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 PIR 04/13/12 TG 22 — 10 Divisions (115–122, 810 & 922)


ALUMNI PIR 04/13/12    TG 22 — 10 Divisions (115–122, 810 & 922)

This group is for all that have PIR

April 13th 2012.

TG 22 — 10 Divisions (115–122, 810 & 922)

We are here for each other. And with the help and support of others we will help everyone get through this new stage in our life!

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2013








Discussion Forum

San Antonio Bound

Started by Kahli's Mom. Last reply by MyNavyHero Oct 1, 2012. 32 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 810 PIR 4/13/2012

Started by beccasusan26. Last reply by NYJIM-MOM214 Jun 26, 2012. 103 Replies

Ship 12 Division 121 PIR 04/13/12

Started by BigD'sMom(ship12div121). Last reply by TiffanyNicole Apr 17, 2012. 90 Replies

ship 4 div 120 PIR 4/13/12

Started by Joe's Mom. Last reply by Chiquitos Apr 17, 2012. 193 Replies

Ship 02 DIV 922 PIR 4/13/2012

Started by livenlovenlaughn. Last reply by littleone68 Apr 16, 2012. 250 Replies

Ship 04 Div 119 PIR 4/13/12

Started by proudmom. Last reply by From WA: NOP Leanne Apr 12, 2012. 143 Replies

MEET & GREETS for PIR 04/13/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Apr 10, 2012. 9 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mamabeans Apr 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mamabeans Apr 8, 2012. 1 Reply

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mamabeans Apr 8, 2012. 1 Reply

"Rules while on Liberty"

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mamabeans Apr 8, 2012. 9 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MK Apr 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 03/ Div 118

Started by spring932. Last reply by Fay Apr 4, 2012. 115 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI PIR 04/13/12 TG 22 — 10 Divisions (115–122, 810 & 922) to add comments!

Comment by momof4 on January 13, 2013 at 2:59pm

Hi. moms! Can't believe we are coming up on our first year. Hope everyone is well. My sailor is having a great time so far in San Diego. She works hard and plays hard. Miss her but proud of her! So, what is your story??

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on May 15, 2012 at 8:17am

I am leaving this group as well, gotta help on the new ones that have been added. I wish each and every one of your Sailors Fair Winds and Following Seas :-) I am only a phone call or email away if any of you ever need anything and you can also message me through my website. Have a great Navy Adventure :-)

Comment by spring932 on May 3, 2012 at 1:07pm

Hello Alumni Family..... I know some of you were intersted in the photo charms for your Sailor's picture. Here is the link:

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on April 19, 2012 at 9:13pm

Leaving this group too! Blessings to all of you and your Sailors!

Comment by shermur (ship 12 div 121) on April 18, 2012 at 7:20am

Well, leaving this group and try to find out where I now belong...daughter is THU and still trying to complete A school registration? Thanks for all the support, thanks for all the advice and I am so grateful for NAvy for Moms.  I could have used something like this when my son was in Army boot camp several years ago. 

Comment by Crazy Blonde (Ship 2, Div-925) on April 17, 2012 at 11:51am

GRAD PICS are up on FACE BOOK!!!! CONGRATS!!!!/media/set/?set=a.10150728163764651.424180.324592704650&type=3

Comment by diannep on April 17, 2012 at 7:15am

Leaving this group now....blessings to all of your new sailors!

Comment by Stephen's Girl(ship12div121) on April 16, 2012 at 10:45pm
Thank you all so very much ladies, for being so supportive ove the last two months, I really could not have done it without you all! Extra thanks to ftlw and diannep, for all the advice and wisdom. Having your experience has helped more than you know!

PIR was the most wonderful experience, and getting to meet a few of you ladies was so nice! Finally getting to see my sailor was amazing:) we got to see some of the surrounding city and gurney mills. Unfortunately my sailors orders were changed that friday and he flew out Saturday afternoon to P-cola instead of Monday like was originally planned, but I took the train in from where I was staying and spent 6 hours at the airport with him before he had to leave:) at least now when they are gone they have cell phones lol.

But ladies once again thank you for everything, this has been an exciting journey, and I will miss you all as I now join the pensecola A-school group. Best wishes for you and your sailors!
Comment by missmygirl(ship12/Div121) on April 16, 2012 at 9:41pm
ML, my daughter was the really blonde one! Hard to miss;)
I am signing off of this site to move on to the San Antonio site for A school.
My experience here has been spectacular and kept me sane! The meet and greet at the Ramada was awesome and so funy, some divisions dressed in a certain color to pick each other out, very cool. The Ramada was ok, but I heard great things about the Marriott which had a WalMart next to it in case you forgot something. Lining up early was good but maybe not necessary unless you really have your heart set on getting the last row with the wall for your back to lean was a nice seat. Binoculars would have been nice, taking pics to make sure camera settings are right as soon as you arrive is priceless. Our daughter had watch so getting lunch and resting with family at the hotel was the best idea for us. Meeting her at the crack of dawn (4am) was a great idea, she got her laptop and phone from us and we spent 4 more hours with her. God Bless all the newbies, no news really is good news, don't expect more than 3 calls and send them letters and Facebook page and new articles, etc, it's gold to them. The questionnaires on here were very fun too! Thanks to everyone for your support!
Comment by TraceJ on April 16, 2012 at 4:56pm

Thank  you so very much for the info!


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