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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. 

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**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.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




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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.

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ALUMNI OF PIR 06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933)


ALUMNI OF PIR  06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933)

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WELCOME TO PIR 06/29/2012

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to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Sailors/Recruits are not 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 remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.








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Discussion Forum

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tdbridges Jul 4, 2012. 3 Replies

I have a SAILOR........!!

Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by proudmom Jun 27, 2012. 7 Replies

Help!!! Ship 12 Div 204

Started by CLAMOM. Last reply by aespriggle Jun 27, 2012. 4 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

SHIP 09 -- DIV 202

Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202 Jun 25, 2012. 24 Replies

Ship 9 Division 200

Started by criveramalone. Last reply by wenlower Jun 24, 2012. 22 Replies

Ship 09 Div 199

Started by adrienne ship 09 div 199. Last reply by sunshine Jun 22, 2012. 24 Replies

Ship09 Div201Jacob's MOM

Started by Jacob's Mom (Ship 9 Div 201). Last reply by Monee Jun 22, 2012. 5 Replies

Ship 11/Div 196

Started by mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29). Last reply by staysealynne Jun 21, 2012. 14 Replies

Cell Phones after PIR?

Started by Monee. Last reply by diannep Jun 21, 2012. 2 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 814

Started by mom of 11 ship 04 div 814. Last reply by Dan Jun 20, 2012. 52 Replies

Ship 11 / Div 197

Started by TenaciousDee. Last reply by TenaciousDee Jun 19, 2012. 47 Replies

Ship 11 Division 198

Started by raeveness(Ship11Div198PIR6/29). Last reply by diannep Jun 17, 2012. 18 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jun 17, 2012. 2 Replies

PIR aug 3 2012

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Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202. Last reply by lisa ship 11 Division 197 Jun 9, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on July 4, 2012 at 7:00pm

diannep - you are correct about the concern of missing a flight we specifically did not go into Chicago or did anything "touristy" once we picked him up from the airport to ensure that he would not miss his plane.  It just didn't seem right that he couldn't go into the USO, or check his luggage in because they didn't want to be responsible for it for 13 hours before his flight.  So then he wasn't allowed to go past security since he still had all his luggage.  I also wanted him to get some sleep.  We had all planned to stay with him at the airport so that he wasn't alone - but once it came time it seemed a little ridiculous to me that he we couldn't bring him to the hotel at the Marriott at the Courtyard not far from GL.  In fact after he slept, he gave us the Navy shirts he had pre-purchased and he took the civies we brought for him - so he repacked part of his bag.  We went to lunch/dinner and then to the airport to see him off.  Thanks for you concern.  I know the Navy frowns on them leaving again - once they are at the airport.  But we were as cautious as we could be.  Hope this helps clear it up.  

Comment by diannep on July 4, 2012 at 6:54pm

Glad they didn't hit your house, smokie.  So sad -- all of the damage from all of the bad weather....

Comment by smokie (ship12 Div 203) on July 4, 2012 at 3:50pm

FTLW, so creative. Enjoy the 4th of July. We woke up to 2 trees down in our yard bad storm last night. Everyone out with chain saws this holiday.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 4, 2012 at 1:14pm

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 4, 2012 at 1:14pm

Happy Fourth of July!

Comment by Dan on July 4, 2012 at 11:03am

We had a long Saturday with sailor, he was tired due to 4a-6a watch before liberty.  And he had to be back by 8pm for watch again.  We went to Chicago during the day.

Sunday morning we went to the airport and ate breakfast with him and then saw him off. 

Also gave him his electronics.  He called Monday and said that all electronics, such as his kindle fire, had to be turned in until phase 2 liberty is achieved.  Apparently earned with good behavior, and no hits on inspections. They did not get in trouble for already having them, they only had to turn them in.

We parked in the small metra station at PIR, but saw many people being dropped off at the walk in gate there.  The car line looked long, and then they had to walk quite a ways to get in line behind the walk-ins that had lined up while they were driving and walking back.  I think this was gate 8. 

When you return your sailor you do so on Buckley, I believe that it is gate 6, you drive through the gate, after getting permission, and then turn right, after the NEX, into the chapel parking lot.  You can then drive to the chapel and drop your sailor off their.  It shortens their walk back to their ship to check in. 

Both days we dropped off our sailor between 30 and 45 minutes early to allow for the walk back.  He joked that as close as our hotel and the mall was, that he could have run back, after running so much in boot camp... ;)

Congratulations to all graduates.  It is an experience to be remembered.

Comment by diannep on July 4, 2012 at 8:04am

tatmom:  Was a bit confused on your post.  Did you say that once your sailor was dropped off at OHare, Sarge picked him up there and brought him to you in GL?  If that was the case, yikes.  Glad it worked out but if anything had happened and he had missed that flight, it would have been BIG TROUBLE for him.  I know he didn't leave until later that day, but may have been better to stay around Chicago in that case.  I know RTC tells them not to go anywhere, but the USO has told others just to have them back 3 hours before flight time.  I know of one sailor who missed his flight (was alone in barracks and RDCs forgot about him).  Even though he had no alarm clock and it really wasn't totally his fault, he was in big trouble when he finally arrived at his A School.  Scared to death.

But regardless, so glad you had a good time and Sarge was so helpful!

Smokie:  Wow, smokie.  So glad that he finally got there!

Comment by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204) on July 3, 2012 at 10:47pm

We are finally home.  Stayed some extra time in Chicago.  First of all congratulations to all the new Sailors and their families.  Great accomplishments.  PIR was great and a wonderful experience and so proud of all the the new Sailors. 

Sarge was a wonderful resource.  We went to the meet and greet and got a lot of useful info.  We came with specific questions for our SR and got all good valid answers.  I took Sarge to his word and we called him every time we needed advice.  We took Sarge's offer and took our son for his free steak in Libertyville- and it was awesome.  I don't think I ever saw him so happy- then we hit a wonderful bakery called Lovin Oven Cakery and the Chocolate Factory while we were there.  Called Sarge and got directions to Gurnee Mall and stopped there for a bit of shopping (sole supporters and various odds and ends).  By the end of the day we realized that getting our sailor was going to be tough as we already had a long day and although we were not as tired as the sailors, we were not sure if it would be a good idea to drive to O'Hare at 4 or 5 in the morning and pick him up.  We didn't know our way around or even where to try and meet at.  Sarge took care of it all.  When he picked our son up and drove him back to our hotel early morning.  Calling us to let us know he was on his way.  So we were able to sleep some and then let him sleep in a hotel bed for several hours.  We headed out for lunch the next day and had a great time with him until taking him back to O'Hare at 6PM.  Sarge helped us pull it all together.  I ran into to sailors staying at our hotel that night that had just graduated A school from GL.  I mentioned Sarge's name and then couldn't stop talking about him.  They said they still use his services and advice - and that they would not trust any other cab service in the area!!  What a great recommendation.

Comment by smokie (ship12 Div 203) on July 3, 2012 at 7:33pm

Diannep, My son had to be at midway airport at 345 in am on Sunday then did not get to Pensacola until the next day, Monday at 700 am due to delay. He said he slept across 3 chairs in the airport. We extended our stay due to him leaving Sunday. It was great to have an extra day.

Comment by mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29) on July 3, 2012 at 7:31pm

Had an awesome weekend with my Sailor!  We got to spend the weekend together - he hasn't been sent to Pensacola yet...some medical paperwork that fell through the cracks.  Hopefully they will get in straightened out soon - if he isn't to A school by this weekend he will have to wait a few months before he can go :(  so keep your fingers crossed!

PIR was great.  Very proud of all 876 Sailors who graduated on 6/29!  


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