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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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ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903)


ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903)

This site is for families & friends of Sailors graduating on December 2, 2011. We can share information, concerns, & ways to connect as we continue the journey from bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 109
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2015

Welcome to PIR 12/02/2011

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OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but discouraged as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.





R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

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Discussion Forum

San Antonio Bound! Is there any others?

Started by Cubmom (Ship 07 Division 009). Last reply by lucy70 Dec 11, 2011. 47 Replies

SHIP 07 DIV 010

Started by donna. Last reply by proudmom07 Dec 1, 2011. 34 Replies

ship 07/ div 011~ anyone

Started by momof5~(1CorpMen1Undesignated). Last reply by Ricky's 2nd Mom Dec 1, 2011. 85 Replies

Ship 04 / DIV 803

Started by lyndahl (04/803). Last reply by Diver Mom Dec 1, 2011. 100 Replies

Shuttle Busses?

Started by GirlsGoneNavy. Last reply by ProudNavymomofSailorJohn Nov 30, 2011. 3 Replies

~Free Banners and Bumper Magnets~

Started by nikinno. Last reply by nikinno Nov 30, 2011. 18 Replies

Ship 09 Division 015

Started by My2Sailors. Last reply by ProudNavyMom Nov 29, 2011. 294 Replies

Ship 07 Div 009

Started by Phillies. Last reply by rckprt mom Nov 29, 2011. 68 Replies

Ship 07 Division 012

Started by Sparky. Last reply by MELISSA 995 Nov 28, 2011. 112 Replies

ship04 div 803

Started by Barrolracer. Last reply by jam's mom (Patty) Nov 27, 2011. 1 Reply

ATTN: Nuke Moms

Started by wvnavymom. Last reply by wvnavymom Nov 27, 2011. 30 Replies

Ship 002 DIV 903

Started by wranglermom. Last reply by diannep Nov 27, 2011. 119 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Bcedab Nov 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 04, Div 802

Started by shannonlee123. Last reply by sjtina Nov 26, 2011. 18 Replies

GSM/GSE Moms...Are there any others?

Started by My2Sailors. Last reply by My2Sailors Nov 26, 2011. 2 Replies

Ship 09 Div 016

Started by luseika. Last reply by KatieRay Nov 26, 2011. 167 Replies

Thanksgiving waiting in Visitor Center

Started by LucasMome. Last reply by Navy Mom 0324 Nov 24, 2011. 6 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor Nov 24, 2011. 3 Replies

div 010

Started by J Birds mom (ship 07 div010). Last reply by J Birds mom (ship 07 div010) Nov 23, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903) to add comments!

Comment by ad89450p (04/803) on September 19, 2012 at 10:24pm

Good evening ladies! I know its been a while but I have a big question. Was there anyone who ordered a copy of the graduation DVD? We never got a copy and by the time I tried to order it, they said it wasn't available. We would love to have a copy. If anyone can help me out, please let me know! Hope all is well with everyone. Take Care

Comment by Pentwater98 on January 26, 2012 at 7:52am

San Diego is where my Sailor wants to be stationed. He had three more weeks of Sub School than he starts A School.

Comment by luvmysailor on January 24, 2012 at 12:30pm

Anyone else receive their orders and headed to San Diego? My daughter will head to San Diego sometime in March...

Comment by Pentwater98 on January 2, 2012 at 8:42pm

My Sailor made it back to Groton, CT safe and sound...

Maja -  Yes he is doing Sub School right now than A School for Machinist Mate..

Comment by Maja/Ship 09 Div 16 on January 2, 2012 at 7:49pm

ProudNavyMom - I think once I get moving on the Christmas stuff things will start falling into place for me.  I ordered a new rug for under the dining room table and new valances for the kitchen window/patio door.  I always seem to do something in the house in January. Maybe because the house looks so "sad" once the Christmas stuff is gone.  Plus it's usually cold and snowy outside, so it's a pick me up just for me.  Just not quite the "go-getter" like you!

Comment by ProudNavyMom on January 2, 2012 at 4:04pm

Maja/Ship 09 Div 16 - I had to work myself up to doing that since he left for boot camp.  I figured since he left his room a mess when he left last Thursday, I would just do the good thorough cleaning and get it over with.  Since I was already in the mood to clean up the Christmas stuff, it helped to just get it all done at once.

Comment by Maja/Ship 09 Div 16 on January 2, 2012 at 3:12pm

ProudNavyMom - OMG!  How on earth did you manage to clean-up after your sailor left and get all the Christmas stuff down.  My girl just left to return to Great Lakes this morning and "getting busy" was my plan.  Can't seem to shift into gear and can't bring myself to open her bedroom door.  Please share how and where you got the tenacity to get all that done and weather your son's departure at the same time.  You're amazing!

Comment by Maja/Ship 09 Div 16 on January 2, 2012 at 3:07pm

Pentwater98 - Well, my girl is in Chicago and on her way back to Great Lakes which is where her "A" school is.  Just out of curiosity, is your son pulling sub duty.  My husband is a veteran submariner and he talks about Groton, CT all the time.  Again, I'm finding solace on this website.  Talking with you and other Mom's who are going thru the same thing just makes things so much more bearable.   Thanks so much for being here for me!

Comment by Pentwater98 on January 2, 2012 at 5:34am

Taking my Sailor to the airport in a few hours to go back to Groton, CT.. This time isn't any easier... One very sad Navy Mom right now...

Comment by ProudNavyMom on January 1, 2012 at 10:59pm

Happy New Year ladies!!! It's been a few weeks since I've checked in here.  My sailor was able to come home for Christmas and that was wonderful.  We had a great time with him here.  He went to church with us on Christmas morning wearing his dress blues.  So many people came up to him and shook his hand and thanked him for his service to our country.  I was so proud.  Our Christmas was great.  My son spent almost all of his time at home with us.  He only spent a few nights out with some friends.  I was glad he was considerate of his family and wanted to be with us.  I took him Christmas shopping and he was so proud to be able to go shopping and spend his money on gifts for us.  He bought me a coach purse!  Anyway, it was an amazing 9 days spent with my son.  When he left to go back to A school, he took alot of his own things from home.  I spent Friday taking down all the Christmas decorations and then did a good thorough cleaning on his room.  What he did leave here has been put away in the dresser drawers and the room is now ready to use as a guest room.  I'm so proud of my son.  He's matured so much.  He calls me all the time and texts me.  My birthday is tomorrow and when he got back to base, he went to purchase me a gift and put it in the mail to me.  I love that boy!!!


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