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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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Navy Speak

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 03/30/2012 TG 20 — 14 Divisions (097–108, 809 & 920)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/30/2012 TG 20 — 14 Divisions (097–108, 809 & 920)

This group is for the loved ones of the future Sailors of PIR 03/30/2012! 

From your Group Creator proudmama:

I know we are all looking forward to graduation,  and very excited to finally watch our children and or family members become an Official United States, Navy Sailor. Until then, lets all share our experiences with each other. Our experiences today will help other other new moms and or family members  in the future.So lets set a good example, so that our SRs too can be proud of us. I look forward to this journey with each and everyone of you.  God bless you and all the SR's

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 146
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2012

Welcome To PIR: 03/30/2012

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 Recruits/Sailors 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.





Countdowns Forecast by NWS
 CLICK ME for the Page with the link to RTC WEBSITE
CLICK ME for the LINKS for the PIR 03/30/2012 MEET and GREETS

Discussion Forum

SHIP 04/DIV 809

Started by Sancy. Last reply by omama Dec 15, 2012. 214 Replies

Ship 12/ DIV 097: PIR 03/30/2012

Started by alismz. Last reply by Sunny N Kansas Apr 6, 2012. 74 Replies

PHOTOS from RTC FB of Recruit Graduation, March 30, 2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Freese71 Apr 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 12 Div 100 Anyone out there?

Started by Shauna. Last reply by RedHeadedNavyWife Apr 2, 2012. 183 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Freese71 Mar 30, 2012. 26 Replies


Started by AssistingVeteran. Last reply by NavyMomInTraining Mar 29, 2012. 58 Replies

Ship 7 Div 103

Started by SamsMom. Last reply by Lori B Mar 28, 2012. 17 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 28, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 101

Started by misty. Last reply by navyfiance PIR 3-30 Mar 27, 2012. 20 Replies

Ship 11 Division 106

Started by martine (paul's mom). Last reply by thibs57 Mar 27, 2012. 41 Replies

ship 11 / Div 105

Started by Can Mar 27, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by eyeronics. Last reply by diannep Mar 27, 2012. 9 Replies

Ship 12 Division 098

Started by Steph68. Last reply by navyfiance PIR 3-30 Mar 26, 2012. 59 Replies

Captains Cup?!

Started by nightingale cvn72. Last reply by nightingale cvn72 Mar 26, 2012. 7 Replies

My Sailor is Ship 07 Div 103

Started by Navy Mom. Last reply by Navy Mom Mar 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by crazydaisy Mar 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/30/2012 TG 20 — 14 Divisions (097–108, 809 & 920) to add comments!

Comment by AMD's mom on July 9, 2012 at 10:20pm

Hello all, glad to hear that most if not all of our Sailors are progressing well! My Sailor is also going over to Japan in a few months. He starts C School in JAX in a few weeks and then off to Japan, then Guam! I am so happy for him but a nervous, emotional disaster for me! Oh and he is all tattooed up now......wrong move, but mom knows nothing!! I wish everyone well and be safe.

Comment by dawny64 on July 9, 2012 at 5:56pm

@ alismz you are so right i was wondering why they wasn't more pictures of our Sailors. Ok here is a update on my Sailor he will be going to Japan in a few months  so proud of him.

Comment by alismz on July 9, 2012 at 12:27am

hey capt'n- great to hear the update!!! funny you mentioned the tatoo...our daughter asked my opinion yesterdays phone call...wanted to renew her faith and get a tatoo as reminder...wouldn't it be easier to buy a t-shirt??? hah!


dawny64- Keel was great!!!! (other than graduation showing dress whites, making it an obvious mass production)

Comment by dawny64 on July 8, 2012 at 3:52pm

@ CaptainFatso is your Sailor still in Greatlakes for A school mine is.

Comment by CaptainFatso on July 8, 2012 at 2:28pm

A quick update... My daughter is passing all of her courses in A school. She'll be an IT soon enough. In any case, she's having the time of her life... no tatoos yet.. THANK GOD.

So much so that I think I want to be a sailor when I grow up.  In fact, I got to be a sailor again not too long ago.  My company sent me to China. It was a hoot. I blogged about it here

Comment by dawny64 on June 20, 2012 at 5:24pm

Hey all! Just received my Keel in the mail going over it with a finetooth comb. Where is a magnifiing glass when you need 1.

Comment by alismz on May 15, 2012 at 10:07pm

oh girlies, did my heart good to hear some updates...just spent mother's day weekend with my Sailor and oldest daughter in P-cola....trying to be a big girl after saying goodbye but i'm fighting off tears again... Navylodge view and location was a dream! Hung out all weekend but pressure to study for classes and test sure caused an overshadowing cloud!

miss you all and our lil chats!


Comment by treeharris on May 15, 2012 at 4:23pm

Got my P.I.R. dvd yesterday!  I can't wait to see it!

Comment by omama on May 14, 2012 at 5:18pm

dawny 64 Just recieved my P.I.R. DVD also, my husband popped it in right away:)

Comment by dawny64 on May 14, 2012 at 4:07pm

Just got home and to my surprise the P.I.R DVD was there ready to pop

some popcorn  and relive the moment. 


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