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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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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: 2373
Latest Activity: Oct 10

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 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 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

Do Sailors march into PIR by Division Order?

Started by GaNavyMom. Last reply by TessaNator⚓️ Jul 18, 2017. 13 Replies

Comment Wall


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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.

Comment by K8sNukeMom on August 12, 2019 at 4:29pm

I MESSED UP.    Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct this?  I was tying to SEARCH "PIR September 27, 2019" and I accidentally created a group!   Does anyone know how to delete this?      also - still looking for the right group for the PIR date.    THANK  YOU

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on June 18, 2019 at 3:38pm

Here's the link for the form:

Security Access Form

Comment by TyTorey1357 on June 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

Hello All! My son has a PIR date of 8/2 .. I mailed his form back on yesterday but I failed to make a copy of his form letter  so that I could send it again to make sure that it arrives. Is there a link that I can access to print one off? Thanks in advance for your help!

Comment by lemonelephant on March 8, 2019 at 12:17am

Here are the current PIR groups:    

PIR: March 15, 2019 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (139 - 148 and 919)  

PIR: March 22, 2019 TG 20 - 11 Divisions (149 - 158 and 920)  

PIR: March 29, 2019 TG 21 - 9 Divisions (159 - 164, 810, 811, and 922)  

PIR: April 5, 2019 TG 22 - 7 Divisions (165 - 170 and 922)  

PIR: April 12, 2019 TG 23 7 Divisions (171 - 176, 812, and 923)

PIR: April 19, 2019 TG 24 7 Divisions (177 - 182, and 924)

Click on the date of your recruit’s PIR and join the group to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit. 

Comment by lifesimplified on March 5, 2019 at 10:21pm
I’d like to be added to the PIR 4/12 group please.
Comment by lemonelephant on March 5, 2019 at 9:20pm

azul, Sarge's Meet and Greet is from 5 pm to 10 pm the night before PIR at the Lakehurst Event Center. Go to to RSVP.

Comment by azul on March 5, 2019 at 8:52pm

"HI! Thank you for allowing me to be part of this group, my daughter is in division 920, and I keep finding information about a greet and meet event that was held in the past, but nothing about the upcoming PIR on march 22. I was wondering if anyone know where I can find more information about it.

thank you so much and have a wonderful week!

Comment by shellyh on February 12, 2019 at 9:16am

It will be the most proudest moment of your life...enjoy!

Comment by Susan on February 12, 2019 at 9:14am
Thanks! Can’t wait

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