PIR (PASS IN REVIEW, ie GRADUATION from Boot Camp) GROUPS
Within a week after your recruit arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX containing his old cloths and other personal items (look for his cell phone in his shoes). Next will be the all important FORM LETTER which will have his/her expected graduation date. We have a stellar group of mentors who will take you from beginning to end (entire Boot Camp & PIR period): ♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW, diannep, LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons, ellen0502, Betsy son on Stennis carrier and Craig. You will be in excellent hands.
Just click on the underlined links below to go to the NAVY FOR MOMS groups associated with PIR dates (normally a Friday). Good luck and thank you to all Sailor Recruits and their families. Limit 4 guests per recruit unless noted otherwise. TG stands for Training Group.
PIR: 01/24/2014 TG 11 (to be updated)
PIR: 01/17/2014 TG 10 - ? Divisions (061 - ?, 805, 806 & 910) divisions unconfirmed
PIR: 01/10/2014 TG 09 - 11 Divisions (051 - 060 & 909) 4 guests
PIR: 01/03/2014 TG 08 - 10 Divisions (043-050, 907 & 908) 4 guests
PIR: 12/27/2012 TG 07 - no graduation.
PIR: 12/20/2103 TG 06 - no graduation.
PIR: 12/13/2013 TG 05 - 8 Divisions (037 - 042 & 905, 906) 4 guests
PIR: 12/06/2013 TG 04 - 7 Divisions (031 - 036 & 904) 4 guests
YOUR RECRUIT IS GETTING READY FOR BOOT CAMP OR JUST ARRIVED AT THE RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND (Great Lakes).
If your Sailor Recruit just arrived chances are the group for your PIR has not been formed yet. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group & the subgroup for the month of your recruit's departure. Again, we have another group of mentors who will take you through the preparation phase.You'll get a check list of things to do the month before boot camp. You'll learn Navy acronyms and terminology. You'll find out what will take place at MEPS. Lemonelephant will be there to guide you through and point you in the right direction.
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND (RTC)
Recruit Training Command (RTC) (clickable link) is the official Navy site for bootcamp website. Please take the time and effort to educate yourself.
The RTC Family Guide (clickable link - pdf file) - you should print this out, save it, read it and refer to it often. This single document will answer the majority of your questions.
Parking Passes: CLICK HERE, then click "Get Gate Pass" Remember Parking passes will not become available for download until 11 days prior to scheduled graduation date. If you have problem with printing the pass, access the site with Mozilla Firefox as your browser. Mozilla Firefox can be downloaded free of charge. Mozilla Firefox browser.
THE FORM LETTER:
What does the form letter look like?
Click below to see an example of the form letter.
Keep this letter in a safe place and/or scan and save on your hard disk as a backup. The FORM LETTER contains four important items.
GOING TO PIR (GRADUATION).
You will have many questions regarding PIR. Where to stay? When to get airline tickets? What to do around Great Lakes? How to order photos, dvds? How do I sign up for the multiple meet and greets for parents? What should I wear? Join this group - PIR REFERENCE INFORMATION GROUP (clickable link). You'll benefit from the information from others who have made this journey. There will be very few experiences like this in life - enjoy it. Be proud of your recruit.
Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies - keep this link handy.
You'll find an overview of the entire process. You should also watch the videos, look at the diagram of the barracks (ships), review the powerpoint presentations.
Important Groups For You To Join
NavyDEP.COM (created exclusively for the recruits only - run by Craig).
Moms/dads/wives/gfs, lurk in this group if you want but do not join.
After graduation, many of the groups edit the title of the group to reflect status by adding "Alumni" or "Graduates" etc. The links stay the same and should work. A great place to stay in touch with the people you became acquainted with through bootcamp & PIR.
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2013
PIR: 8/02/2013 TG 38 - 12 Div (277 - 286, 817 & 938) PIR: 8/09/2013 TG 39 - 13 Div (287 - 298 & 939)
PIR: 7/19/2013 TG 36 - 7 Div (265 - 270 & 936) PIR: 7/26/2013 TG 37 - 9 Div (271 - 276, 815, 816 & 937)
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2012
PIR: 3/16/2012 TG 18 - 14 Div (087 - 096, 807 - 808 & 918 - 919) None 3/23/2012
PIR Alumni GROUPS - 2011
PIR: 12/ 29/2011 TG 06 - 10 Div (021-028, 904 & 906) NONE on December 23, 2011
PIR: 12/16/2011 TG 05 - 5 Div (017-020, 905) NONE on December 9, 2011
PIR: 7/1/2011 TG 33 - 11 Div (211-218, 813, 932 & 933) NONE on June 24, 2011
PIR: 2/4/2011 TG 11- 6 Div (059–062, 803 & 911)
Once he gets to the RTC, you wll get a letter from him that will tell you. That is the only guaranteed way to know. His PIR could be 10/21, 10/28, or 11/04 depending on when groups form. You will just have to wait and see.
I know there are a number of small group for specific ship/division within a PIR date group. I think it would be easier to have them as "discussions" under the main PIR group. Of course, it's a free country. Do what you feel comfortable. Regardless, good luck to all recruits and a warm welcome to all parents, wives, fiancees, gfs. Besure to look at the info contained within this discussion.
hi, I believe my granddaughter's PIR is July 22 also. I recieved her box yesterday. I haven't recieved the letter. She arrived at bootcamp on May 25th. I recieved the call, that she had made it and she would call again, in three weeks.
I don't know why BQB started putting "Ship" in the listings. The listing for June 17 should be as follows:
TG 31 — 9 Divisions (203–210 & 931) Graduate Friday, June 17, 2011
This is interpreted as: Training Group 31 has 9 divisions (203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, & 931) and will graduate on Friday, June 17, 2011.
So division 204 is represented within the group, PIR 06/17/2011 and BQB only lists the first group for a PIR date. There is a Discussion, Ship 11 Div. 204, within that group. I also see that you are a member of the separate group for the division, Ship 11 Div. 204, and that is probably what you are referring to. Some of us believe that Divisions should start Discussions within the main PIR group and thus limit the number of groups being formed.
I can't remember why I did that either. I should probably take out the "ship" si?
OK. DONE! YOU GUYS ARE SOOOO GOOD. :)
Thanks so much for clearing that up. I was really confused by the "ship" (or lack there-of). I thought it was just me......=/