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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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Graduates PIR 08/19/11 TG 40


Graduates  PIR 08/19/11 TG 40

Please follow us on the alumni group!

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Charlie Feb 27, 2018. 10 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 10, DIV 267 Navy Mom

Started by Navy Mom Sandi. Last reply by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)) Aug 18, 2011. 336 Replies

Ship 10 Div 266

Started by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266). Last reply by momma'o~32020 Aug 17, 2011. 62 Replies

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Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 2, 2011 at 9:58pm
Hello and welcome to our newest PIR group. I am another veteran mom here to help make bootcamp easier for you. I have 2 sailors. my daughter had PIR last summer on July 23rd and she was in the choir. My son-in-law had PIR last year in October. They are both finished with A-school and are now living in an apartment near VA Beach. If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask. I know right now it feels like the time will drag by it will go so much faster than you could ever think it will. My name is Lora, all my friends call me Lala :-)
Comment by Navymom2010 on July 2, 2011 at 7:08pm
I think my son's graduation will be this day he arrives at RTC on the 23rd
Comment by diannep on July 2, 2011 at 7:08pm

HA!  Yes, I think so!  It is great to be a "homeroom mom" of a group here.  I have started 3 different groups in the past and loved it.  As ladies join, you may want to ask one if she will agree to be an administrator for you.  This means...she has privileges that you have on the group, such as adding the countdown clock (if you want one, or you can add it), deleting posts, etc.  It is always nice to have 2 people "watching the board" to make sure nothing inappropriate is posted (like SR's last names...not allowed).

What I did was watched to see which ladies were pretty active on the site and then asked one of them.  You can add her by clicking on "Manage Group."  Something for down the road!

Now, would you like to get a Navy picture to replace the silhouette pik above?  If so, google Navy pictures and save one that you like.  Then just download above.  There are plenty out there...and it is your choice!  It helps to personalize your group. You can also write something next to it if you want to.

Once RTC posts the divisions in this group, you can add those numbers after your PIR 8/19/11 title (same line).  Should be next week (Tues).  It will be on the upcoming grad page.  RTC FB also posts them.  So far, there are Div 263-268, but there will be more.   You may want to drop into BootCamp Moms each day for a while and post your link to this group. 

Both FireTeamLeadersWife (another veteran) and I have posted it on Bootcamp today, so maybe starting tomorrow, you can do that!

Comment by gsskygirl(SECF) on July 2, 2011 at 6:49pm
Oh your very welcome!! Thanks for posting! I guess that makes me "home room mom" again??  :-)
Comment by diannep on July 2, 2011 at 6:45pm
Thanks for starting the PIR group, gsskygirl!  I will post the link on bootcamp moms so that others can find you! 

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