternoon. My younger son had his PIR on 10-16-09. I stayed at the Navy Lodge. It was $65.00 per night. Also, the Ramada Inn had a nice "Meet and Greet" on Thurs. night.
The next eight weeks will be so emotional for everyone!
I remember the first "real" letter I got. I stood on my front porch and just cried. I couldn't open it for a long time. My daughter finally told me to just open it!
But, oh the joy I felt when I saw him in his Dress Blues. I'm just a nervous and excited for my older son who is there now. I want to rush home and see if the box is there.
I know by the end of the eight weeks we will know each other so well. I am so glad to be here with such a wonderful group!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on November 13, 2009 at 3:06pm
Well, I talked to the recruiter. Richard is Ship 3 Division 049. So it looks like I am in the right group.
I hope to go home to a box on my front porch and maybe the form letter this weekend.
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on November 13, 2009 at 12:02pm
I hope I am in the right group. My son left Monday, and I have not yet been able to get his Ship and Division number. His recruiter was out yesterday. I called today, but he just got there. He is going to look and call me back.
In the mean time, by looking at everything, I think this is the right group.

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