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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 05/25/2012 TG 28 — 7 Divisions (157–162 & 928)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/25/2012 TG 28 —   7 Divisions (157–162 & 928)

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 70
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2012

Welcome to PIR 05/25/2012

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 05/25/2012 MEET & GREETS



Discussion Forum

Ship 12, Div. 158

Started by Paula. Last reply by Cheri May 22, 2012. 17 Replies

Ship 2 Division 928

Started by SUNY mom. Last reply by SUNY mom May 21, 2012. 93 Replies

METRA INFO/UPN line and Ogilve Station location

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jenn724 Ship7 Division 161 May 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Death in the family

Started by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160. Last reply by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160 May 20, 2012. 4 Replies

Ship 07 Division 159

Started by annie_navygirl(Ship 07 Div 159). Last reply by Julie6261 May 19, 2012. 8 Replies

Ship 7 DIV 161 (PIR 5-25-2012) GENERAL info/updates in SR.

Started by Suzanne_S07/DIV161. Last reply by Suzanne_S07/DIV161 May 17, 2012. 49 Replies

Ship 07 DIV 160

Started by Trix4theRabbits. Last reply by ABF mom May 17, 2012. 77 Replies

5/25/12 PIR Facebook group

Started by A-MJ's Mom Ship7/Div162 (2012). Last reply by ABF mom May 16, 2012. 5 Replies

Ship 7, Division 161

Started by jenn724 Ship7 Division 161. Last reply by deemusic May 16, 2012. 35 Replies

Facebook Page.... Ship 7 DIV 161

Started by Suzanne_S07/DIV161 May 15, 2012. 0 Replies

My Experience at PIR 5/4/12

Started by Wyobraskamom May 12, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep May 10, 2012. 4 Replies

MAPS of RTC/Metra Parking Map

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW May 10, 2012. 0 Replies

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jenn724 Ship7 Division 161 May 9, 2012. 3 Replies

ship 12 DIV 157

Started by Matt'mom ship 12 DIV 157. Last reply by Chemung8 May 8, 2012. 15 Replies

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by julieG S07/Div161 May 5, 2012. 6 Replies

Welcome May!

Started by A-MJ's Mom Ship7/Div162 (2012). Last reply by annie_navygirl(Ship 07 Div 159) May 4, 2012. 6 Replies

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons May 2, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ABF mom May 1, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 7 Div 162 - has anyone received an SR letter yet?

Started by Andrea613 Ship7/Div162. Last reply by Trina May 1, 2012. 24 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/25/2012 TG 28 — 7 Divisions (157–162 & 928) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 22, 2012 at 7:22pm

Leaving this group now. Blessings to you and your Sailors!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on June 19, 2012 at 9:04pm

If anyone in this group lives within driving distance to New Port Richey FL (surrounding areas include Holiday, St Petersburg, Clearwater etc I will be there on vacation and I am going to have a get-together for all of my navy Mom friends who would like to join us on Wednesday afternoon/evening. I will have goodies/food and we can all sit around (or in if you prefer) the pool and just have a fun time getting to know each other and talking about our recruits and Sailors. If anyone is in that area and would like to join us please send me an email and let me know. My hubby will be away on a fishing trip and we were gonna do it Monday because he wants to be there but that is our 1st wedding anniversary <3 So, I would love to have you join me and others and you will get to meet my Sailor as well :-) The date is Wednesday June 27th. If you would like to meet but that afternoon or evening isn't good for you let me know and we will set up a another time while I am there :-) I am so excited to meet some of my navy Mom friends!!! My email is

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on June 9, 2012 at 6:58pm

When it rains, it pours :-( If you received an email from me (regular email from, not this sites emails/messages)  it would have had a weird weird link on it. DO NOT open the link. I didn't send it and it could be a virus. I am so sorry for any inconvenience this could have caused and of my friends. I get these emails all the time so I know not to open them. But I guess somehow I got a virus from it. Don't open it and you will be fine. I never send links like that in an email. I would only send you a link to my website or facebook page and that would be in the middles of a real message that you can tell is from me. Thanks

Comment by diannep on May 30, 2012 at 10:58am

eileenz:  Glad that it didn't upset your son. 

katdino:  Hope that you daughter gets the patch/alterations and it won't cost her much.  I wouldn't think it would! 

Comment by eileenz on May 30, 2012 at 9:20am

Good morning, everyone. :-) katdino, that happened to my son, too! He said that since he is at the end of the alphabet, they were out of patches by the time they got to him. And since he was in a different division than your daughter, this seems like a fairly common occurence. He seemed to take it in stride. :-)

Comment by katdino on May 30, 2012 at 2:43am

My daughter is an E2 but like 13 sr's in their division didnot get their patches for PIR because they ran out, which is quite sad, now she has to pay for her own patch and to have it sewn on.

Comment by diannep on May 29, 2012 at 9:18am

jenn:  If she is an E-1, no stripes on the sleeve, then she is an SR.  If an E-2, 2 stripes, then an SA.  If an E-3, 3 stripes, then she is an SN.  Glad that you can address letters just in her name until you find out!

Good morning all!

Comment by jenn724 Ship7 Division 161 on May 29, 2012 at 6:43am

Lady Hamilton, nothing leads me to believe she is no longer an SR, which is why I was asking.  Her husband graduated Friday too, and his  mail should be addressed SN.  I wasn't sure with her, since she isn't very forthcoming with information.  I'm hoping to get through to the airline today. Thank you for the info..

Comment by jenn724 Ship7 Division 161 on May 28, 2012 at 8:49pm

She is in San Antonio for HM school, and told me her name is fine until further notice...LOL 

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on May 28, 2012 at 8:14pm



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