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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

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**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.


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Alumni of PIR 07/27/2012 TG 37 — 6 Divisions (227–230, 817 & 937)


Alumni of PIR 07/27/2012 TG 37 —   6 Divisions (227–230, 817 & 937)

Is your son, daughter, husband, wife or dear friend going to be part of PIR 07/29/2012? If so, this is the place to talk, get information and plan to celebrate their accomplishments.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 48
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2013

Welcome to PIR 07/27/2012! We're glad you joined us!

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.






Discussion Forum

Ship 02 Div 937

Started by OmahaRudy. Last reply by Kathy(ITSailor) Aug 4, 2012. 212 Replies

Ship 04 Div 817

Started by aster. Last reply by SunshineMomofEddie Aug 2, 2012. 62 Replies


Started by kdmac1 Jul 26, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by kdmac1 Jul 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 13 Division 229-230

Started by OhWendyPIR7/27(Ship 13 Div 229). Last reply by diannep Jul 26, 2012. 52 Replies

Tip for Driving to Graduation

Started by Jenn_NicksWifey Jul 25, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP 12 DIV 228

Started by PROUDSAILORMOM. Last reply by PROUDSAILORMOM Jul 21, 2012. 26 Replies

Where to stay?

Started by summersky592. Last reply by summersky592 Jul 19, 2012. 6 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by PROUDSAILORMOM Jul 12, 2012. 2 Replies

encouragement questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jul 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by OmahaRudy Jun 30, 2012. 1 Reply

1st real phone call

Started by annlovrn. Last reply by aster Jun 27, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 22, 2012. 0 Replies

Phone calls, Letters, and info

Started by NewNavyWife1230. Last reply by UrabissWife Jun 21, 2012. 5 Replies

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

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by peggysuecory Jun 18, 2012. 1 Reply

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

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by RMcLauchlin Jun 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by aster Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 07/27/2012 TG 37 — 6 Divisions (227–230, 817 & 937) to add comments!

Comment by Loriemae - AD Rating - PIR 7/27 on August 1, 2012 at 2:46pm

As described by some many PIR was just amazing!!!  I agree name tags at the Meet and Greet would have been helpful but I still managed to say hi to so many of you....OmahaRudy, Aster, rnterry, Wyomom and more I know.  Katrina it was great to seat and talk with you.  I hope you had a safe drive back to Mass.  

We had a great time this weekend.  It was so great to seeing our sailor.  He looked amazing.  He had wonderful news for us....he didn't leave for A school until Sunday am.  We had Friday, Saturday and some Sunday at the airport.  I felt so blessed to have so much was wonderful but it also made the leaving a bit hard again.  

But is it nice now being able to text.  I hope everyone had a great time with your sailor.  Congrats to them and to us for surviving.  When I asked my sailor how bootcamp really was....he responded....'Best decision I've ever made!!!!"  But that doesn't mean he would go through it again...ha ha!!!!  

I will continue to pop on now and then to keep in touch.  And, of course, will check in on the bootcamp forum to help those behind us.  Take care....

Comment by cherylhubb on July 31, 2012 at 11:23am
Urabiss wife can u send me ur fb page info. I haven't posted pics yet but shld get 2 it later in the week. My other 2 boys start school tomorrow so it's already been a busy week. We drove back yest. Only took about 12 hrs. I was glad we didn't get stuck in traffic. Sorry I didn't get to meet many of you ladies. I know I talked w sone of u because we were talking about navy moms but as the boys wld come by we wld get distracted & I never got any names of u ladies I spoke w. Most of u had children in the band w my son.
If any of u other ladies have Facebook please message me your info so I can friend you. Sorry but I'm on there more. Easier from my phone. I wld love 2 keep in touch w everyone & see what is going on w our sailors since PIR.
Comment by diannep on July 31, 2012 at 8:39am

HAAAAA!  Ok, Lisa....this is too funny!  I'm sure SARGE got a laugh out of it.  Oh my....I know at the time, it may have freaked you out as it would have me (message sent to Sarge!)....but sure is a great story now!  So glad that you liked SARGE.  I never got to meet him when we were up there back in 2010.  Didn't know about him then...but have had nothing but rave reports from those who have met him.

Blessings to all of the new sailors in this group.  Aren't you all loving that you are now back in contact with them?  HOOYAH!

Comment by PROUDSAILORMOM on July 31, 2012 at 8:10am

AMAZING!!!!  It was so so good to see my daughter!!!!  Meeting everyone was THE BEST!!  Ruby is right, we needed name tags!!  You must take tissues with you when you go.  I would suggest that anyone going that will be on foot and using a taxi service, to use Sarge, he was great always there, full of information and funny!!!  Now, lol, my middle daughter, Kelsey, lol this was her first time "out" and she was asking about Sarge and I had met him etc.  She sends a text to her friend and was saying we are in this green van with a man named Sarge if anything goes wrong.  She was scared and wanted her to know what was going on~~~using my phone mind you and accidently sent it to Sarge  OMG  lol good thing he wasn't upset he said you can never be to cautious  I so wanted to crawl under the seat!!!!!  And we stayed at the Ramada, old, our room was clean, an we really werent in it very long.  Very nice people, but there is NOTHING around that you can walk to to eat or anything, so if on foot, to me not a good choice!!!  PIR is great puffy chest proud!!!!!!  Meeting everyone, all the moms that we all lean on while going through this is heart warming!!!!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 29, 2012 at 12:34am
OmahaRudy...please go ahead and add ALUMNI OF to the beginning of the name of the group as...that's what y'all are now!
Comment by ruzymommy(Ship2/Div937) on July 28, 2012 at 11:38pm

Hi all!  We made it there and back!  What a wonderful experience!  Sorry I did not get to meet you either OmahaRudy!  We did not get into GL until 2300  on Thursday night.  Then an early morning for the PIR!  Our whole group was able to get in...7 of us.  Then when liberty came...we went out for deep dish pizza and brought her back to the hotel.  We just sat around and talked.  It was great!  I did not want to go too far and chance getting her back late!  Then another early day today...went to OHare to get her electronics to her.  We only stayed a couple of hours.  Just long enough to have the emotions run deep!  Plus we had a 6-7 hour drive home!  I know she loved seeing us but I think she was even happier to get her phone!  lol!  She had a late flight anyway...I just can't seem to cut the cord!  just jokin...just really hard with her being so far away!  I had more tears bringing her back to base and saying good-bye at the airport than the PIR!  Thank you all for the information and support on N4M!  

Comment by UrabissWife on July 28, 2012 at 10:42pm

i was at the meet n greet :) also i have a lot of pictures on my facebook of the PIR!!! if you ladies want to take a look fill free too :)

Comment by diannep on July 28, 2012 at 10:45am

"your" not 'you"  Ooops!  Sorry....

Comment by diannep on July 28, 2012 at 10:44am

OmahaRudy:  Are you all going out to OHare to meet up with your sailor?  I sure hope so!  You can meet him at the USO center.  Then get your airlines gate pass and wait at the gate with him until he leaves.  When they announce the boarding of the sailors, all in the general vicinity give them standing ovations....I missed that with my son (was such a newbie, didn't realize we could go out there back then!)....but have heard wonderful descriptions of it from others.

Enjoy you day, everyone!  Whether you are visiting today with GL A School sailors or those at the airport!

Comment by OmahaRudy on July 27, 2012 at 11:26pm
It was wonderful. I'll have to become just OmahaRudy now!

I met Loriemae, Lisa, Bathan, Aster, Katrina, Kdmac, Rnterry .... Were there others? I can't remember now :( we needed name tags with our N4M and FB names on them.

Wish I could have met more of you! ruzy and UrabissWife, I would have loved to meet your!

We're alone in our room, our Sailor is back at his ship. He heads to O'Hare at 0330. He'll spend the day at the USO. His plane leaves at about 1900 I think :)

It was great going on this journey with you. I'll miss you.

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