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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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Hey ladies, I hope you don't mind that I moved our page to our PIR group.  I read where we need to do this so that the other page can be cleared for the next group.  Plus this will be easier to keep up with!  lol  Hope you all are having a great day!

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I'm on mobile we are in the middle of flooding rain on I-75 south ga I got our phone call couple hours ago he sounded great I've just now got a chance to try and post. Know it won't post on group page hope it will here
My son posted an I DID IT on FB earlier - they let them use the computers in the NEX! How sweet!! Congrats to everyone!! I am DOG tired and work just keeps getting busier and busier. ACK!!!
Hello ladies! Hope everyone made it home safe. I know that JMom is still in Great Lakes with her mother-in-law in ICU! Prayers going up for her and her family. I am so glad to be home but miss my Sailor terribly. Will be glad when he gets moved to A school and I can send him his phone so we can talk. I know that I have asked before but I am trying to figure out whose Sailor is staying in Great Lakes for A school so we can hook up in the new page. Well I have to go to bed since it is back to reality in the morning. Hope to hear from you all soon! Bellaboo don't forget to look some of us up every once in a while!!!! Was so glad to meet the moms that I did at PIR and sorry I didn't get to meet more. Thanks for letting me share in the ride of bootcamp, it was a rough and bumpy ride but was glad to share it all with you.
Hello everyone! Can you believe a week ago we were all Chicago bound? Our son is staying in Great Lakes for A school. He said he'd be moving "across the street" on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. He didn't know the location. The RDC's always referred to the next location as "across the street". Anyway, he's excited to start A school. I wrote about our PIR experience on the other page. Thank you everyone for all your support and kind sharing. Graduation and the weekend in Chicago was wonderful! I'm looking forward to receiving the DVD in the mail. The grandparents will enjoy watching it, too.
Sondra, my son is staying in GL for A school. He is Corpsman.
Thank you Jmon! Haven't heard from our son since we said goodbye Sunday. No mail this Monday for Columbus Day. It will be great when he has his cell phone. The grandparents love the 5 x 7 photo they each received. Have a great weekend everyone!
Moms/Wives from Ship 13 Div. 330 - our guys are awesome. Check out Becky's post on the PIR 10/l/2010 site and see what they did. Brought tears to my eyes. Jake is such an amazing young man and I am so sorry that he had to leave the div. He made such an impression on the group. I tried to repost here for all to see but I am "duh" when it comes to some computer skills. lol


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