This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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.



PIR Reference Information


PIR Reference Information

A permanent place for information about PIR. Forum discussions have been created to serve as file folders for specific details regarding different aspects of PIR. Please post information in the appropriate forum discussion. Thank you!

Members: 2408
Latest Activity: Feb 1

In order to make this a reference site, please use the Discussion Forums to post information. ____________ Treat them as though they are file folders. Please use the Comment Wall to post your questions. Thank you!

Be sure to click on "View All" at the bottom and to the right of the list of discussions, so that you will see them all. YMM

Be sure to follow OPSEC rules when posting any comments. See details below. YMM

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Discussion Forum

Ship 13 Div 418 PIR 11-08-19

Started by Jarj. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Oct 7, 2019. 1 Reply

How do I find out when my son's PIR will be?

Started by momofcordon. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jun 20, 2019. 10 Replies

Recommended Places to Stay

Started by YMM (Ship 12 Div 98). Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 22, 2019. 214 Replies


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PIR and shuttle service

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Time after Graduation

Started by Proudmomofmybaby. Last reply by lemonelephant May 10, 2018. 12 Replies

PIR and how it works

Started by Dena4. Last reply by Phoenixmom Dec 7, 2017. 4 Replies

whee to find pir if you have div# n ship #

Started by tnmom50. Last reply by Sunshinemom Nov 28, 2017. 2 Replies

Some helpful hint

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PIR Division Flags

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Comment Wall


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Comment by Sandy on August 8, 2021 at 11:00pm
Hi there having issues downloading access forms for graduation would some one be able to please email me the forms much appreciated
Comment by K⚓️ on August 7, 2021 at 9:07am

Good morning! Sharing from the RTC Facebook page: 


Beginning Aug. 13, graduating Sailors are authorized liberty following the Pass-In-Review (PIR) ceremony. Liberty comes with rules and regulations Sailors must follow.

While on liberty, RTC Sailors will not consume alcohol (regardless of age), use tobacco products or drugs, visit tattoo or piercing parlors, hitchhike, or drive a motor vehicle. Sailors must remain in the complete uniform of the day at all times.

For all Recruit Training Command (RTC) Sailors NOT transferring to Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes, liberty expiration is at 2100 (9 p.m.). If “A” school is at TSC Great Lakes, Sailors will immediately return to their compartment after PIR to transfer and they will get liberty upon arrival to their new command once checked in and completed with any administrative actions. For Sailors not immediately detaching RTC, Saturday and Sunday liberty hours are from 0800-2100.

The expiration of liberty is in the division compartment, NOT at the front gate and late Sailors will be subject to disciplinary actions that could impact subsequent liberty. Sailors are NOT permitted to ride in private vehicles to their barracks from the main gate, so be sure to return your Sailor to the main gate with enough time for them to walk back to their barracks.

Upon return from liberty, all bags will be inspected for contraband. Contraband includes, but is not limited to: drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or associated paraphernalia, medication unless prescribed by a military doctor, food, magazines or papers, and portable electronic devices (cell phone, ear pods, etc.).

Thank you for helping us complete the mission of liberty while keeping the Navy’s newest Sailors safe.

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 2, 2021 at 4:17pm

Shannon you will receive a form letter that will give you the date of his PIR.

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 2, 2021 at 4:16pm

Sandy No only your son will know  he will be told all this info. he will know times of liberty and will know when he will be flying out.

Comment by Sandy on August 2, 2021 at 4:08pm
Anyway to find out how long son will have liberty for hes going to A school in FL. Haven't gotten letter from him will it state it?
Comment by K⚓️ on July 30, 2021 at 7:18am

Shannon, you did receive your answer on BC moms main page, correct? 

Comment by Shannon on July 29, 2021 at 11:08am
How and when do I find out my sons PIR date? This 2 weeks he has to spend in quarantine is confusing me when it comes to trying to follow the timeline for boot camp. It seems like there is no information on how the 2 week quarantine ROM works now that it’s back in Great Lakes
Comment by Sandy on July 27, 2021 at 6:57pm
Thanks so much
Comment by K⚓️ on July 26, 2021 at 10:22pm

Hi Sandy, my SR went in 7/12 and his PIR date is 9/10. So yours is possibly 9/17, but the form letter will confirm. 

Comment by Sandy on July 26, 2021 at 8:55pm
If he went on on July 20 to great lake and bootcamp is 10 weeks the grad date would be possibly 9/10.

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