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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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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: 2392
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2022

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


Started by Givemheaven. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 28, 2018. 3 Replies

PIR and shuttle service

Started by Tys' mom. Last reply by MySailorDan Oct 21, 2018. 26 Replies

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

Started by Mittmedicx. Last reply by 1robo1 Aug 6, 2017. 2 Replies

PIR Division Flags

Started by The Real Mimi. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 12, 2017. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sandy on July 26, 2021 at 3:02pm
Thanks so much for the info. Missing him awful. I am hoping he's getting my sandboxx letters. I can't wait to hear from him. Wonder when I will get call?
Comment by pp2019 on July 26, 2021 at 11:36am

Congrats Sandy! Looks like you can attend PIR in person!! My experience is from 2019. At the conclusion of graduation, they announce "Now hear this, now hear this...Liberty call, Liberty Call!" Now you are free to go hug your sailor! We took ours to lunch and spent the afternoon together. After dinner he had to be back (8ish?) to prepare to go to the airport at 1:30 am. So, we dropped him off, went to hotel and slept for 2 hours then got up to meet him at ORD. The Navy is great to give family "gate passes" so you can go through security and spend those precious hours with them before they fly off to their A School. We spent the next 6 or 7 hours visiting with him and his buddies as they all awaited their flights. I wouldn't trade that time for anything! I thought I would be tired but I was so excited to hear their stories and watch them interact that I didn't care about sleep! Each sailor's journey is different. You will find out the week of PIR about your son's flight plans. Most leave less than 24 hours after PIR. ENJOY THE RIDE!

Comment by Sandy on July 25, 2021 at 6:45pm
Hi all son left for bootcamp July 20th for GL. I know we have to wait for formal letter to know when grad is. He's going to FL for school so I think he gets one day of liberty we can spend with him. After grad can you spend time with them?
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 22, 2021 at 3:01pm

For those of you that will be going to PIR here is the link to the tickets and guest policy for PIR (8/13/21 and beyond). 


Once you click on it either scroll down to the bottom or see the heading  "Graduation Ceremony Tickets and Guest Policy" on the right hand side.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 22, 2021 at 2:40pm

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




Recruit Training Command will re-open boot camp graduation, or the Pass-In-Review ceremony, for a limited number of family members and guests beginning with graduation ceremonies August 13. Each recruit may invite two guests (max, no exceptions) to attend in person. (Children 2 & under do not count toward the guest limit.)  Masks and social distancing is required.  If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason you will not be able to attend.

Comment by JWMom on January 6, 2021 at 3:24pm
Hello new to this as well, my son just entered ROM yesterday, Jan 5, 2020.
Comment by Donna on August 7, 2020 at 9:13pm
Hello everyone. Newbie here. Not sure what all the abbreviations mean yet. My son just left a few days ago so i need to get acquainted with navy terminology.
Comment by Joanna on March 5, 2020 at 12:45pm
Hello.. My son is in Ship 12 Div 136..
Comment by Joanna on March 5, 2020 at 12:42pm
Hi! Thank you for all of the helpful suggestions and information
Comment by lemonelephant on August 12, 2019 at 11:09pm

K8sNukeMom, I just sent a PM to B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN. She will be able to help.


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