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 10/28/2011 TG 50 7 DIVISIONS (355-360, 950)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/28/2011 TG 50  7 DIVISIONS (355-360, 950)

A group whose SRs have a PIR date of Oct 28th - we can all relate as our loved ones will  be in boot camp together.

Share the count down and our thoughs feelings and support of each other. All are welcomed to join.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 72
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2011

Welcome to PIR 10/28/2011

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never 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 discouraged.Eagle CLICK ME






Countdowns Forecast by NWS

R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME to RSVP to the 10/28/2011 PIR Meet & Greet

Discussion Forum

10.28.11 PIR - Going to Nuke School

Started by AJM MOM. Last reply by JamieKaye Nov 21, 2011. 23 Replies

Ship 09 Div 360

Started by CoastalKat (Ship 09 Div 360). Last reply by AJM MOM Nov 5, 2011. 311 Replies

10.28 PIR graduates going on to A school in San Antonio TX (Corpsman)

Started by KimberlyAnn. Last reply by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom) Oct 31, 2011. 26 Replies

A School in CT

Started by My sailor's ladybug (356) Oct 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 7/Div 357

Started by Diana (Proud Navy Mom). Last reply by MrsMacho (Kelly) Oct 27, 2011. 99 Replies

Ship 12/ Division 356

Started by Mommadukes. Last reply by Mommadukes Oct 27, 2011. 91 Replies

Ship07 Div 358

Started by grandma. Last reply by grandma Oct 26, 2011. 60 Replies

Great Lakes RTC Maps

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Ship 12/Div 355

Started by bmccoy. Last reply by Trace Oct 25, 2011. 31 Replies

Ship 02/Div 950

Started by JerrysMom. Last reply by diannep Oct 24, 2011. 27 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by blarson Oct 23, 2011. 5 Replies

Meet and Greet PIR October 28, 2011

Started by KimberlyAnn. Last reply by bmccoy Oct 22, 2011. 6 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Places to Eat in Great Lakes.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MELISSA74(ship07/div357) Oct 20, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 09/Div 359

Started by navmomtera. Last reply by navmomtera Oct 20, 2011. 39 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 20, 2011. 1 Reply

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by AJM MOM Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

New to group-So glad to be here!

Started by Roberta. Last reply by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom) Oct 17, 2011. 5 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Cheezits Mom

Started by wonderfulwife481(09/div360). Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 15, 2011. 17 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/28/2011 TG 50 7 DIVISIONS (355-360, 950) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 1, 2011 at 12:36am

Leaving this group now...God Bless you all!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 18, 2011 at 2:53pm

Good Morning - I know it's been a while but I like to read the PIR experiences and see how everyone is doing. Glad you all are still connecting on here.

As far as OPSEC and the N4M's Community Guidelines...they still stand. They always will.  In boot we advise about linking up with your recruit because the RDC's read these is a building block for the future of the Sailor and his family. A lot of the "focus" is on BC and this...but it is meant to be carried on for the duration of your Sailors career and is a very serious matter. You can jeopardize your safety and your Sailors by breaking OPSEC. Not to mention that I am sure there are punishments for it. Posting email addresses is better done privately. You may post the month of movement (ships or people) but not specific dates. You may post the ship they are on but not where it is going specifically...such as city and dates. When deployed you may post the country but not exact locations, units, camps...when in doubt less is better. General statements not specifics. I know they are in "A" school but again these are building blocks to lay the foundation for when they are out in fleet. When my husband was deployed he could not tell me the specific date he was coming home (emailed it in code to me), I could only tell people "sometime in July".

Please review the Community Guidelines again and OPSEC.

I am not trying to be a pill...these are very important...just trying to look out for your Sailors and you.

Thank you,


Comment by Diana (Proud Navy Mom) on November 18, 2011 at 2:22pm

momoftwosons - This is so beautiful!!

Comment by momoftwosons on November 16, 2011 at 7:22pm

I am reposting from a FB Page for all my alumni mom's - This says it all...... I wish I know who wrote it -  Miss ya's wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving <3

Kleenex Alert ******

I am a sailors mother; I sometimes march alone.
And yet I stand with many, trying to be strong.
You may not recognize me as you pass me on the street;
I may look like any other that you by chance might meet.
Like any mother, in a lot of ways I still remain,
... ... But watching my son become a sailor brought a forever change.

For deep down inside where you cannot see
My own battle rages that’s as real as it can be.
It starts with feeling pride in all he has become,
But often worry creeps in before the day is done.
Then there is his absence that never will seem right -
The days without a word that causes many sleepless nights.

And at the sight of another sailor, my heart skips a beat,
For it reminds me of my own, and that face I’d love to see.
And I have a deeper sense of the sacrifices our heroes make;
I can see the hardships on the families – the loneliness, the heartache.
But in spite of all that’s raging, this mother’s love holds strong
As I’m wrapped in God’s peace and comfort and given strength to go on.


Comment by momoftwosons on November 15, 2011 at 8:21pm

Baseballmom - if I were you I'd just send out a group msg for  the email address - not ??- really not sure but they did make us all paranoid - LOL.

Comment by dimper1207 on November 15, 2011 at 7:32pm

Hello everyone-----Remember when we were all worried about our kids and wondering what the heck they were doing, and if they were sick, home sick and eating ok.  Now look at our SAILORS----Can you tell Im a proud NAVY MOM!  Happy Thanksgiving to all! PS Thanks for always listening to me cry and bitch. lol


Comment by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom) on November 15, 2011 at 7:08pm

Baseball mom...mine is in San Antonio also.  He's been working out a lot and studying.  He went downtown once but says the cabs are too expensive so he doens't plan to do that much. 

Navmomtera...glad your son likes Charleston.  We are about 4 hours away and the weather has been very mild here so far.  It was in the 70s today. 

Comment by navmomtera on November 15, 2011 at 11:57am

Good morning all!!  So glad to hear that everyone is doing well.  Much like you I anm so glad to be able to talk to my son more.  He has made some friends in Goose Creek while waiting for classes to start.  Briefing starting this week and I don't know if classes will start next Monday or wait until after the Thansgiving break.  He'll be spending Thanksgiving on base.  One of the guys he has become friends with is married and lives on base and they have invited a couple of the guys to their house for dinner.  He is supposed to be able to come home for Christmas but I am not getting my hopes up until he get a definitely word once he classes up.  Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Comment by Baseball mom 07/358 on November 14, 2011 at 7:56pm

Hello everyone, so glad to hear everyone is doing well. My son is in Texas awaiting classes to start. The time has changed a couple of times because they want the reserves to do there classes first. He likes San Antonio where he will go to corpsman school. If anyone comes to the Kansas City area you should let me know. Is it ok to  put our email addresses on this yet?

Comment by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom) on November 14, 2011 at 6:01pm

Glad to be able to catch up a little.  It is really nice to be able to talk and text now, and he's still waiting to 'class up.'  Looking like early December.  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!


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