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 02/01/2013 TG 12 - 15 Divisions (077-088, 804, 805 and 912)


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/01/2013 TG 12 - 15 Divisions (077-088, 804, 805 and 912)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 02/01/2013.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier




Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 131
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 02/01/2013! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.

N4M's Community Guidelines

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".

Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 804 and 805 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Richard M. Feb 23, 2013. 146 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 087 and 088 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Richard M. Feb 18, 2013. 48 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 079 and 080 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Not so Blue Feb 3, 2013. 93 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 077 and 078 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 1, 2013. 15 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 085 and 086 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ttsmom Jan 31, 2013. 140 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 083 and 084 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sailormom Jan 30, 2013. 82 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by yvmblzd5775 Jan 29, 2013. 3 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 081 and 082 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Jan 29, 2013. 67 Replies

hiiii everyone

Started by MissingMySailor<3. Last reply by JDShip12 DIV086 Jan 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Questions about reservations for PIR 02/01/13

Started by JDShip12 DIV086. Last reply by JDShip12 DIV086 Jan 22, 2013. 9 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by KatsMom Jan 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 912

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tuba 02 912 Jan 11, 2013. 29 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 02/01/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2013. 10 Replies

encouragement questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/01/2013 TG 12 - 15 Divisions (077-088, 804, 805 and 912) to add comments!

Comment by imomxfour x 3 Sailors on December 3, 2016 at 9:12am

Hello everyone - hope you're all doing well and enjoying the holidays!

Amazing how quickly this 4 years went by - we were so emotionally distraught back then as we prepared for our son to leave for boot camp, hard to believe it's all over. We got him home for good last month & he'll be starting college in January. Thankful he didn't meet anyone & fall in love while in, possibly keeping him from home even longer, or for good. That is the hardest part, having them so far away. I HATE IT!!  :(  We were/are SO proud, and it was such a wonderful opportunity, but as a very close knit family, the separation is awful. Now, for our daughter to be done with her 4 years in April - then she can come home with our grandson more often. Her husband is in until summer 2018 and they're uncertain at this point, if he'll re-enlist or not. I'm hoping not, we want them home, too!!

Comment by pat1930a on December 2, 2016 at 3:32pm
today is 4 years ago my son left for boot camp, alot has happened in that time. Some good some bad. but i am still following this group, no new postings in a long time.
But my son also just re-enlisted. he is lookig at shore duty in Japan. hope everyone is well, enjoy your holidays.
Comment by CruAn on December 2, 2016 at 3:21pm
No new postings in a while. How is everyone? My sailor has re-enlisted and is lovin the life. Hope all is well with y'all.
Comment by PatsFan923 HM Mom on December 17, 2013 at 4:16pm

Not sure where eveyone is these days, but I wanted to say look at how far we have come since we were first put together on this page.  One year ago last week, our kids, husbands, girlfirends, boyfriends, etc., embarked on a new adventure and little did we know that it would bring us all together as a family.  Through all of the tears of the unknowns, to receiving the kid in the box and then the letter with their addresses, we all endured.  I remember receiving the address and running (driving) to the USPS to drop off the 24 letters that I had written since 12/5/2012 . . . . what a year it has been and we did it together with the help of the folks who run this site.  Merry Christmas and wishing you all a fabulous new year.

Comment by jillymom on August 11, 2013 at 5:51am

Sorry for the passing of his grandmother. My mother had a sudden turn in health and is now in hospice care; it's really hard anyway and when our kids are separated from their loved ones changes are extra-hard. God Bless.

Comment by pat1930a on August 10, 2013 at 9:15pm
Will my son is finally home after being away for almost 9 months. this was supposed to be a very happy time, but he can home on emergency leave. His grandmother who raised him while he was little, passed away this past weekend. He took it very hard and it was hard not being able to see him and telling him in person about what had happen. He was only allowed 5 days leave. His Chief and the Chaplin were good because when they spoke to him they tried to get him home to see her but, it could not get done. Please say a prayer for my mom.
Comment by pat1930a on July 16, 2013 at 11:08pm
ellen0502.. thank you for the zip
Comment by ellen0502 on July 16, 2013 at 10:21pm

The last four digits are not so important at TSC, there is only one mail room. :)

320A Dewey Avenue

Great lakes, IL


Comment by pat1930a on July 16, 2013 at 8:31pm
does anyone know the full zip code for GL, iknow 60088-????. but what is the last digts?
Comment by Richard M. on February 23, 2013 at 8:54pm
Class 301 is a discussion forum in Pre-BUDs Moms Group. Look there you will see.

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