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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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PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group!

Family and Friends Sharing Memories of PIR 10/29/10 and also to follow these sailors on their new adventures.

Members: 99
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

ship 7 division 350

Started by suesmom ship7 div 350 PIR 10/29. Last reply by Dunesmom Dec 26, 2010. 50 Replies

Hello. a group for division 350 ship 7 to discuss letters and such. My daughter called saturday and got to talk for 15 minutes. She said they are all doing Ok. and doing a lot of ironing and folding..

Looking for other moms & GF's in Ship 4, div 823

Started by Militarymomof2. Last reply by Kayliefirefly Nov 18, 2010. 565 Replies

Hi, I am a Seal wannabe mom. Looking for other moms that are dreading Pre buds and then the big move to California for Buds after graduation.

Ship 12 Div 353- anyone have a sailor going to A school in great lakes-PIR 10/29/2010

Started by Nicole-Sailor Aunt. Last reply by Matts mom Proud mom of a Sailor Nov 17, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello, I am new to this website, and I was trying to reach anyone that has a recruit from Ship 12 Division 353 and that is staying in the Great Lakes for A school. My nephew had his PIR on…Continue

Ship 12 Div 353 PIR 10/29/10

Started by Sea-n-Melody. Last reply by PollyAnna~MM~[Prototype] Nov 8, 2010. 119 Replies

Hi! I'm new to this website and I was wondering if anyone else had someone in Ship 12 Div 353? I got a call from my boyfriend Saturday which was a great surprise! He also said he was able to write a…Continue

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Comment by ProudMomS of a SAILOR! 10/29/10 on April 6, 2011 at 10:43pm

We got some good news this week.  My sailor finally got his final orders to Norfolk.  But, inbetween he comes home for 2 whole weeks!  He is looking forward to his next Navy adventure.


Comment by Carol in fla on April 1, 2011 at 5:03pm

Hi Everyone--I haven't been here in quite awhile, but my son is in Pensacola now and will be going to Norfolk from there.  He won't be there in April, so I won't make the lunch, but it sounds fun!

We do have a group of moms meeting here in Jax for lunch one weekend soon.

If anyone here will be in Jax or lives here and would like to come send me a message.

Comment by Dunesmom on March 27, 2011 at 8:23am

Good News, Security papers all taken care of and back to school my Sailor goes.  OH my gosh what a lesson in patience but just got to keep thinking it was supose to happen that way, umm right?

Hope all is well with your Sailors, have a great day!


Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on March 26, 2011 at 10:00pm
Anyone who lives in the VA Beach/Norfolk area. There is a group of us planning on meeting one day for lunch (shooting for Thursday) the last week of April. I will be there that week for spring break. We would love to meet as many other moms/families etc as possible for lunch one day. If you have a sailor or recruit in that area and they could possibly join us that would be awesome. If you are in that area and would like to join us please let me know. Send me a private message with your name and number. We will keep the time and place in private messages as well. Thanks, Lora
Comment by Mom of Joshua, the MA on March 22, 2011 at 10:50pm
PollyAnna - I know it's hard, but he's not suffering anymore.  Prayers for you and your family during this time - and then prayers also for that grandbaby, for a safe and healthy arrival!  (For both baby AND mom!)
Comment by Dunesmom on March 22, 2011 at 3:29pm

PollyAnna so sorry to hear about your Father in Law, prayers are with you all. 

Now on an excited note yea you get to see your kids and wow a grand baby too.  That has to help the spirits. 

Comment by Dunesmom on March 21, 2011 at 7:26pm
I figure when things are figured out for Japan then our Seabees will be there to help them.  My Sailor is still thinking what to do while he is waiting for his security papers to get where they are supose to be.  He wants Aircrew and he loves working with the Seabees.... time will tell i guess for all.
Comment by musicmom of a Sailor on March 19, 2011 at 8:53pm
He won't find tht out for a year or so.  He's nuke and still in A school until end of May.  After that he has another year of schools before going to fleet.
Comment by ProudMomS of a SAILOR! 10/29/10 on March 18, 2011 at 10:22pm

Musicmom~The funny thing is that he is not attached to a ship.  He is a Yoeman for the Seebees.  So, he will be travelling around the world, but mostly by plane. They are the construction part of the Navy. 

When does he find out what his station will be?  Japan would not have been too bad. I don't know about visiting him now though. 


Comment by musicmom of a Sailor on March 17, 2011 at 2:48pm
ProudMom - yeah!  I hope my son gets stationed there at some point as well because it's only a few hours from us in southern maryland as well.  His dream post is Japan though so I don't know what'll happen.

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