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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 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909)

This Group is for those of us who have a Sailor Recruit's Pass in Review January 20, 2012. Please feel free to connect with one another as we will hopefully all be sitting the same room watching not only our own Sailor but all of our Sailors finish their RTC journey and continue on with the rest of their Navy journey. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Someone will be able answer it for you.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 51
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013

Welcome to PIR 01/20/2012

 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.







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M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 01/20/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

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Discussion Forum

Ship 09 DIV 045

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by JORDANSMUM Dec 30, 2013. 124 Replies

(`'~-,..Christopher Walker..,-~'`) <3

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ProudNavyMom Jan 21, 2012. 15 Replies

RTC FB Photos for PIR 01/20/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 09/Div 043?

Started by Navy Mom x3. Last reply by CJ proud mom of DJ Jan 20, 2012. 82 Replies

Ship 09 Div 046-Roll Call!

Started by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke). Last reply by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke) Jan 18, 2012. 231 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2012. 0 Replies

Please Help!

Started by celinamae. Last reply by baylorbear Jan 12, 2012. 6 Replies

ship 02/div 909

Started by shhowe. Last reply by Jtsgnomebase Jan 7, 2012. 54 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 31, 2011. 0 Replies

Meet and Greet over Dinner 01-19-2012

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 29, 2011. 36 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 09 Div 46

Started by Sherees. Last reply by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke) Dec 15, 2011. 1 Reply

American Red Cross made a tough time easier

Started by joemama. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 13, 2011. 1 Reply


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

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 2, 2011. 3 Replies

Welcome Members!

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 1, 2011. 12 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909) to add comments!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on February 11, 2012 at 11:38pm

I am leaving this group now as well, good luck to all of you and your Sailors. If you ever need anything I am only a message away :-)

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on January 31, 2012 at 10:50am

Ladies, all the prayers and wonderful wishes to your families and your sailors.  

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 28, 2012 at 12:19pm

I will be leaving also. God Bless you and all of your Sailors

Comment by diannep on January 26, 2012 at 8:37am

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

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 24, 2012 at 2:32pm
Ditto, mome2jord! Wonderful...and you tell it so well. Boot Camp moms would be good too.
Comment by diannep on January 24, 2012 at 9:54am

mome2jord.  The post below would be a great one to post on the current PIR groups.  Some waiver in whether they should go to PIR...some think they will just go to A School graduation.  Now, I realize that many just can't get to PIR, but for those who CAN,but aren't sure your post will illustrate why to them!  So post it if you don't mind on the groups!

Comment by mome2jord on January 24, 2012 at 2:43am

A big thank you to each one of you as we all were here to support one another as we waited for this much anticipated day.  It was an amazing experience and one that only one can understand if they have been privileged to witness it.  I was so elated to see my son that at the point when I first saw him march out you would have thought I had seen a celebrity for the first time....I started screaming, there he is...there he is, look it's my son!!  To me he is a celebrity and one of my hero's!!  One of the best parts of the day was watching him laugh and hangout with his sister...oh to have those two in the same room again was priceless!!  A journey I will never forget and even through all the freezing cold and snow, it was worth every plane ride we missed, every lost cell phone I had and every icy road driven to be there to hug my son, and when he grabbed me and lifted me up off the ground I could hear his tears of excitement and emotion.  What a blessed day indeed...I thank God every day for my beautiful family who I love so very much!:)

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 23, 2012 at 5:23pm

Yes...please jump in! Think about what your "niche" might be!

Take a look around the site. To find groups go to:

"Groups" tab up top. click it.

When you get there there is a header titled "All Groups" the right of it is a box titled "Sort by" click the drop down and then choose how to view the groups.

If you go to the Main Page there are some Posts that will take you to groups by rating, ships, and the PIR groups.

Boot Camp moms I am sure you all know and there are "DEP leavin for Boot Camp..."  for each month too!

I hope that PIR and liberty were great for you all!

Comment by diannep on January 23, 2012 at 3:26pm

Yes, we would welcome anyone who wants to join our team of N4Moms veterans working on the PIR sites!  Just jump on whenever you want to and share your info!

Comment by Cristina (Robin'sMom) on January 23, 2012 at 1:02pm

A big THANK YOU to the Navy moms who helped all of us have a great experience at the graduation. It's our turn to pay it forward :)


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