This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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



Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947)


Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947)

This group is for those who have loved ones who graduated from Boot Camp on 10/07/2011.

Tags:  October 7, 2011; Oct. 7, 2011; 10/07/11; 10/7/11; 10/7/2011; 10/01/2011; 10-7-11; 10-07-11; 10-07-2011; 10-7-2011; Oct

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2019

Welcome to all Anticipating PIR 10/7/2011!!

This group is for those with loved ones who had PIR on 10/07/2011. (PIR is short for Pass-in-Review and just means graduate from Boot Camp.)


It was an amazing ceremony, an amazing opportunity to see our Sailors perform and participate as an entire group, amazing to hear that wonderful Liberty call and completely overwhelming to get those long awaited hugs.


It is our desire that this Group will provide the information, encouragement, and support you need while your loved one continues their Navy Journey. We are hoping you will continue to come back and update everyone on that journey and continue to seek support and encouragement from friends you have already made here.


Enjoy your time here and feel free to Comment and join in the Discussions. Be sure to check out the information in the "Pages" section to the right. This is information that will be of interest to all Members.  (You will need to click on "View All" to see all of them.)


Please review the Community Guidelines and keep OPSEC in mind when you post. If you would not want an enemy to know something, then do not post it here because this is NOT a secure site and the enemy lurks. Please do not post your Sailor's last name and NEVER his/her full name. Also do not use your full name, especially if your last name is the same as your Sailor's. If your Sailor provides specific information about events that will occur, please keep that to yourself and do not post the day/time on here since this information may be sensitive and is not to be shared.


Discussion Forum

Divisions 337 and 338

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Concernedad Oct 27, 2011. 485 Replies

Divisions 333 and 334

Started by KathyMmom. Last reply by Mary...Brittsmom Oct 11, 2011. 397 Replies

Divisions 335 and 336

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Nuke Mom 11 Ship 3 Div 335 Oct 6, 2011. 196 Replies

Division 947

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by jbsgirl1417 Oct 6, 2011. 206 Replies

Divisions 339 and 340

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Lil Angie 74 Oct 6, 2011. 247 Replies

Divisions 331 and 332

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by JoniB (Ship 09 Div 331) Oct 5, 2011. 115 Replies

Divisions 329 and 330

Started by KathyMmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 4, 2011. 82 Replies

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Sep 15, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by Lil Angie 74. Last reply by KathyMmom Sep 12, 2011. 15 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947) to add comments!

Comment by Concernedad on July 18, 2017 at 11:56am

I don't know if anyone who started here is still a member of this board, but thanks to those who were here in the beginning, when we needed help and camaraderie the most.

My time here is done.  

Comment by Concernedad on August 17, 2016 at 12:44pm

Pretty sad. Every year he leaves home on my birthday. I'll be glad to have him back home permanently. I keep reminding him of the benefits of serving that he will see in his future.

Karen, good luck to your son. Great to hear from someone else.

Comment by karent0801 on August 8, 2016 at 1:21pm

Hi there!  My son is stationed in Hawaii assigned to the sub, North Carolina.  He's been on 2 deployments and is hoping to get back stateside next year.  He re-upped for another 2 1/2 years so we have about 4 more years to go.  August 10, 2011 was the day he left for Great Lakes.  Seems like a lifetime ago!!!!

Comment by Concernedad on August 8, 2016 at 12:57pm

Checking in. Almost 5 years since my son took off for Boot Camp. He's currently home on leave, an ET2 and with about one year to go, he's ready to get out. Guess he won't be re-upping. Man it has seemed like a long journey. Anyone out there still have sailors in, or did their sailor do four years and out?

Comment by karent0801 on December 6, 2013 at 4:42pm

My sailor is on a sub in Hawaii.  He's supposed to be out on a six month deployment starting sometime this month and won't be back home until June 2014.  It's hard to believe that PIR was just 2 short years ago and all the changes that have followed that amazing day.  Hope everyone has great holidays!

Comment by Mary...Brittsmom on October 23, 2013 at 12:54pm

Hello all!!!! My daughter has been in Bahrain since January 2012, she is just finihing up her 30 day leave. It has been so wonderful having her home for this time.

She will return to Bahrain for 4 months then in February will be stationed in Everette Wa. Just a short 3 hour drive from home.


This mom could not be happier.


Comment by Concernedad on September 5, 2013 at 3:05pm

Another year gone by. Anyone got any updates to report? 

My son is now in Bahrain. An ET3.

Comment by Denise - browns57 on September 12, 2012 at 5:00pm son is in San Diego too or at least that's where his ship is based,  They are deployed right now.  His ship is due to become decommished in January 2013.  My son has verbal orders that he will be assigned to a mine sweeper in San Diego.  We will see what happens.


Comment by Concernedad on September 12, 2012 at 12:48pm

Hey! Can't believe this thread is still active. I just came by to see if there was any reason not to delete it, but here you all are. Considering this is where it all started, it's pretty cool to see where everyone ended up. I'm sure my son would love to know whose mom is whose.

Anyway, the one good thing about my son leaving on my birthday is, now he doesn't forget it. He actually thought to call me, which is rare in itself.

He finished up A School at GL back in July and has been spending a lot of time on hold. He's currently in San Diego with spare time, so volunteered to do an additional C School while waiting. He will be on an MCM after C School, which is in Bahrain, but has recently learned, by the time he's done with C School, his ship will be back in San Diego, so I was glad to hear that.

Anyway, glad to hear about your own sailors. It's interesting considering everyone headed out in different directions.

Comment by darlene8993 on September 1, 2012 at 8:48pm

Kathy, I too am so sorry to hear about your son's illness.  I pray that his medical condition will be well controlled and even improve over time.  How sad for your son that this happened and he is forced to end his Navy career.  I pray he will look back on the experience with a happy heart and treasured memories of his fellow sailors.  I hope he finds a new path in life that also provides satisfaction and happiness.  

You have been so important and supportive of all of us.  Your willingness to set up our pages and help us all be connected was so critical when we were all new Navy moms struggling to get through each day.  Like you, I can't believe it's been a year already.  It makes me happy the way God brings people into our lives when we most need them, and you were one of those people for many of us that visit these pages.  God bless you for all you have done.

Our prayers are with you and your family.  I trust you will be blessed with blessings that overtake you.  

Thanks for letting us know about your son,


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