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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 05/18/2012 TG 27 — 8 Divisions (151–156, 813 & 927)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/18/2012 TG 27 —   8 Divisions (151–156, 813 & 927)

For those graduating on 05/18/2012.  Let's all connect here and share!

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 85
Latest Activity: May 15, 2016

Welcome to PIR 05/18/2012

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Recruits/Sailors 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 for the LINKS for the PIR 05/18/2012 MEET & GREETS





Discussion Forum

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by sandi (Ship12,DIV321) Sep 14, 2012. 8 Replies

Division Ribbons

Started by Joshsmom2012. Last reply by Joshsmom2012 Jun 18, 2012. 10 Replies

Recgonizing Each Other at Meet & Greet

Started by Mom2131Ship11/Div156. Last reply by Momship Jun 17, 2012. 31 Replies

SHIP 12 DIV 153

Started by Momship. Last reply by Momship May 24, 2012. 125 Replies

Ship 11. Div. 155

Started by flgirltwo. Last reply by Momship May 24, 2012. 157 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 151

Started by Trevor's mom. Last reply by Trevor's mom May 23, 2012. 109 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 813

Started by SWCC'Em. Last reply by Chris's Mom May 18, 2012. 464 Replies

Ship 02, Div 927 : PIR 5/18/12

Started by donna2838. Last reply by Nancy (proud CS momma) May 16, 2012. 50 Replies

What ribbons and medals can your sailor earn in boot camp? Craig

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Dana/Texas May 14, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 12 Division 154

Started by Sharpmom2012. Last reply by mn navy mom May 13, 2012. 158 Replies

My Experience at PIR 5/4/12

Started by Wyobraskamom. Last reply by JanRN May 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Last minute "to-do's" ?

Started by whitney. Last reply by Momship May 12, 2012. 2 Replies

What to pack to take to our SRs next week?

Started by lousunday. Last reply by Misty from MN May 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/18/2012 TG 27 — 8 Divisions (151–156, 813 & 927) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 4:03pm

I see that flgirltwo...and  you should be proud! This site can be a lot at first but once you get the hang of it it can be "too much fun!" LOL

Woo-Hoo! Love the pic!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 4:00pm

Chrisians's Mom - Just stay here...what will happen is more will join this group. It just will take time.

You can start a Discussion for your Division up above in the Discussion Forum for your Division. Then you can connect with those memebrs that have loved ones in your SR's Division. I have contacted a "veteran" mom who had a Sailor who went through in the SPECOPS Division so she can answer any questions for you about thet.

BUT check in on the Main wall of the group here for any regular BC info and PIR info ...and also to ask any questions you might have for us "veteran" (moms who have been through the BC experiance) moms.

Comment by flgirltwo on March 29, 2012 at 3:58pm

@FTLW - Thanks for all your help!  As you see I figured out how to add the photo!  I'm proud of myself!  lol! 

Comment by flgirltwo on March 29, 2012 at 3:57pm

Hi Chrisiana's Mom.  This is the group for the SR graduating (PIR) on 05/18/2012.  It's full of information you'll need about your SR's time at BC.  Feel free to add a discussion for Ship 04 Div 813 and others with that same address will join you.  (See above comment wall - where it says "Add a discussion". 

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 3:21pm


FireTeamLeaderWife here!

My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF Reservist wife for 27 + years…I know …not Navy…but I am familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments…one right after 9/11 and most recently a year ago…our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.

I am a “veteran” mom on the PIR groups mostly. I have been on them now for the last 10 months and we have 5-7 PIR groups running at the same time.

I will check in here to see if I can answer any questions and lend support. There will be a few other veteran moms along to lend a hand and support you all through your PIR experience. Others drop in occasionally too…plus we are always looking for more to “join the ranks”. Things change in the military and we like to give out the most current info that we can so moms that have just gone through this help a lot.

I have a lot of Discussions with information to provide you along the way.Please ask any and all questions…there are NO dumb ones Folks!

Welcome! Hang on for the ride!

Comment by diannep on March 29, 2012 at 1:55pm

Jessica/FTLW:  If the 5/11 group is up to 149, they must have 150 too since that would be the brother division of 149?

Comment by diannep on March 29, 2012 at 1:53pm

Hi!---another N4Moms veteran here, joining to help out!  Hi, Jessica and FTLW!  I know Betsy and Lala will be along soon, along with some other N4Moms veterans to help!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 1:33pm

If they have a 149 they should have a would be their brother division. But then anything is possible...we've learned that!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 1:31pm

Please Jessica! Thanks! That would help...still doing the techy thing LOL!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 29, 2012 at 1:22pm

The PIR behind is up to 149 at last count and I have a confirmation with a Form Letter of 152 for this PIR date. Still waiting on RTC to update their site!


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