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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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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)

Members: 99
Latest Activity: May 29, 2014

WELCOME TO PIR 06/29/2012

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
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.








CLICK ME for the LINKS to PIR 06/29/2012 MEET & GREETS



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

Started by vk12392. Last reply by vk12392 Jun 17, 2012. 2 Replies


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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933) to add comments!

Comment by smokie (ship12 Div 203) on July 3, 2012 at 7:22pm

Ladies, So sorry missed you at the meet and greet was late. Sarge was already talking then everyone was leaving. My son called Monday night the flight was delayed again. He loves the new housing also. Said they have time off due to the holiday. We mail out his phone and kindle this am. He said he will call again tonight, I can not believe I am getting  2 calls straight. Hope everyone got home safe after a great weekend. My son said there are 3 in a room at A school in Pensacola. Ok now to research how much is it to fly to Pensacola? Everyone have a happy 4th of July. Be proud of those Sailors!!!!!

Comment by stormy1123 ship 12 div 203 on July 3, 2012 at 2:49pm

I agree, Dee...those 8 wks. tested all of us, moms and recruits alike! I am so proud of all 876 sailors who made it! (along with their moms) Yes, we are official Navy moms now!

Comment by TenaciousDee on July 3, 2012 at 11:51am

What an amazing weekend. The eight weeks leading up to this was the hardest thing I have ever gone through, but it was worth see my sailor in his uniform. He did it! I am so very proud of him and all our sailors! OUR SAILORS! We are now Navy Moms...and I say that with so much pride! 

Comment by Lindala on July 2, 2012 at 10:36am

Brought binoculars for PIR--very helpful.  Although we were seated in the lower level (arriving between 6:30-6:45), it becomes difficult finding your Sailor.  We were all antsy awaiting for the call "Liberty!" and the mad scramble to the floor to reunite with our Sailors.  A very moving experience!

Comment by mommafinn(ship-12 DIV-204) on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am

Back from PIR 6-29-2012 we had a wonderful time with OUR sailor and we are so proud of him and all the new sailors that represent our country 

Comment by diannep on July 2, 2012 at 8:05am

Good morning ladies, and welcome home for those who have just returned from PIR!

Hope all had a phenomenal time!

Question:  I think I may have been passing out "old" info on where the hotel shuttles drop off at RTC.  Can any of you post where the shuttle let you off?  When we were there, many moons ago ( :-) ), we were dropped off at the gate on Buckley (the main drag to RTC).  Picked the shuttle back up right there too...there is a lot where the shuttles waited right near the Visitors Center. 

Please post an update if this has changed so we know how to advise the future groups.  Thanks!

Comment by marcyl(Ship11Div197) on July 1, 2012 at 11:53pm
Headed home to Utah, totally exhausted!! What a amazing weekend!! The emotional roller coaster is not over. She changed so much!! It was incredible. Now to the next journey, A School in Pensacola. Ugh!! The emotions.. !!!
Comment by diannep on July 1, 2012 at 8:50pm

stormy:  A School is set up kind of like college dorms.  They like that.  So different from bootcamp.  They have some freedom now (compared to bootcamp...they still have to phase up to get most freedoms).  My son loved A School...I know your sailor will do great!

Comment by stormy1123 ship 12 div 203 on July 1, 2012 at 8:42pm

It was a wonderful weekend! My sailor called this evening from San Antonio. He seems like he is really liking his new living conditions! And I am loving that he can call now from his cell phone!!!!  

Comment by diannep on July 1, 2012 at 8:18pm

smokie:  So the Pensacola sailors didn't fly out until today (Sunday)?  Good to know.  So glad you got that extra time!

Ladies, we we N4Moms veterans (a group all of you are part of now, by the way, so feel free to "pay it forward" and jump on the newbie PIR groups!) always like to ask the groups who just went through PIR if there is any info we gave you all that was incorrect.  We try to stay updated through you all.  Things change and we are well aware of that!  Lala, Betsy, Jessica and I had sailors who PIRed in 2010 and FTLW in 2011. has been a while since we were there.

Please post on here if there were discrepancies so we can advise the future groups.  Thanks so much!

Hope everyone had the very-best-of-the-best weekends ever!


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