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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.

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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Sharon (CTI and Nuke Mom)

Alumni of PIR 8/26/11 (13 Divs - 269-280, 941)


Alumni of PIR 8/26/11 (13 Divs - 269-280, 941)

A group for folks who had sailors graduate from boot camp on August 26, 2011.

Members: 94
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2012

Make your own Countdown Clocks

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 273

Started by oregon mom. Last reply by Debera1952 (SR Kyles Mom) Aug 26, 2011. 49 Replies

I thought I'd start this discussion so others with SR's in the same div could get to know eachother a little better. Also will be handy if anyone has info directly relating to our div we can share…Continue

Div 276?

Started by SailorBrittysMom. Last reply by SailorBrittysMom Aug 25, 2011. 52 Replies

Hi all pir 8/26/11 I'm wondering who else is in ship 11div 276?

Ship 09 Div 279

Started by Jana. Last reply by Theresa C Leal (09/DIV 279 Aug 24, 2011. 127 Replies

Just got my son's form letter.  He shipped on 7/5 and is in Ship 09 Div 279.  If yours is too, please reply so we can get to know each other and share information.

I'm a sailor calls!

Started by SailorBrittysMom. Last reply by 1DYBUGs Mom/Dana - S9/D280 Aug 24, 2011. 42 Replies

I started this thinking it'd be an easier place to see all the wonderful calls as they are coming in from our sr families!I'm really looking forward to reading everyones wonderful news along with…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 8/26/11 (13 Divs - 269-280, 941) to add comments!

Comment by kiminaz (ship 11/div 274) on September 21, 2011 at 9:37pm
Hi all!! I am with Sharon and Jana we met our son at the airport and was able to go through security with him to sit at the gate until he left. The unfortunate thing for us was that his flight left at 7 am so we only got a couple of hours with him - which was better than nothing!! The other unfortunate thing for us was trying to pay the toll when we got to the airport exit - it acted like we didn't put any money in and we got flashed!! Still haven't seen anything in the mail yet but we'll figure that out later.

It's so hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly since PIR but I really enjoy the phone calls and texts whenever we want!!!
Comment by Jana on September 16, 2011 at 6:38pm
I met mine at the airport also. I didn't ask him--I just told him that we would meet him at the airport Saturday morning and he didn't say anything about us not being able to.   We didn't leave the airport because I thought I was doing good just to get to O'Hare from the hotel without getting lost and didn't want to chance it.  We were able to get gate passes to see him off at the gate, but I didn't realize that you got those when they checked their bags....I thought you got those from security or when you were about to go through the gate, so we had to go back through the line to get the gate passes, but had plenty of time to do that.
Comment by diannep on September 16, 2011 at 6:10pm
Sharon, Yep, you are exactly right.  Some ladies get nervous about going to the airport to meet their sailors because the sailors have been told that no one can meet them there.  But as you found out, that isn't true.  So glad you had such a wonderful day!
Comment by diannep on September 16, 2011 at 3:00pm

Hey, ladies.  Did anyone have a sailor who flew out after PIR on Monday or later?  We had been told that all fly out on Sat or Sun, but now are questioning that. 

If you had a sailor fly out on Monday after PIR....or later that week...please post.  Thanks! 

Comment by broncosailor on September 9, 2011 at 11:23pm
Reggie, it was nice meeting you in Ill. Hope everything went well and you did not run any more tolls, lol. Sharon, real classes start monday for Ryan. Sounds like the boys are doing some hanging out, He said they were going to Davids room for movies the other night or something like that. He did get his Sec Clearance so now it is just a matter of keeping the GPA up to an acceptable level. He feels pretty good about it after the briefs. He has a 25 YO for a roommate but he says he is never there as he is a couple phases ahead. Sure is alot less stressful now with cell, text, and skype!
Comment by SailorBrittysMom on September 7, 2011 at 9:26pm
Britt is so happy which helps me... I've been back to the er, and now awaiting the return of my dr who's been on vacation in China hopefully with less stres I'll feel beter soon
Comment by Reggie_Ship11/Div274 on September 5, 2011 at 5:51pm
hey there Sharon and Diannep...just wanted to say thank you for all the information and support through this transition in our lives...Sharon, i will get your book back to you tomorrow evening...been working ALOT this past week but, will have tomorrow evening off  so i will be sure to drop it by...i will put it in a plastic bag, in case you are not home when i come by...take care, God Bless all the Sailors and Military families out there!
Comment by SailorBrittysMom on August 29, 2011 at 9:22pm
Oh the texting & phones calls are so nice! Britt described her room like her cousins dorm, the fridge microwave and dresser lol not a loud noise room of chatting girls anymore... She's gotten to rest and really enjoy her new "home away from home" no one yelling at her for what others are doing too is so nice! She likes her roommate too! All is great & she's so glad she never gave up!
Her best friend from bootcamp is in fl too but about 5 miles away so maybe after a few weeks they will get to meet up during liberty... But for now she says she's very happy with where & who she is with! So glad to get that news!!
Comment by diannep on August 29, 2011 at 9:13pm
Leaving this group now.  Congrats to your new sailors.!!..moving on now to their next step.  Blessings and prayers to all of you in the future! have communication back with your sailors.  HOOYAH!  Bravo Zulu to all!
Comment by 1DYBUGs Mom/Dana - S9/D280 on August 29, 2011 at 7:54pm
Try this link:08-26-11 PIR

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