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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.

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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."

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.

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ALUMNI OF PIR 07/20/2012 TG 36 — 7 Divisions (221–226 & 936)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/20/2012 TG 36 —   7 Divisions (221–226 & 936)

Location: Great Lakes, Il
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2012

Welcome to PIR 7/20/2012 So glad you joined us! Happy sailing!

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 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.






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CLICK ME for the LINK for the PIR 07/20/2012 MEET and GREETS


Discussion Forum

Ship 02 DIV 936

Started by Beth'sMom2.0. Last reply by Beth'sMom2.0 Jul 25, 2012. 25 Replies

SHIP 4 DIV. 224 PIR 7-20-12

Started by ARMNAVY Mom. Last reply by mom of recruit ship 04 div 224 Jul 17, 2012. 6 Replies

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jul 13, 2012. 4 Replies

Ship 07 DIV 221 PIR 7/20/12

Started by Janell. Last reply by Janell Jul 9, 2012. 44 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by CTI_Beth'sMom1.0 (Ship2Div936) Jul 8, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jul 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Phone Call

Started by scomth. Last reply by txbabydocmom Jul 7, 2012. 8 Replies

Ship#7 Division 226

Started by jennionthegulf. Last reply by singingbird Jul 5, 2012. 29 Replies

Ship 07 DIV 225

Started by Antmom. Last reply by LeAnnMom2four Jul 3, 2012. 8 Replies

encouragement questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jul 2, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jul 1, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Janell Jun 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Things to do after our sailor's graduation..?

Started by Sailor's Sweetheart. Last reply by mom of recruit ship 04 div 224 Jun 21, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 04 Division 223

Started by dbarton(ship04div223). Last reply by kellyadumesnil Jun 19, 2012. 33 Replies

Writing Letters ~ Jokes and Fun Stuff to include in your letters

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by singingbird Jun 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Recruit Man - Ronny Jun 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey Jun 1, 2012. 3 Replies

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 1, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP/DIVISIONS ~~ What are they and how do they fill them?

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/20/2012 TG 36 — 7 Divisions (221–226 & 936) to add comments!

Comment by Meegan on November 30, 2012 at 4:18pm

Can someone tell me about the adopt a sailor program? I was trying to afford to go to San Diego for Christmas but as broken hearted as I am it does not look like I have the extra money to go b/c the airlines have jacked the costs up so high for the holiday :( My son was alone at the base on Thanksgiving, he arrived the night before and knew nobody. It was one of the worst weekends of my life, he was lonely, sad, and missing his family. He is doing better now that he has met people and made friends and knows his way around. He is going to be there a while b/c I beleive his ship is dry docked for about a year. Him and I were on the phone talking and texting all weekend over Thanksgiving just trying to get him through it all. I need some info on how i can find someone to sponsor him for Christmas, I cant imagine him being there alone again, I would also love to pay it forward. I am in Washington State and would also like to be part of an adopt a sailor program. I am going to pray that someone is able to take mine :/

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving aand hope to hear from anyone still around

Comment by Patrat-Ship04-Div223 on November 15, 2012 at 11:29pm

txbabyocmom, That's awesome! I'm sure you will enjoy the time with you son while he is home. My son is still in A school, but will get to come home for Christmas! Very much looking forward to it. I can't wait to hear how Thanksgiving goes, he signed up for the adopt a Sailor for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your son!

Comment by harleygirl on November 14, 2012 at 5:43pm

My sailor graduated from A school 11/2/12 and started C school on 11/5/12!  He is one of those going to Japan in January.  I sure hope he comes home before he goes.  He says he doesn't know when/if that will be just yet.  He is enjoying school and making friends.  He said a bunch of them are going to prepare their own Thanksgiving dinner!!!  Pretty Cool!! Hugs to all those missing their sailors!!

Comment by Patrat-Ship04-Div223 on October 24, 2012 at 4:20pm

Meegan, Hi! It's nice to hear that your son is doing well. My son is doing well also. I am very much looking forward to having him home for Christmas. It will be weird not having him around for Thanksgiving, but he told me that he signed up for the adopt a Sailor for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to hear how that goes!

Comment by singingbird on October 24, 2012 at 3:48pm

I think it is different for them all. Some will go to C school (mine is) and some have gotten orders right after A school. I know that my son didn't know about C school for the longest time and got that and orders the same day. This was after doing the "dream sheet."  Few got the "dream" -- They are getting sent where needed. We are all looking forward to some time w/ our sailors. For the first time in years (he's older), we get several calls a week. Still sounds pretty happy about it all but maybe a bit anxious about the upcoming sea duty (Mom's can tell). Glad to hear you are doing well -- gonna miss them no matter...

Comment by Meegan on October 24, 2012 at 3:34pm

Hello everyone, I wanted to stop in and say hi and see how everyone is doing. My son is still in A-school and just got re-classified to 9 charlie so I am hoping to hear his orders this week. He graduates on Nov 15th. Does anyone know about how long before his grad from A-school he will get his orders? I hear a couple of his roomies are headed for Japan. Just curious how much longer I have to wait. I am so excited for him to come home, it was tough without him but I have done some much needed growing on my own. I miss my Sailor so much and sometimes when I come on here I miss him more. Please if any of you are still around let me know how your families are and of course your Sailors. I am sending hugs to each and every one of you and your families!

Comment by J-RockyMtn on September 24, 2012 at 1:59pm

This is a shout out to any Colorado families.  We have planned a meet & greet breakfast or lunch on 10/13 in Castle Rock. If you would like to attend, get details and RSVP on the COLORADO MOMS group at 

Comment by navyknit22 on September 21, 2012 at 1:30am
Thanks Patrat and Julie! The only thing that would make this better is if I was doing this with you! I really had a hole in my heart at the meet and greet misissing you all. The div we are in is very nice but I just don't have those bonds that we formed! Iam happy for you all and keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Let's keep in touch.
Comment by Ann Marie on September 20, 2012 at 9:11pm

I am still waiting on the DVD.  I have read that there are some that have been defective, so you might want to watch to make sure that there isn't anything wrong with it before your sailor comes home.  I guess I am going to have to call to find out if he ordered it.  He assured me that he did, but.....

Comment by J-RockyMtn on September 20, 2012 at 8:48pm

Yes - we are so happy your son is finally done!  Congrats and enjoy the day!   

Also received the DVD last week.  We haven't had time to watch it but we decided to wait for when our son comes home.  He graduates A school in 3-4 weeks (mid-Oct) and will stop by home before he 'ships' out from SD.  His job is MM and requires more on-the-job training than text book.  Can't believe his time there has flown by so fast.  


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