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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 10/26/2012 TG 50-7 Divisions (345-350 & 950)


ALUMNI of PIR 10/26/2012 TG 50-7 Divisions (345-350 & 950)

This PIR Group is for those members that have loved ones who will be graduating Boot Camp on 10/26/2012. A place to gather information, share concerns and get support as your Recruits start their Navy careers as future Sailors.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2013

WELCOME TO PIR 10/26/2012!

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".





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Discussion Forum

SHIP 02 DIV 950

Started by Audra K Sep 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 950

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by USS Tennessee-Gold Crew-Mom Oct 23, 2012. 51 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 347-348 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Byron's wifey (ship 12 div 348) Oct 23, 2012. 88 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 349-350 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by edibley Oct 19, 2012. 45 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 345-346 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ProudMom Oct 17, 2012. 42 Replies

Meet & Greet

Started by butrfliesnstars Oct 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Vehicle Gate Passes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ProudNavyGrandma Oct 16, 2012. 7 Replies

Flight Information Card

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Sep 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 10/26/2012 TG 50-7 Divisions (345-350 & 950) to add comments!

Comment by Louisville Mom on December 31, 2012 at 10:16pm

Congratulations to both your sailors Corbie. It has been a joy having my Sailor home for this past week. He will go back to A school in Great Lakes at the end of the week. I don't know when I will see him in person again. We are blessed to have those in our lives that still want to serve their country. Enjoy the rest of your sailor's visit home and I hope you get to visit with the other one real soon. Happy 2013 to all!

Comment by corbie (Ship 12 Div 047) on December 31, 2012 at 11:41am

Well I now have 2 sailors as of Friday night my 2nd I'm a sailor call came in. My 1st sailor (ship 11 div 349) is still in A school at Great Lakes, right now home on leave :)   Hope everyone is have a joyful holiday season!

Comment by butrfliesnstars on December 7, 2012 at 10:56am
Kevsmom I too was disappointed with the keel book. I told my Sailor about it when it arrived. His words were "well it was free with the package I bought". It is still a nice book and the memories are still there.
Comment by dohnermom on December 7, 2012 at 10:49am
Kevin is also un designated and his ship is going to dry dock. Yes he's done some painting, (some wrestling guys are coming on his ship Saturday) so gotta spruce it up. He's also been having to get some odd ball things taken care of (classes) but he's gotten to do a couple really neat things to so far. Mostly he's had issues in adjusting because no routine yet and just not known what's coming next. I'm glad to hear so many of your sailors are doing well:)
Comment by dohnermom on December 7, 2012 at 10:40am
Got my dvd and keel book. For those who don't know already, the keel book doesn't have all of the 10/26 grads. Mine only had 349 and 350 and after trying to pick my boy out of the pics of activities, those are not pics from this pir either.. The only current shots are the group pics at the end. So beware before you strain your eyes trying to find your sailor. It's still a nice book, but a little disappointed.
Comment by GFTatter on December 5, 2012 at 2:21pm

I am with you on the shorter bit, but it could also be harder because everyone knows the routine and their co workers except them! I hope the old hands aren't too hard on the booties!

Comment by mcarlson711 on December 5, 2012 at 1:17pm
GFTatter. She's the one he was talking about going with him to WA and then the ship. He's also undesignated but he's hoping he sees something he would like to do and then put together a package. I'm just glad their tour is underway and their first one will be shorter.
Comment by GFTatter on December 5, 2012 at 11:22am

mcarlson711: Yes, the Stennis. She flies out Friday. There is another list you can join for Stennis families, too. My dear daughter is Undesignated. She may get to do grunt work on deck... painting, rope handling etc. What is your stepson?

Comment by butrfliesnstars on December 5, 2012 at 9:04am
ouch Sharon!
Comment by Sharon on December 4, 2012 at 11:59pm

 I wish $370 was our price.  Our flight was almost $800.00 and that was with a supersaver discount and was booked last month. We're in California so it's a bit of a looonnnng way :).


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