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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.

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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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PIR 11/12/2010 - Alumni

This group is for everyone who has a recruit with a PIR date of 11/12/2010. Let's get to know each other, share stories and offer support! Can't wait to meet everyone!

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2013

Discussion Forum

Ship 2, Div 952

Started by Diana PIR 11/12/10. Last reply by Lady Hamilton Sep 19, 2013. 353 Replies

Hi all!  This is a discussion I've started for the families with recruits in Ship 2, Div 952.  Of course anyone can join, but this will help those of us in this specific group get to know each other. 


Started by rdilworth. Last reply by rdilworth Oct 4, 2011. 2 Replies

Our daughter left on September 13th and other than the initial welcome letter from the Recruit Training Command and her box of belongings we haven't heard from her yet. We have mailed several letters…Continue

PIR 11/12/2010 Ship 11 Div 366

Started by nolaj. Last reply by swagner Nov 13, 2010. 370 Replies

Just got our letter today so not sure how many out there have the same information.  7 days in and he says it sucks !!!  probably so !!  we'll start writing to him,  encourage him to keep going and…Continue

Ship 11 Div 370

Started by savannahgal-nukemom1110MT. Last reply by Toni (T's Mom) Nov 11, 2010. 58 Replies

Already know of one other family member w/a sailor in this division. Anyone know how they are grouped?  Does their rate/job have anything to do with it?  Looking forward to meeting families at…Continue

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Comment by Diana on March 4, 2011 at 2:31pm

Hey there to everyone.  Was nice to see the Alumni status.  Makes me feel so old and wise.  LOL.  So nice to read about everyones' Sailors!

My sailor is doing well in Florida and she broke us down and yes, we drove down one of our cars for her to call her own.  We made her put it in her name so she now has the adult responsbility of OWNING a car!  Was a GREAT visit and made me, once again, proud to be an american.  Her base is an older base and has sooo much history!  The Lodging is the old barracks from the 30's!  Too cool!  

She is still undecided and so every 3 weeks gets to go to a different job, all within her squadron.  She HATED one job but loved the 1st and now the third.  She has made many friends and is fine tuning her lifestyle as to be a good example of a female sailor.

Now I got just ONE more to get outta the house.,,, :O)   


Comment by letzfly Ship 11 Div 365 on March 4, 2011 at 12:50am


Thanks for the email to encourage me to come back here for updates! My son is doing well, he's in San Diego now after staying at Great Lakes for training.  I'm not sure what's going on there, apparently his training is delayed so he does some chores in the morning then they have afternoons free. He thinks he'll be there a year.  I'm glad, he's only an hour flight away now.  We're going next week to visit. His gf is there this weekend for his 21st birthday! We couldn't all go the same time because we're bringing his dog and if he had his choice I'm afraid he'd pick the dog over the gf!  Not fair to her since she's traveling across the country to see him. I'm looking forward to hear how the other sailors are doing.

Comment by Diana PIR 11/12/10 on January 26, 2011 at 7:12pm
Ok, it's been FOREVER since I've been out here...I know I'm a slacker...  Anyone else still connected with or keeping an eye our group of Sailors?
Comment by Kgswifeforever on December 16, 2010 at 1:09pm


Comment by Mrs.AndreaD on November 28, 2010 at 4:04pm
@Sharon, sounds like everyone will really enjoy his visit. Hope everything goes well :). Hank is doing great. He's started his A school already in Great Lakes. I will be visiting in a few weeks, and we should be getting our orders in April. His mother's name is Phyllis, and I'm glad ya'll could make a connection :). Talk to you soon.
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on November 26, 2010 at 6:35pm
@Mrs.AndreaD, Hi, Welcome!!! Yes I did meet her at PIR. God has a way of putting those that need to be together, together. I am sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is and how it changes your world. We had a very nice chat, though I am sorry that I didn't get her name. I hope that Hank is doing well. My son is now at Goose Creek awaiting to class up for Nuke school. We had a great weekend with Diego (aka Kyle) and can't wait for him to come home for Christmas break. He and Kelsey will be getting married on the 22nd and going back together. It will be a whirl wind leave for him, but we will enjoy every minute. It is great to have this connection! Keep in touch! I will let Diego know that we have made the connection, he will think it is cool!
Comment by Mrs.AndreaD on November 26, 2010 at 2:56am
@Sharon, Hi, I'm new to the site, and the group. Was looking at older posts because my husband was Ship 11 Div 369 and I just wanted to see what everyone had to say about PIR. Anyways, from what I read, I believe the mom you met at PIR was my mother-in-law. Dark hair, from Louisiana...just thought I'd make the connection.
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on November 25, 2010 at 3:21pm

It is also Kevin's Birthday today, it falls on Thanksgiving every so many years. lol We really don't do anything for our birthdays, we usually take all of us out for a birthday dinner since mine falls on the 16th. We had a great dinner together while in town for PIR weekend. Today, Diego will be with some buddies and they will hit a B-dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings) to watch some football (we are Detroit Lions) and eat some wings for the afternoon. Not the same that is for sure, but this is what we have to get used to now. Our lives are forever changed with our "D" starting out. Just makes it hard though too! We really miss not having him home with us and soon Kelsey won't be here with us either and that will really be hard.................*sigh*
Comment by HeatherMc(ship11, DIV 369) on November 25, 2010 at 9:19am
Happy Thanksgiving! Missing my son as well but he sounded excited about the dinner provided off base in Groton by sub veterans.
Comment by Mom from St Pete on November 24, 2010 at 8:29pm
Yes Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!! Wish I could be with my son. Guess he will have his first Holiday with the guys.... I am sure there will be many more with out him so I better get used to it:(

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