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 12/29/2011 TG 06 — 10 Divisions (021–028, 904 & 906)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/29/2011 TG 06 — 10 Divisions (021–028, 904 & 906)

This site is for families and friends of Salilor Recruits with PIR THURSDAY, December 29, 2011. This is a great way to share information, concerns and to connect as we continue the journey through bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2014

Welcome families and friends of Salilor Recruits with PIR THURSDAY, December 29, 2011.

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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 as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.



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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/29/2011 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/29/2011 RAMADA Meet and Greet


Discussion Forum

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Torisgodfather Jan 8, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 02 Div 906

Started by Scotturk. Last reply by ProudStep-Mom Dec 28, 2011. 39 Replies

Ship 09 Division 024

Started by leilla. Last reply by michellec Dec 28, 2011. 252 Replies

SHIP 03 DIV 028

Started by JulieP - Ship 03 Div 028. Last reply by Sethsmom Dec 27, 2011. 10 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV 904

Started by MA Navy Mom. Last reply by sorisk Dec 27, 2011. 42 Replies

Ship 09 Div 023

Started by Phil's_mom. Last reply by Julie Dec 27, 2011. 129 Replies

Ship 03 Div 028

Started by smou. Last reply by G3boys Dec 27, 2011. 12 Replies

~~~~~ FINAL TEST ~~~~

Started by Craig. Last reply by eleesmom Dec 24, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 03 Division 27

Started by scobydomom. Last reply by nukemom Dec 23, 2011. 8 Replies

Ship 03 Div 27

Started by Barbara. Last reply by Missing my son Shp11 div 268i Dec 22, 2011. 23 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by scrue Dec 19, 2011. 7 Replies

SHIP 09, DIV 021

Started by ilovemysailor 009/021. Last reply by ArNavyMom Dec 14, 2011. 74 Replies


Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035) Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies

What is a Snipe?

Started by Craig. Last reply by RuthL Dec 10, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Angie Dec 6, 2011. 5 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 12/29/2011 TG 06 — 10 Divisions (021–028, 904 & 906) to add comments!

Comment by Proud Mom_Ship09/Div023 on May 13, 2013 at 2:32am
Hello fellow navy moms. My son was in ship 09 /div 023. It's almost a year and seven months when my son joined the navy. So far, he really like it. But he worked long hours on the ship but no complain or anything.
Good to see you all here again. Keep in touch!!! Oh and happy Mother's Day to all of us
Comment by weezey13 on October 26, 2012 at 6:21pm

So hard to believe it has almost a year.  My son  went to A school in GL.  He finished OS A school in February and in March he went to Norfolk VA.  On March 26 he was deployed on the USS Iwo Jima.  This has been a long 8 months, but he is coming home.  He will be arriving back in VA the week after Thanksgiving, so I am flying to Norfolk to welcome him home along with all the other sailors and marines that were deployed with him.

Comment by My son (ship 09, Div 023) on October 25, 2012 at 7:03am

October 25. A date I will never forget. Our son arrived at bootcamp that day. He is doing well and stationed in Norfolk. He is temporarily stationed in Pascagoula, MS as his ship is almost finished being built there. He is assigned to one of the 9/11 ships (there are 3). He loves the Navy and it is a good fit for him. He is a 3rd class petty officer. It has been a long and interesting ride for us as parents. We have visited him in Great Lakes during A school and we have visited him in Pascagoula, MS. We rode our motorcycle to MS from MI and had a wonderful 10 days. I hope all of you are doing well and your sailors too!

Comment by MaggieMay on September 6, 2012 at 8:41am
Wow almost a year has gone by. I still miss my son very much but he loves the Navy and is soooooo happy. He became good friends with another Sailor from Div 024. They are both ATI (aviation technician). They went thru A school together, currently in C school together and both have orders to go to Japan after graduation to serve aboard the USS George Washington. My son is so excited about going oversees and even though I'll probably be a mess I'm so proud of him and so glad he loves what he's doing.
Looking forward to hearing all your stories and I hope your Sailors are all doing well.
Comment by ArNavyMom on September 5, 2012 at 5:52pm

Hello Navy Moms, family and friends.  Next month will be ONE YEAR that our loved ones will be in the Navy.  So hard to believe! 


Checking in to see where your Sailors are and how they are doing?!!


My son is in C-School.  Observing in the local, civilian hospitals.  Graduation is end of October and then he will get his first command.  No clue where or how long he will be in "holding". 


Repsond when y'all can.  Looking forward to reading how our young men and women are today.

Comment by MzSnapCup-Ship03/Div025 on May 22, 2012 at 9:26pm

Hello Everyone.  Wow, I haven't been on here in a long time!  Doesn't seem like it's been that long since PIR 12/29 but it's been almost half a year. Time really flies. My youngest son just left yesterday for Army Basic Training. Which is what brings me here this evening. Does anyone know of a site similar to this one for Army moms? Thanks, hope all is well.

Comment by natalie'smom on March 14, 2012 at 11:06am

Yes she got her orders this Monday...We are very excited she will be in San Diego which is about and hour & 1/2 away from home. My parents live very close to the base, so she will be close to her grandparents which is nice because she is very close with them...Does your son know my daughter?

Comment by My son (ship 09, Div 023) on March 14, 2012 at 10:23am

@natalie'smom-my son is in the same EN class as your daughter. Did she get her orders?

Comment by natalie'smom on February 24, 2012 at 12:19pm
@ my son, my daughter has got her orders yet. She said she will get them on 3/7. We are hoping for san diego tgat way she will be fairly close to home, but also pucked Washington State as well
Comment by My son (ship 09, Div 023) on February 24, 2012 at 11:05am

@ natatlie'smom-our son will graduate from BECC next Monday I think...then the EN strand class. Maybe our kids will be in that one together?? Our son's BECC class doesn't have any women in it. Did your daughter get her orders? Our son is going to the USS Arlington 24 LPD. It will be based in Norfolk. Our son really wanted to be based in Washington State however...his Dad and Grandpa were both based in Norfolk. What will be...will be!



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