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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.

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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 02/17/2012 TG 13 — 07 Divisions (069–074 & 913)


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/17/2012 TG 13 — 07 Divisions (069–074 & 913)

This group is for families and friends of Sailors graduating on February 17, 2012.  We can share information, concerns and ways to connect as we continue the journey from bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 105
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013

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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 not 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 remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.





Countdowns Forecast by NWS


 CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

 CLICK ME for the PIR 02/17/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

 CLICK ME for the PIR 02/17/2012 RAMADA Meet and Greet

Discussion Forum

Ship 03 Division 071

Started by tucker2. Last reply by tucker2 Feb 29, 2012. 400 Replies

If your SR is a Nuke, lets talk.

Started by Connie (Ship03 Div 070). Last reply by IowaMOM Feb 26, 2012. 25 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by dclynn(SHIP03/DIV071) Feb 21, 2012. 5 Replies

SHIP 3 Division 069

Started by IowaMOM. Last reply by Celeste(HA Mom) Feb 19, 2012. 118 Replies

SHIP 03 DIV 070 Anyone else?

Started by Connie (Ship03 Div 070). Last reply by raeinaz Feb 15, 2012. 251 Replies

Ship 12 Div 073 anyone?

Started by JennC922-NJ (Ship12 Div073). Last reply by JennC922-NJ (Ship12 Div073) Feb 15, 2012. 48 Replies

Ship 12 Div 074?

Started by EmilyDanielle(12/074). Last reply by foreverandalways3511 Feb 14, 2012. 81 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jessiepage Feb 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 02 Div 913

Started by Okie Cowgirl. Last reply by Okie Cowgirl Feb 11, 2012. 66 Replies

Div 072 Anyone?

Started by Linda (navynucmom). Last reply by jillbro (Ship 12 Div 074) Feb 9, 2012. 54 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Feb 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Jan 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 12 Div 074 Trivia

Started by chocolatelablover. Last reply by foreverandalways3511 Jan 30, 2012. 4 Replies

Family Guide and FAQ RTC Website

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 28, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jan 27, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 12 Division 074 Missing Graduation packet!

Started by CarrieN. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 21, 2012. 5 Replies

Phone call

Started by Ann. Last reply by FLmom4Josh Jan 20, 2012. 6 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by chocolatelablover Jan 17, 2012. 1 Reply

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day? (Up to week #6) – From a SAILOR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Okie Cowgirl Jan 9, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 02 div 913

Started by Shelly. Last reply by Okie Cowgirl Jan 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/17/2012 TG 13 — 07 Divisions (069–074 & 913) to add comments!

Comment by darlene on October 29, 2013 at 3:09pm

Hi all - I can't believe how long it's been sense we were all in this room chatting and wondering if our kids would make it through boot camp. I would love to know where everyone is located - well kinda located given the rules. My son is on the east coast which is wonderful for us. He can come home at times (when he has money). He's been deployed twice already, which wasn't always easy being 21, be he adjusted well. I can't thank the Navy enough for the Man he's become. We've watched 3 boys in our family come home save this year from deployment and we feel very blessed. I hope you are all doing well and your children are as well.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 4, 2012 at 6:24pm

Leaving this group now.

Blessings to you all and your Sailors!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 4, 2012 at 6:23pm

momofSR - I am hoping that everything works out for you all...what a thing to have to go through!

Comment by momofSR03/071 on March 1, 2012 at 8:17pm
Thanks Chocolatelablover. I agree. Its sad that the kids will be in trouble but they did break& enter & burglar my home. They endangered their friends life as well. Our boys basketball team is playing the Chardon team tonight (where they had the school shooting) we have been playing sports against those kids for 15 years or so. Its a sad time around here. When small communities interact you get to know a lot of people from those towns. It seems like some kids who cause problems always take it out on others. I'm glad my house wasn't shot up but its sad when kids r hurting to bring problems to other kids. I'm not dropping my charges though no matter how many times they beg or threaten.
People do need to be accountable for their actions. This group of kids have had many 2nd chances.
Comment by chocolatelablover on March 1, 2012 at 5:37pm

momofSR03/071 I am so sorry to hear of what happened while you are away and I am happy that you are filing charges. Some of our problems in society today stem from the lack of holding people accountable & responsible for their actions. You did not force them to destroy/desicrate your home & they need to be held accountable for their actions.  I refer sarcastically to the words accountable & responsible quiet frequently as bad words such as the four letter word beginning with f. Heaven forbid we hold people accountable or responsible. Kind of like famous people who overdose and then everyone looks for a scapegoat in the Dr's who prescribe the meds that they (the Dr's) believe the person to need. Did they force that person to take the drugs outside of their prescribed dosage? Off my soapbox...Hope you can move on from this and that there is a speedy end to it.

Comment by Connie (Ship03 Div 070) on February 24, 2012 at 11:53pm

Glad to hear everything is cleaned up and that you are holding the people who did this accountable.

Comment by momofSR03/071 on February 24, 2012 at 6:24pm
Everyone is good!! Its nice being able to text & talk to our son!! Everything is cleaned up at home. Our pets seem ok.
It just sucks that it happened. We are pressing charges against the group of people that seem to think they can just go and do what they want.
Comment by darlene on February 24, 2012 at 6:13pm
I've been thinking about you and your family sense you've returned home. I hope you're doing ok or as well as expected. You have so much courage to go home and face what you have had to face. In the shadows of all of this I hope you & your animals are doing ok. We are all thinking of you.
Comment by momofSR03/071 on February 21, 2012 at 6:24pm
Graduation was beautiful!! We spent the weekend with our sailor. When we went into chicago people on the streets went out of their way to shakes my sons hand and thank him for serving. Gosh it made me cry each time. One guy gave him a patch that had 05-1-11 with geronomo on it. It showed the twin towers, the pa field and the pentagon. That made everyone cry.
Sadly as we were at graduation we received a phone call from our local police. While we were away people broke into our house and had a party. One girl almost died & was hospitalized. The ate. They cooked. They drank. They played pool. They took handfuls of pills, smoked pot. They left our windows open. Food was left out. Drugs were left here. Basically disrespected everything our household stood for. Shame on them. I had to deal with multiple calls from the police & relatives through out the weekend. I also wouldn't allow anyone to tell our sailor. I didn't want anything to shadow his weekend. I still do not want him to know his household was disrespected in any way.
I shouted to the world we were going to be gone for the weekend. Thursday night was when they did everything. we live in a small town where there isn't a lot of crime. Today I met with the police. The police r running 3 different charges against the people that stem from almost letting someone die without calling for help. They never did call 911. They dropped the girl off at an ER. She was seizing and bleeding. People actually prevented an ambulance from being called because they didn't want to get in trouble for being at our house. They asked us to press charges. There are 4 different charges they said we needed to do. Sad. We r consulting an attorney then really have no choice. Some of the parents of kids that were here have asked us not to press any criminal charges. I directed them to my face book posting which reads.....
I have never felt so disrespected in my whole life. Yesterday we were honoring our oldest son at his Navy graduation. He is sacrificing a lot to give to his country. We have been waiting thru the holidays& new year for this day when we could see our son & have our family together!! It was his day!! He has gone without so much. He had intensive training daily with little sleep. He has a ton of respect for our country & others. Yes sir!! Yes Ma'am! Thank you sir!!
His Sailor's Creed

"I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all."

Its very Noble! Its very respectful.
So when his family is away from home celebrating his accomplishment... people decide to have a party at our house while we r away. A person almost dies. In my house while I am away!!
I am walking out of the graduation and my phone rings. The police wanting information about the events that happened and & the person who had to go to the hospital. I had no flipping clue. My whole family is in Chicago attending an event. After 3 police phone calls I get details.
I had drug use in my house!!! Other illegal activities!! Strangers in my house!! Other people we knew as well! SOME ONE COULD HAVE DIED!
U cast a shadow on our special day!! do we love our country but can't help but be disappointed of our home town?? Now people are worried we are going to press charges and ruin their life! We wouldn't be ruining their life they chose the path they are on. I didn't choose it for them. Yesterday I didn't want word of this getting back to steven and put a cloud on his special day!! I put it to the back of my mind as much as I could.
This morning I can't help but think on it. My house is a mess. Food was left out to ruin. My dogs were probably traumatized. I'm super upset and very angry.
Shame on you all!!!
Selfish, idiotic, & irresponsible!!!
I have an appointment to give a god dam statement to the police on Monday after we return. Can you imagine having to discuss this and deal with this when we were not even home. We better not have any legal problems and be held responsible for what happened! We were crying our eyes out because we are proud of the man our son chose to be while people there at home were disrespectful to his home and things!!
MADISON totally SUCKS for me at the moment!! We r now headed out to enjoy our freedom in Chicago for the day!! I will again put this in the back of my mind so we can have a day not spoiled with sad thoughts of home.
Comment by diannep on February 21, 2012 at 5:41pm

raeinaz:  Thanks!  Yes, if you would like to drop into the active PIR groups, check some of the posts, and just answer questions/share your experience, that would help.  The current active groups are:

PIR 03/02, 03/09, 03/16, 03/30, 04/06

Thanks for the help!


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