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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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 01/13/2012 TG 08 — 07 Divisions (037–042 & 908)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/13/2012 TG 08 — 07 Divisions (037–042 & 908)

This group is for families and friends of Sailors who graduated on January 13, 2012.  We can share information, concerns and ways to connect as we continue the journey from bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2016

Welcome families and friends to PIR January 13, 2012!

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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.




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CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

CLICK ME for PIR 01/13/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

CLICK ME for PIR 01/13/2012 RAMADA Meet and Greet

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 039 reporting for duty!

Started by Navymomsquared. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2012. 218 Replies

Graduation presents - Have you thought of what to buy? Want some ideas?

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Navymomsquared Jan 18, 2012. 1 Reply

PHOTOS from RTC FB Recruit Graduation Jan. 13, 2012.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 15, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 02 Division 908~ Roll Call!

Started by jacqueline-rn. Last reply by bltaylor Jan 10, 2012. 139 Replies

Ship 11 Div 037 Roll Call

Started by MSmom. Last reply by Freckle's dad Jan 10, 2012. 46 Replies

SHIP 11 DIV 038 roll call

Started by From WA: NOP Leanne. Last reply by Kelli Grace (Ship 11 Div 038) Jan 10, 2012. 31 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by navymomfromCT (Ship 11, Div.037) Jan 9, 2012. 1 Reply

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2012. 0 Replies

PIR Reference info/GPS for RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2012. 0 Replies

PIR Info

Started by baylorbear. Last reply by Navymomsquared Jan 9, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by Karen Nuke MM Mom. Last reply by ProudMOmom (Ship 09, Div 041) Jan 8, 2012. 57 Replies


Started by jakesmom. Last reply by Britt's Mom Jan 8, 2012. 39 Replies

ADOPT-A-SAILOR Videos and News links

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by NavyBear7 Jan 6, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by diannep. Last reply by ANNELIISA Jan 6, 2012. 10 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 11 Div 040~ Roll Call!

Started by NavyBear7. Last reply by Cassy-Navy Mom Jan 2, 2012. 20 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by navybiz Dec 28, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by jmallory. Last reply by NavyBear7 Dec 25, 2011. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/13/2012 TG 08 — 07 Divisions (037–042 & 908) to add comments!

Comment by Navymomsquared on March 6, 2016 at 5:31pm
Hi jacqueline-rn! Changed my name from gmansmom to daughter is in BC & set for PIR on 3/18! My sailor son is in Japan. Yup, 4 years!/ Crazy! How is everyone? I'm friends w most mom's on FB now.
Comment by jacqueline-rn on October 28, 2015 at 10:23am

Is anyone still out there?  We're sneaking up on 4 years now.  RTC seems very far away.  Though we may not be in touch as we were in those first weeks all you folks will always be in my thoughts.  Your support, wise counsel, and humor made me a better navy mom.  God bless you and your sailors!

Love, Jackie

Comment by kev323 on November 11, 2013 at 1:22pm

Hard to believe it's been 2 years since our Sailors have been in. Hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by jacqueline-rn on September 4, 2013 at 7:56pm

More years ago than I care to recall, I was twenty years old and arrived at the same conclusion that many twenty year olds do. That a little geography between me and my family would be a good thing. Even more geography would be even better! So I packed up all my worldly goods (which didn't take long) and moved from Illinois to Colorado. My room-mate and I were not exactly rolling in cash (we were twenty after all) and did not have a phone in our apartment. We did have a view of the mountains and a balcony and a good stereo, so we thought we were livin' the dream. The lack of a telephone didn't bother us a bit. My mother sent me a letter with a self addressed, stamped, post-card enclosed and I thought it was a pretty good joke.

Until one day there was a knock at the door. I opened the door to a police woman. She verified my identity, gave me a scrap of paper with some familiar numbers on it and with a wry half smile said, "will you please call your grandmother? She's worried about you."

My grandmother called the cops because I hadn't written????? Seriously????? Are you kidding me?????

(It may tell you something about my grandmother to know that while I was embarrassed, I wasn't all that surprised.)

Is there a point to this story? Yes, yes there is.

Paybacks are hell, huh, Mom?

More than a month after they sailed I finally got an e-mail from my son. You know what they say about Karma! Hang in there, friends. We raised them to be strong, independent, productive adults. I guess we did a pretty darned good job! .

Comment by jacqueline-rn on August 23, 2013 at 6:02pm

Yup. I think so, too. I hope he does as well. He's not much of a letter writer and I haven't heard from him since they sailed.  I liked the easy contact that was possible after RTC and before the float....  This--not so much.  But, I AM a NAVY mom and I roll with the waves

Comment by kev323 on August 23, 2013 at 9:53am

Hello Ladies! Jacqueline, That awesome!

Comment by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ on August 22, 2013 at 8:45pm


Comment by jacqueline-rn on August 22, 2013 at 6:20pm

My kid's on the one in the middle.  That's the Suez canal in the background.

Comment by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ on May 27, 2013 at 6:03pm

hahahahhaha no kidding........ mine will be talking about something then say 'OO SHINY"

Comment by jacqueline-rn on May 27, 2013 at 12:12am

I think it's important that they be flexable.  The more things they can do, the more valuable they will be to the navy when their six years is up.  Will they want to stay on?  Who knows.  But it would be nice to have the option if they want it.  Besides,  life could get boring otherwise; especially for 20 year old guys who, let's be honest here, have the attention span of a gnat!


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