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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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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ALUMNI OF PIR 01/16/2015 TG 10 - 7 Divisions (061-066, and 910)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/16/2015 TG 10 - 7 Divisions (061-066, and 910)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 01/16/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 01/16/2015! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP

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Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 910

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Martha Jan 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 063 and 064 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by NavysisterDIV064 Jan 14, 2015. 16 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 061 and 062 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by robin918 Jan 13, 2015. 55 Replies

Division 062- battlestation

Started by navy2014. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 10, 2015. 3 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 8, 2015. 9 Replies

Flight Info Card

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 7, 2015. 0 Replies


Started by CatMom509 Dec 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 065 and 066 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by RV_Mom and Dad Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Trecia on January 13, 2015 at 5:26pm

She's a Sailor!!!!!  Div. 910 is calling!!!!!

Comment by Alicia on January 13, 2015 at 5:04pm
062 here. I got the call!!!!! 061,062, and a third division completed BS21. I can breathe now, but I can't stop crying happy tears. Thank you, ladies, for all your support!!!
Comment by CatMom509 on January 13, 2015 at 4:28pm

Hello All!

     "I will remember the works of the Lord;

     surely I will remember Your wonders of old.

     I will also meditate on all Your work and

     talk of Your deeds."

                                                Psalm 77:11-12

Comment by diannep on January 13, 2015 at 1:39pm

There is a discrepancy on when 061/062 did/are doing BattleStations.  I have received 3 different dates from ladies in this group!  So....hoping that last night was the night and you receive your calls today!

Comment by robin918 on January 13, 2015 at 11:08am

My phone is attached to my body!!!

Cannot believe I will be flying out tomorrow !

Comment by Trecia on January 13, 2015 at 10:44am

We are confirmed for our suite at Navy Gateway Inn!  Now, I have to get my driver's license renewed and get some Christmas goodies made....Oh my goodness - we leave in two days...I'd better get on it!  Soooooo excited to see her! :-)

Comment by diannep on January 13, 2015 at 10:01am

Good Morning!  Expecting I'm a Sailor calls from 061/062 this afternoon, after 2pm Central.  It is possible that either the 900 division went with them or 063/064, or they could have gone alone.  All divisions I mentioned should have phones close!

Comment by Alicia on January 13, 2015 at 8:15am
Thank you, CatMom and FTLW. I'm feeling much better about the driving. The only trip we will need to make to the airport will be to meet up with our son, so I'm hoping we won't be seeing too much traffic.
Comment by CatMom509 on January 13, 2015 at 3:45am


It's wasn't scary at all for me also!  I went on Mapquest and printed out turn by turn directions from O'Hare to my hotel in Waukegan, from my hotel to where I was planning on taking my Sailor to eat, from the hotel to Midway Airport (since that was where she was flying to A school), from Midway to O'Hare (in case I needed to go from one airport to the other if I ran out of time to get back to our hotel room and rest before flying home--but we ended up with plenty of time to return to our hotel), and from our hotel back to O'Hare.  No surprises!!  My second daughter with me also had her GPS on her cell phone, but it was running low and she didn't have her car charger with bring that if you have one~~

Also, if you check out my "PERTINENT PIR TIPS" up above I give the route from my hotel (Holiday Inn Express) and all the highway numbers to get to the Midway Airport, where to exit and where to park in the long term parking lot -- $14.00 all day vs $5.00 an hour at the airport terminal lot, plus there was a nifty warmed waiting area there to wait for the tram to take you to the terminal. 

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 12, 2015 at 11:26pm

No worries...didn't come out wrong at all.

You know...I do not travel at all. Driving was the thing I most feared most and you know what? turned out to be the most fun and comfortable part. I had teens at the time and was used to the "Drive-and-wait" thing with them.

We had a Chevy Impala - the Cop car in our Families HO. LOL.

Now I landed at O'Hare around noon I think so on the road to Navy Lodge around 2 on a Tuesday...not bad at all and the drive back around the same time was not bad either. It was pretty straight forward . at least I remember it that way.

I did get lost downtown once (Hubby TOLD me not to go there and did I listen? Nooo Free Smiley Courtesy of ), but the GPS I rented with the car (they had had a parade that weekend and the GPS did not know that)and a few, "I think that looks clear over there's!" eventually got us out.

Drove to Midway at midnight and it was not bad, but seemed long. It does go through the downtown traffic so if you hit that it will be like congestion anywhere. I was headed back to Navy Lodge around 6 AM as son had an early flight.

I think the un-scary factor was that we gave ourselves plenty of time for everything (for once) and that helped a panicking of being late etc.


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