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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."


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Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948)


Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948)

This group is for the families and loved ones of those who will graduate boot camp on 10/14/2011.  We are here to support and comfort each other durring the weeks to come and to encourage all.  Hopefully we can meet up at PIR

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2019

Welcome to PIR 10/14/2011

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but discouraged.







Great Lakes, Illinois, weather forecast

R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

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Discussion Forum

Back in Great Lakes

Started by lisa e Apr 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 03 Div 347

Started by kjkooz. Last reply by Reena Oct 23, 2011. 116 Replies

A school in Pensacola Florida

Started by butterkm. Last reply by MarriedtoaSailor1220 Oct 16, 2011. 6 Replies

Ship 04 DIV 342

Started by proud2baNavyMom. Last reply by blondfoxe Oct 16, 2011. 84 Replies

ship 02 div 344 anyone else?

Started by Sonja. Last reply by MandySue72 (ship 02/div 344) Oct 14, 2011. 196 Replies


Started by Newhope203. Last reply by JessicaH76 Oct 12, 2011. 43 Replies

Ship07 Div346

Started by Judi(NavyMom). Last reply by Tomsnavymom Oct 12, 2011. 112 Replies

Ship 04/ Division 341

Started by MichiganNavyMom-Ship 4/Div. 341. Last reply by MichiganNavyMom-Ship 4/Div. 341 Oct 12, 2011. 83 Replies

SHIP 2, DIV 343

Started by msu4ensics. Last reply by lanetteinaz Oct 12, 2011. 139 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV 948

Started by donnac (ship 02 div 948). Last reply by cakes-navysis Oct 11, 2011. 61 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Judi(NavyMom) Oct 8, 2011. 20 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Places to stay

Started by lisa e. Last reply by Patricia - Navy mom x2 :) Oct 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Patricia - Navy mom x2 :) Oct 4, 2011. 4 Replies

Ship7 DIV 345

Started by lisa e. Last reply by austinhardy(Ship 07,Div 345) Sep 29, 2011. 2 Replies


Started by lanetteinaz. Last reply by mattsmom Sep 28, 2011. 5 Replies

What to bring for graduation that my SR might like?

Started by jacksoj5. Last reply by lanetteinaz Sep 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Flag division for your PIR

Started by ThunderD'sMom. Last reply by ThunderD'sMom Sep 26, 2011. 4 Replies

Community Guidelines and OPSEC.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Sep 25, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni PIR 10/14/2011 TG 48 - 11 DIVISIONS (341 - 348, 820 - 821 & 948) to add comments!

Comment by Kate on October 16, 2011 at 11:58pm
Hey guys, So the family members of 950 were very anxiously awaiting our first glimpse of our sailors which you guys were lucky enough to watch perform on Friday (It was their first performance but we're hoping they did well) If you have any videos/pictures of the band could you e-mail them to me at so I can share them with the rest of the group? Thank you in advance!!!!
Comment by donnac (ship 02 div 948) on October 16, 2011 at 4:16pm
Hi Everyone here....I would like to thank everyone for all your advice, words of encouragement, and support to help me get through these past 8 weeks.  PIR on friday was all worth the wait.  Since my son was in the 948 division he worked the graduation and when I worked up to the entrance and to see him standing at the door made these past 8 weeks all worth the wait.  I stayed at the Navy Lodge which was great.  I also used Sarge for all of my traveling needs and he was awesome.  Gave great advice throughout our stay.  I'm sorry for all that could not make it to PIR and any problems that arouse.  The ribbons from Lala were also a smash!!!!!  Thanks again for all your support, suggestions, and answers, I would have never made it through boot camp.  God Bless all our sailors, past, present, and future and to all sailor's families as well.
Comment by mattsmom on October 16, 2011 at 12:02pm

Thanks Diannep, I told my husband so many times how i wished I'd had Sarges number.....if only !!!! And yes being at PIR and seeing our son really helped, and took my mind of of things at least for a while.

Proud2b, it was great to hear about the 100 year anniversary, the cheers we heard at PIR for that makes it so much more special, Oct 14th would have been my Dad's 75th birthday too, I know he was there with us in spirit. Congrats to all our new Sailors !!!!

Comment by proud2baNavyMom on October 16, 2011 at 9:38am
PIR was amazing and very special considering our sailor PIRd exactly 100 years to the day after the very first group of sailors that PIRd from Great Lakes.
Comment by proud2baNavyMom on October 16, 2011 at 9:36am
Michigan so sorry we could not meet up but I believe I did see you in the pool as we were leaving to go some where with our sailor.  Maybe we can meet up in San Antonio sometime.
Comment by diannep on October 16, 2011 at 7:50am
oh boy, mattsmom.  SO sorry.  I think I will advise ALL ladies in the PIR groups to put "Sarge's" number in their cell phones.  He would have charged you half of that fare from glad you got there.  How awful that we all have to deal with hackers screwing up our lives.  I hope that PIR made it "all better", hugging your new sailor!
Comment by mattsmom on October 16, 2011 at 1:14am

Well we had an eventful time in Chicago, arrived at O'Hare later than we should have 6pm, instead of 5.40. Got a shuttle over to the car rental, only to find our credit card had been blocked because someone had hacked into our account. Tried to call, but of course no one answered. Ended up having to get a taxi to our hotel, and paid $99, so heads up to anyone who needs a cab. DO NOT USE the ones near the airport. Flash cabs in Waukegan charges $45-50.

We missed the Meet & Greet, which i really wanted to go to :( But on a positive note, it was awesome to be at the Graduation. I am so proud of all our sailors and we got to spend a few hours with our son, went to the Gurnee Mills Mall, holy crap that place is huge. And spent 3 hours with him this morning at the airport.

Comment by MichiganNavyMom-Ship 4/Div. 341 on October 15, 2011 at 9:09pm
Had a wonderful time at PIR. Was great seeing all the wonderful new sailors. Wish I could have had more time with mine, but I cherished every moment I did have. Sorry I missed all of you at meet and greet. It was a crazy couple of days! Was nice talking to you on the phone at least Proud2...
Comment by MJ (Dan's Mom) on October 15, 2011 at 8:54am
Yes I believe that was the correct number
Comment by myson4/820 on October 15, 2011 at 8:46am

Does anyone remember the exact number of all that graduated yesterday?  I think it was 861, but not sure.


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