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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 343 and 344

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Haha Me too! Yes, It has been a great day! I hope its going as good for them..

ItsFriday!!! One more down!

Hi everyone, I received my letter yesterday!!! I was so excited I think the mailman thought I won Lotto! LOL!! My SR is doing well.  He misses home and the Italian meal meals plus his brother and cousins.  He wants us to keep writing and says the letters we send are a big comfort.  

Hi USnavymom63,

It is good to hear you also recieved your letter.  I had been after the mailman ever since my Son left and finally he said here is your mail got really happy and exiceted as well, but I think it is so funny how you thought the mailman had thought you had won the lotto! lol

Hope our SR's call us this weekend.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend

For the last 3 weeks I have watched the live broadcast of each PIR.  My husband walked in today while I was watching and told me I was obsessed! (Well DUH)  I explained that in 6 weeks, we will be sitting there, watching our SR's PIR and I am hoping if I watch enough of them I might make it thru his without crying my eyes out....... I don't know why, but he laughed, shook his head, kissed me and walked away.  Just to let you know, I still get choked up every time I watch. So proud of these young men and women!!!

I didn't get a list but when we talked on Saturday he gave me a couple tentative dates.. Can I ask what your husbands first name is so when I talk to Cody I can mention that I "know" you..   lol

I hope you are feeling better.. I was feeling a little down tonight too.. I am hoping Cody does call tomorrow,  I'm curious to see if he is doing okay.. He was a little homesick when he called last time..

Hello all! I am new to Navy For Moms, so please excuse me while I familiarize myself with the site. I joined when he was a DEPer at the suggestion of his recruiter, but that's all.


My son is in Ship 11, Div 343. I missed my phone call last Saturday, and am devastated!! He did leave voicemails and sounded sad and defeated because he couldn't get through. It literally shattered my heart. He mentioned that he used up all of his minutes on his phone card. I mailed him a new one, but I am hoping that he gets it before he is allowed to make another phone call. I did get a standardized letter regarding PIR, but no personal letter. :(


If your son/daughter is also in Ship 11, Div 343, will you please add me as a friend, and ask your son/daughter to tell Ricky that his Mom loves and misses him?! I would be forever be indebted to you.

Tammy:  Please friend request/private message RMTz the last name...we are not allowed to post SRs' last names on this site.  Thanks!

No calls yet for this division? I sure thought they would call today..

Maybe they will call later today. Thank you.

My son is ship 11 div 343! We got a call last Saturday but I wrote him to let him know he can call his gf at the next call. He called her yesterday. She called and gave us a report and said he would have another call this Tuesday. I'm surprised at the number of calls they are getting.


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