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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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PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group!

Family and Friends Sharing Memories of PIR 10/29/10 and also to follow these sailors on their new adventures.

Members: 99
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

ship 7 division 350

Started by suesmom ship7 div 350 PIR 10/29. Last reply by Dunesmom Dec 26, 2010. 50 Replies

Hello. a group for division 350 ship 7 to discuss letters and such. My daughter called saturday and got to talk for 15 minutes. She said they are all doing Ok. and doing a lot of ironing and folding..

Looking for other moms & GF's in Ship 4, div 823

Started by Militarymomof2. Last reply by Kayliefirefly Nov 18, 2010. 565 Replies

Hi, I am a Seal wannabe mom. Looking for other moms that are dreading Pre buds and then the big move to California for Buds after graduation.

Ship 12 Div 353- anyone have a sailor going to A school in great lakes-PIR 10/29/2010

Started by Nicole-Sailor Aunt. Last reply by Matts mom Proud mom of a Sailor Nov 17, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello, I am new to this website, and I was trying to reach anyone that has a recruit from Ship 12 Division 353 and that is staying in the Great Lakes for A school. My nephew had his PIR on…Continue

Ship 12 Div 353 PIR 10/29/10

Started by Sea-n-Melody. Last reply by PollyAnna~MM~[Prototype] Nov 8, 2010. 119 Replies

Hi! I'm new to this website and I was wondering if anyone else had someone in Ship 12 Div 353? I got a call from my boyfriend Saturday which was a great surprise! He also said he was able to write a…Continue

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You need to be a member of PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group! to add comments!

Comment by Dunesmom on August 25, 2012 at 11:14am

We are back from JAX and now have a AWO3!  Nice graduation, wonderful visit and oh the stories from AirCrewMom's Son.  The trio is now down to a duo until sometime in the future.  They sure didn't want Dune to leave and wanted him to at least stay until after the 25th... their two  year anniv.  Dune is now off to Whidbey Isl. and his new squadron.  So far away but he is getting excited about his new place and things to see and do.  How is everything going with you and yours?

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on June 19, 2012 at 9:15pm

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 Dunesmom on May 27, 2012 at 10:46am

AirCrewMom so Happy and feel proud of the guys and gals too.  sounds like a great graduation day.  Can't wait til we get to see Dune get his crow too.  Got to see a few pictures of them.  They looked pretty darn happy.  Congratulations to J and All rest:)

Comment by AirCrewMom (SailorMOM)Div 349 on May 19, 2012 at 3:11pm

My sailor is now graduated (May 18, 2012)from AirCrew, he is now Petty Office and an proud of him and his mates who graduated with him. He had a wondeful tour of the hanger and even got into the P3 to see what my airmen will be doing. I am blessed to know how well he is moving along.

I am hoping everyone is doing fine too. I am not here a lot.

Comment by AirCrewMom (SailorMOM)Div 349 on May 6, 2012 at 10:23pm

Update: my sailor is continuing to stay in Jacksonville...

I hope everyone is doing well.

I am not here a lot but am so glad that I have met you all on here as you all helped me through some rough times...

Comment by Dunesmom on February 18, 2012 at 9:39pm

Wonderful new Mommas and i feel how proud you both are!  Hooyah to your Sailors!

Comment by Sassafras Proud Mom of a Sailor on February 17, 2012 at 2:06pm

This note from my sailor came the other day: "I have an update for you, I was frocked today. The Commanding Officer and Command Master Chief of my ship pinned on my E-4 insignia so I am officially a 3rd class petty officer instead of ICFN. I am addressed as IC3 which is a lot easier to say every time I have to answer the phone (lol). I will send you a pic of what the insignia looks like. It is will be displayed on all of my uniforms after I have them all updated when we get back to land. Any way it's hard to believe how long I’ve been in, the time has really flown by." There is some info about his ship posted on my website. (((hugs)))

Comment by Dunesmom on February 17, 2012 at 1:59pm

So how are the PIR's from 1/29/10 doing?  Mine is schooling in Jacksonville for a while  yet and has been on the P3 a few times.  Is loving flying and is working hard.  How's it going with yours?

Comment by Dunesmom on December 3, 2011 at 3:05pm

Oh he does tell a good story... always has everyone cracking up.  So glad your folks liked having them there too. 

Comment by AirCrewMom (SailorMOM)Div 349 on November 28, 2011 at 6:01pm

He had us craking up with all his wondeful stories. My parents loved having him and Jesse over and said he is welcome to come over anytime....


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