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 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913)


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 02/28/2013.

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: 142
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 02/08/2013! 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 806.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Hello2u Dec 1, 2013. 286 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 099 and 100 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by vickiet Feb 15, 2013. 105 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 091 and 092 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by louielou Feb 11, 2013. 192 Replies


Started by mcmomship13div099 Feb 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 913

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Nicks Mom Ship 02 DIV 913 Feb 7, 2013. 274 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 093 and 094 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by joy@n4m Feb 6, 2013. 46 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 095 and 096 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Newnavymom1994 Feb 4, 2013. 41 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 089 and 090 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mh mom (ship12 div 089) Jan 29, 2013. 64 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 097 and 098 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Angelsmom Ship 14/DIV 097 Jan 24, 2013. 47 Replies

graduation gifts!

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096. Last reply by sailsetter Jan 22, 2013. 12 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 02/08/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2013. 16 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Information about ship 14 div097

Started by Jen20swim. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 4 Replies

Phone Call ... Yea

Started by CC52mom. Last reply by sailsetter Jan 11, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913) to add comments!

Comment by Hello2u on October 31, 2014 at 9:44am
Hi everyone. Still alive and kickin. My son doing awesome into diving and instructing see him often :))))
Comment by britefuture on October 31, 2014 at 4:51am

I'm still here mcmomship13div099. Enjoy your visit to Virginia Beach. We're coming up on two years of Navy bliss. My Sailor jokes that he hasn't seen a ship yet because he's still in school, lol.  

Comment by mcmomship13div099 on October 31, 2014 at 12:37am
Hi, just thought I would check and see if anyone was still visiting our group. I'm not the only one. I go see my son in December in Virginia Beach. Take care.
Comment by Hello2u on April 1, 2014 at 8:40pm

Just saying HELLOOOOOOO!!! :)

Comment by KathybShip13Div099 on December 6, 2013 at 10:59am

Hi ladies!  Glad to see that I am not the only one that still visits this site.  Unfortunately my son won't be home for the holidays again this year, but at least we will be able to talk.  He went to A school in Port Hueneme, CA for CMCA and from there went to Coronado, CA.  He is loving the navy life and I couldn't be prouder.  I got to share this wonderful site with a cousin whose son just graduated from boot camp.  She too thought this was a wonder site and it helped her as much as I to get through those long 8 weeks.  It was nice to hear from you.  Good luck to our sailors!

Comment by NavyDaughter/Mom on December 6, 2013 at 9:44am

Hi, I'm still hanging out too.  Just got back from Monterey visiting my sailor for Thanksgiving.  He's still in A School and has been in Monterey since the day after BC graduation.  Thankfully, the school shuts done for a few weeks over the Christmas/New he's fianally coming home.  He will have been gone for over 1, the Navy doesn't believe in breaking you in slowly!!  If all goes as planned, he should graduate in July and then move to his next school in Hawaii.  He loves what he's doing...but it's hard!  I think he spends all his time studying, but at least it keeps him out of trouble.  We are also coming up on the 1 year mark of losing my dad, we lost him two days after my son shipped out.  He was retired Navy, E8 and I would have loved to have him here for this journey...more than once I would have like to asked his opinion.  I think he would have been so proud of his grandson...he always was. So, having my baby (yes MY BABY) back home for Christmas is going to be WONDERFUL!!  Still missing him everyday - but I guess it's getting easier.  Amazing how much your life can change in a year.  I'm glad to hear things are going so well with both of your sailors!....God Bless them All!  Happy Holidays....and GO NAVY!

Comment by britefuture on December 5, 2013 at 9:54pm
Hi louielou. I'm still around, lol. Glad to hear that your Sailor is doing well and will be with family for the holidays. That's a blessing when I think of last year. Brutally missing our kids.
My Sailor is doing well. He's at Goose Creek in Charleston. He's in the second phase of training, Power School. It's such a tough program. He studies, every night, for 2+ hours. That's after spending 8 hours in school. We didn't see him for Thanksgiving but he and a buddy are driving home Dec 20 and aren't due back until Jan 5. He and I both are counting the days. He graduates, from this phase, on Valentines day. Then he'll have 6 months of Prototype, basically a six month final, practical exam, and he'll be out to the fleet.
Thanks for checking in. I hope others will do the same. Have a blessed holiday!
Comment by louielou on December 5, 2013 at 9:00pm

Hello all or anyone still around, I thought I would stop by as it is coming up on the 1 year mark for when my son and most everyone here went off to BC. I can't believe that a year has gone by already, yet the journey is still so new. My son graduated Corpsmen School in July and went to Camp Pendleton to do FMTB, he is now working at the Naval Hospital there on base in the Family Services wing. It's nice because we are from the San Diego area so he gets to be with family. And I will get to see him for Christmas this year. yay!!! I hope everyone is doing well and their Sailors are enjoying what they are doing. (((NMH))) to all.

Comment by sailsetter on May 11, 2013 at 11:25am

while he was on leave, I kept looking for times when his stuff was left about so i could say "Sailor, you have gear adrift" but it never happened. 

and he learned the concept of FOLDING

Comment by sailsetter on May 9, 2013 at 9:55pm

Airman Day is looking for contact info from div 100 to keep in touch. message me  

if you have any contact info for:  James S, Thomas M, Joseph B and Tyrone B


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