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



ALUMNI of PIR 11/21/2012 TG 2 — 11 Divisions (009–018 & 902)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/21/2012 TG 2 — 11 Divisions (009–018 & 902)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 11/21/2012.

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

Your current Group "veteran members" are:

LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥aka FTLW
Betsy, son on Stennis carrier

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 121
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 11/21/2012!

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

Thanksgiving liberty time

Started by mollybub. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 22, 2012. 3 Replies

LIBERTY for this TG

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ItalianMom Nov 18, 2012. 7 Replies

Thanksgiving Dinner Options

Started by dawnl Ship 03 DIV 018. Last reply by mrehm Nov 17, 2012. 12 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by TiagosMom12 Nov 17, 2012. 19 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 11/21/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Liberty Time?

Started by Sue. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 12, 2012. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 11/21/2012 TG 2 — 11 Divisions (009–018 & 902) to add comments!

Comment by Mikesnavymom on April 29, 2013 at 12:31pm

Clownmom Ship 13, Div's official. He will be going to Bahrain in May. He graduated from A school in March as an AO. I am a nervous wreck but he is still very excited about going. He will be spending some time in Florida with some of his family before coming home to NY and shipping out. Looking forward to seeing how much he's changed since bootcamp!!

Comment by vballmom on March 22, 2013 at 5:27pm

Our son is still in Great Lakes also. Ship 12 Division 010.  He finished an ATT class and now started his A school about two weeks ago. We are going out for a visit as well over the Easter weekend.  Can't wait to see him again!!

Comment by Nicole's Mom on March 22, 2013 at 3:26pm
My daughter is on the USS Nimitz carrier in Everett WA. As I live in Oregon I was able to drive up to see her this past weekend. Got to go on her ship and she gave me a three hour tour.
Comment by Ctownmom (Ship 13, Div 011) on March 21, 2013 at 9:40pm

WOW Mikesmom - Bahrain! what rate is your son? Seems like they are very busy there and short staffed. What an adventure your sailor has in store. Wonder where other are from this group? My son is still in school in Great Lakes. We will be visiting him next weekend for Easter. Hope all is well for the rest of your sailors.

Comment by Mikesnavymom on March 21, 2013 at 12:42am

My son is scheduled to graduate from A school this week. Originally thought he was going to Oceana but now he may be going to Bahrain! Hopefully, he will be able to come home before deploying overseas. Boot camp was bad enough, but Bahrain is in the Persian Gulf. I am one anxious Navy Mom!!

Comment by Nicole's Mom on January 24, 2013 at 10:33pm
Got my DVD yesterday. I was able to open it with Windows Media.
Comment by vballmom on January 19, 2013 at 2:20pm

Had a greatvtime with our son over the holidays! He is back at  GL's going to ATT class, then i guess hisA school will start after that, which will be at GL also.  Don't know when we might see him again, but being able to communicate by texting is awsome. What would we do without that! Receive the Keel the other day also, his grandfather was really impressed with that. Looking forward to getting the graduation dvd. Take care everyone!

Comment by Nicole's Mom on January 17, 2013 at 3:59pm
Wow. Thats Awesome!
Comment by debnchris on January 17, 2013 at 12:30am

He is finishing A school in Pensacola, FL.  He will be heading to Norfolk next Friday and will be on the USS Eisenhower

Comment by Nicole's Mom on January 16, 2013 at 11:47pm
My sailor is onboard the USS Nimitz in Everett Washington. Yours?

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