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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 10/19/2012 TG 49-7 Divisions (339-344 & 949)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/19/2012 TG 49-7 Divisions (339-344 & 949)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/19/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as the journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2013

Welcome to PIR 10/12/2012

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 Sailors/Recruits are not allowed on this site. If it is in your username you will need to change your username. If yours 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 to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".





Discussion Forum

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 339 & 340 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by renie76 Oct 16, 2012. 209 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 343 & 344 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by TammieB(Ship14Div343) Nov 3, 2012. 148 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 341 & 342 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Mats_Proud_Aunty(ship09Div341) Oct 18, 2012. 105 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 949

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by loreegirl Oct 23, 2012. 40 Replies


Started by BostonMom_God ♥ U. Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 19, 2012. 7 Replies


Started by ZillMom. Last reply by TRC Mom Oct 12, 2012. 3 Replies

Ship 9 Div 341

Started by ZillMom. Last reply by ProudUSNCorpsmanMom Oct 17, 2012. 2 Replies

One week today

Started by ZillMom. Last reply by ZillMom Oct 12, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Oct 16, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by ZillMom. Last reply by Gie Oct 16, 2012. 1 Reply

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/19/2012 TG 49-7 Divisions (339-344 & 949) to add comments!

Comment by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) on July 15, 2013 at 7:51am
Hi everyone. An email from a mom whose son is leaving for BC brought me back to the site this morning! Figured while I was here, I'd check in and see how everyone is? I'm good, as you can see by my name I am now a JNM. That's been a hard road. I'd give anything to see my son right now!! Hope everyone, as well as their sailors are well!!
Comment by TammieB(Ship14Div343) on December 16, 2012 at 4:04pm

Cami-Chris'Mum my son will be coming home for Christmas too!!! He made his own flight plans. There is personel there on base that assist him too! He is not finished with A-School yet so he will be going back to A-School after his is on shut-down during the Holidays so he gets 2 weeks home!! :) He plans on getting a rental car from airport since I am unable to pick him up from airport. :( My son has a I-phone so he can access his reservations from his phone. I haven't been on here in a while myself!! And its been a month since you posted this! I hope this helps! And I hope he was able to make his flight plans as well!! There is usually taxi/cabs on base that can take him to airport or he can call for one! Enjoy your Sailor!!!!!!! <3 I know I will!!!! <3


Comment by Cami - Chris' Mum on November 16, 2012 at 10:29am

OK Moms! I haven't been on here in a while. Now that my Sailor has his phone, I don't feel so lost. LOL

But now...he is soon approaching a leave from A school @ Fort Lee, VA...and I am feeling quite lost again. I know nothing about this base other than it is an Army base instead of a Navy base...and it is 12+ hrs from home!!

He has asked me to make travel arrangements for him to come home @ Christmas, but where do I start? OK...I have made flight reservations before for myself...but not for a Sailor!! And except with us or the Navy...he has NEVER flown by himself. will he handle a layover? How do I know he will have transportation to the airport.The closest one is in Richmond, VA...nearly 1 hr from base. Can I make military reservations for him...or is that something he has to do on his own anyway? He has never made a flight reservation in his life!! He has a computer, internet access, but no printer. Are there places they can go on base to help them make their own reservations? The questions just go on...and on...and on!!

Comment by TammieB(Ship14Div343) on October 25, 2012 at 9:09pm

My son starts classes a week ahead of schedule!! Yay!! Just because our Sailors have graduated doesnt mean we cant still stay in touch Diannep

Comment by Jason's Mom (Ship14 Div343) on October 25, 2012 at 7:54am
Mats proud Aunty, if you have a Facebook account, you can go onto the US Navy Recruit Training Command psge. They have a whe seried of great pics taken from PIR by their photographer.
Comment by Mats_Proud_Aunty(ship09Div341) on October 25, 2012 at 12:25am

Does anyone from 341 happen to have any pics of the graduation that they wouldn't mind sharing?  I'm so grateful to Paolo's mom for taking a pics of my nephew.  If anyone else has some of the graduation I would be most grateful!

Comment by navynutmommy on October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm

Yes the ceremony was beautiful as well as my new sailor daughter in her uniform. Very proud mama I am. My dad was also not able to get in =( but we did spend a nice time with my daughter. She left to Midway Sat midnight, we met her there and gave her her stuff. Thank You to all on this site especially the veteran moms!!!!! May God bless all of you ladies and families!

Comment by diannep on October 23, 2012 at 1:26pm

You are very welcome, Gie.  Glad to help.  I'm leaving this group blessings to all in the next Navy adventure!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 23, 2012 at 9:09am

Thanks so much Gie, we really do appreciate your very kind words.

Comment by Gie on October 23, 2012 at 8:10am

To all the veteran moms and to everyone...Thank you so much for all your support. PIR was amazing, just wished we were able to spend more time with her.  Take care and have a good day.


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