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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 019 and 020

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hi everyone, my daughter is in Div 020 and I am so proud of her and miss her.

Hello, my son is in Div 019.  I'm super proud of him and can't wait till PIR.

Hi all,  My SR daughter is in Div 20 and I am extremely proud of her!  We are from Tucson, Arizona and excited to see her at PIR!

Hi everyone!!  My daughter is in Div 020.  We're from Ohio.   So very proud of her and excited for this new journey she in on!    

Hi!  My son is in Div 019.  We confirmed our hotel yesterday and are looking forward to the long weekend!  We have no idea how much time he will have for us after Thanksgiving, but I am not going to risk missing a minute of it!  I am looking forward to getting the first "real" letter from him!


Hi!  My son is in the same division.  Where is he going to after boot camp?  My son is in the nuke program and going to South Carolina.  Maybe our sons know one another.  We booked our hotel and flight on Monday.  We are so lucky that we get extra time with our sailors.  Can't wait.  I haven't received a letter yet from my son either.  Hopefully, in a few days.

Take care.


Hi fordfamily,

I just read that you booked your hotel, may I ask where?  I've been calling and checking on rates.  Thank you

I originally booked the Courtyard by Marriott at $116 per night.  However, I looked into the Navy Lodge in Great Lakes and booked it.  Rates are $66 per night for 2 queen beds and no tax.  Check it out on line.You have to them them that your child is graduating and they sponsor us.  It just means the reservation is in their name. I heard great reviews from everyone on this site.  It's only 1.9 miles to the base too.  I figured I would try it since we are staying 4 days and need 2 rooms.  Things get pricey.  Hope this helps. 

I did the same thing originally booked at the Holiday Inn Express $92. a night. Cancelled and we are now staying at the Navy Lodge.  Really good rate and great reviews from what I've seen!

I hope we like it.  It will be fun to meet everyone.  I plan on booking a shuttle for PIR when we get there.  That's what Navy Lodge told me to do. What day are you arriving?  We will get there late on Monday, Nov. 24th.  Our flight arrives at 11:20 PM and then we have to get a rental car and drive to the Lodge.  

we will be getting there late Tues night driving from Ohio. I have our room booked through Sat.

thank you fordfamily for the info.  I was going to look into that one as well.  Hope to meet all you on PIR  :)


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