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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI of PIR 11/02/2012 TG 51 — 13 Divisions (351–362 & 951)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/02/2012 TG 51 — 13 Divisions (351–362 & 951)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 11/02/2012.

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

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 121
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2013

WELCOME TO PIR 11/02/2012

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 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 355-356 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sweetden20 Nov 4, 2012. 116 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 359-360 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Dianamtz_texas Oct 31, 2012. 32 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 353-354 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Dianamtz_texas Oct 29, 2012. 50 Replies

Graduation Nov. 2, 2012

Started by justinsmom. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 27, 2012. 16 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 361 & 362 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by gma56 Oct 25, 2012. 50 Replies

Battle stations

Started by Navy__Girlfried. Last reply by ellen0502 Oct 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 351-352 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by a5150mom Oct 22, 2012. 28 Replies

Form Letter

Started by kathyr1116 Oct 18, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 951

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Tx Nuke Mom (MMN Groton) Oct 16, 2012. 32 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 357-358 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by kroberts73 Oct 12, 2012. 22 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 11/02/2012 TG 51 — 13 Divisions (351–362 & 951) to add comments!

Comment by durrichShip03/Div354 on November 8, 2012 at 12:23pm

Ditto from Momof3... It's been a wonderful experience...and I was so grateful for this site and all of you who supported us through phase one of our Navy experience!  God Bless All !!!!!

Comment by momof3 on November 5, 2012 at 8:59pm

Thank you to everyone for all of the help through this crazy time:) They did it and we made it:)  What a great time!!

Comment by Dianamtz_texas on November 1, 2012 at 10:57pm
Excited for PIR tomorrow. Miss my son so much! Congratulations new sailors and moms. My son is with Ship 03 Div 353.
Comment by Tara on November 1, 2012 at 6:11pm

congratulations to all the graduating sailors-

I cant wait to see mine tomorrow we made it to Ill. I hope Sandy didnt stop any of you from getting here-  be safe


Comment by ellen0502 on November 1, 2012 at 1:38pm

Congratulations to all of you and your sailors, and safe travels. This is going to be a great weekend for you.

Comment by diannep on November 1, 2012 at 8:09am

Congrats to the sailors of Div 359-362! 

Good morning travel today!  Enjoy the MeetandGreets tonight!  Be EARLY for PIR won't regret it.  Remember, you can take snacks into PIR.  So take your breakfast with you.  They sell coffee, etc there also. 

SARGE will have lots of info for you tonight if you go to his MeetandGreet.

Comment by ellen0502 on October 31, 2012 at 12:34am

Congratulations to division 951!!!!

Comment by diannep on October 30, 2012 at 11:10pm

sheila:  That would be a good question to ask SARGE.  He is very familiar with restaurants in the area.  You can either ask him at the MeetandGreet he has on Thurs night...or text/call him at 847-212-0246.  I know he would be glad to help!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 30, 2012 at 8:39pm

Congrats to all the new Sailors. Bravo Zulu DIV 951, we are all very proud of you.

Comment by diannep on October 30, 2012 at 7:01pm

Congrats to 951!


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