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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 06/15/2012 TG 31 - 11 Divisions (177 - 186 & 931)


ALUMNI OF PIR 06/15/2012  TG 31 - 11 Divisions (177 - 186 & 931)

A place to talk, learn, laugh, cry, share stories, become friends (even if only here) and most of all to support each other. We are in this together!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 70
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2013

Welcome to the PIR 06/15/2012 TG 31

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 Sailors/Recruits 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.





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Discussion Forum

Ship 02 Div 931

Started by Delbert59 Ship 02 Div 931. Last reply by Delbert59 Ship 02 Div 931 Jul 1, 2012. 59 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178) Jun 19, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 07 Div 183

Started by sharon-(Ship7div183). Last reply by simple jake Jun 15, 2012. 57 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 179

Started by jitterbug61. Last reply by Teresa B's mom (ship-11 div-179) Jun 9, 2012. 80 Replies

So Great

Started by RobinLaj Corpsman Mom. Last reply by ashley1026 Jun 8, 2012. 3 Replies

SHIP 12 DIV 182

Started by batmomof3. Last reply by karen1206 Jun 7, 2012. 32 Replies

Ship 12 Div 185 PIR: June 15, 2012

Started by ashley1026. Last reply by RobinLaj Corpsman Mom Jun 5, 2012. 20 Replies

Ship 11 Div 178

Started by PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178). Last reply by Tom Jun 4, 2012. 45 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jun 3, 2012. 3 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jun 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 12 Div 181

Started by Irish. Last reply by proudnavymom8 May 29, 2012. 13 Replies

SHIP 07, DIV 184

Started by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM. Last reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM May 25, 2012. 11 Replies

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM May 20, 2012. 1 Reply

My Experience at PIR 5/4/12

Started by Wyobraskamom. Last reply by Wyobraskamom May 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Facebook Groups

Started by cakesyes. Last reply by Star (S-11, D-177; PIR 6-15) May 16, 2012. 2 Replies

SHIP/DIVISIONS ~~ What are they and how do they fill them?

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM May 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Writing Letters ~ Jokes and Fun Stuff to include in your letters

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM May 14, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM May 14, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 06/15/2012 TG 31 - 11 Divisions (177 - 186 & 931) to add comments!

Comment by yahoolady51 on July 27, 2012 at 12:23pm

Time to leave the group. Thank you all for the help and support. On to AO Group.

The best of luck to all your sailors.

Comment by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM on July 19, 2012 at 2:13am
Thankyou, you too!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 18, 2012 at 9:10am

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

Comment by ellen0502 on July 10, 2012 at 10:06pm

Leaving this group now, on to the next. Blessings to all of you as you begin the next step of the journey with your Sailors.

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on June 19, 2012 at 9:01pm

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 FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 18, 2012 at 5:16pm

Thank you both!

Comment by Dani T.(Ship 12 DIV 186) on June 18, 2012 at 5:04pm

PaulaP - thank you :-))

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 18, 2012 at 4:54pm

DaniT - Thank you for posting about PIR!

I reposted your comment without your sons last name.Last names  of Recruits/Sailors are not allowed on N4M's. Please delete the original post. Just click on the little "x" in the top right corner.

(Or PaulaP if you could do it.)


Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 18, 2012 at 4:51pm

Comment by Dani T.(Ship 12 DIV 186)5 hours ago

My son's divison won Hall of Fame as well and my son-  carried the hall of Fame flag for his division - Div 186 - we were the division with all the loud folks - LOL!! all the way at the end. LOL!!. It was a great great great weekend. I met many of you especially those staying at the Courtyard Marriott Waukegan - great hotel and great Navy families there. We can't express how great the weekend was. As a new military family we were amazed at the love they have for our young Sailors. My son stayed at Great Lakes for A Training School and the yes indeed please have a GPS handy if you want to get around. THat has to be the largest base I have ever seen in my life. LOL!!

My highlight of the weekend was Saturday when we took our Sailor to the Navy Pier in Chicago for the day for a family outing before we headed back to Wash. DC and he stayed at Great lakes - CONSTANTLY, CONSTANTLY - he was stopped and asked to shake hands and take pictures because he was their hero - my mother and I was in tears. This 9 year old lil girl (i posted the pictures on facebook) just came up to my son in his Navy uniform and said Can I shake your hand, you are my hero. And he just smiled from ear to ear and said - Yes Ma'am, thank you ma'am...I was so so so proud of my son.

So if you haven't had your PIR yet and your son or daughter is fortunate enough to be in the Great Lakes/Chicago area the Saturday after their PIR take them to the NAVY PIER in Chicago so they can exerpience that as well - it really helped my son put it in perspective how important they are to all of us as their fellow Americans. My son had never experienced perfect strangers coming up to him asking to shake his hand and take pictures with him because he was serving his country in the Navy & therefore a hero in their eyes -- TALK ABOUT A MOMENT for me as his mom, and my mom (his grandmom) my sister (his aunt) and my daughter (his sister) we were all in tears :-)))) !!

Comment by Jaime A-Corpsman St. MOM on June 18, 2012 at 10:38am
Yes, def agree with Lars too and would HIGHLY recommend bringing a GPS from home. It made driving through the city so much easier!

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