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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 051 and 052

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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So glad to hear that!  Congratulations going out to him and all our new sailors!  :)

My sailor call came in yesterday around 7 pm. Very proud! Congrats to all the moms/wives/girlfriends and other lows ones iin our group.

We are still up in the air about his orders. He had not received them as of last night....don't know any flight info so we can start to plan the journey home. Flexibility is not my strong point....

Awesome!!  Glad you got to hear from him!  Sounds like there was a lot going, phone, and maybe some much needed fun!  

Hopefully your son finds something out with his orders soon!  

We are all settled in at the Ramada in Waukegan! Can't wait till tomorrow!!!

Hi Firework! We just got to Courtyard Marriott in Waukegan! Sooo glad to be out of the car! :)

If any of ya'll were sitting at the table next to ours at Sarge's meet and greet...I apologize for my son knocking over our table and spilling a drink. He was with my two daughters while I stepped out to check on my veteran and his service dog. The feedback scared the dog and the hubby was already anxious about the crowd. I spent the rest of the night between where the kids were and where the hubby and service dog were near the back. I was very proud of the hubby for going up on stage when Sarge asked for veterans. We had to leave early because between an autistic child and a disgruntled disabled vet...MY nerves were shot!! I hope I can sleep tonight!! I am so excited!!

Wanted to say congratulations to all of the sailors and their families. I watched the PIR and cried out of pride. Even though my son was not there I felt a bond with you all and appreciate your support. I wish you all of you and your sailors the best. Stay safe.

Thank you, proudmomma94! That is so thoughtful of you! It was a wonderful moment and there were many tears in that hall. We were so glad to be able to go! Our son left for Pensacola today, and it was just so good to spend time with him. How is your son doing? It has to be good having him home! :)

I love having him home, definitely makes it easier to cope with his release for him and us! He is doing well, his back issue is not life threatening and as long as he strengthens his muscles he should be ok. He can re-enlist if he so chooses at a later date. He is now looking into schools so I have to fill out FAFSA now (yippee). All in all its all good. I just want him to know no matter what he chooses to do he has our support. Good luck to you all. Take care.

So glad he is moving forward and doing well! It is great that his back is not seriously injured, and he can re-enlist at a later date if he wants!

College is a great route to go, too! I understand about FAFSA! I have to get crackin' on that before long also! My daughter graduates high school in May, and she wants to go to college in the fall. My youngest is 16, and I just can't get over how quick our babies grow up!

Good luck and blessings to you all, as well! Your son is obviously reaching for his future, and it is awesome to hear that he isn't going to let anything stop him from that! Congratulations on raising a fine, young man!


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