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 3/16/2012 TG 18 — 14 Divisions (087–096, 807–808 & 918–919)


ALUMNI OF PIR 3/16/2012 TG 18 — 14 Divisions (087–096, 807–808 & 918–919)

This site is for families and friends of Sailor Recruits with PIR March 16, 2012. 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, Illinois
Members: 124
Latest Activity: May 18, 2013

Welcome to PIR 3/16/2012 Forecast by NWS

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Recruits/Sailors are not 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 remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.







 CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

 CLICK ME for the PIR 03/16/2012 SARGE'S Meet & Greet

 CLICK ME for the PIR 03/16/2012 RAMADA Meet & Greet

Discussion Forum


Started by Robin - Nuke ET. Last reply by Robin - Nuke ET Mar 30, 2012. 311 Replies

Ship 09 Div 091 (Blue with White Stars)

Started by NavySoccerMom. Last reply by gonavymom Mar 26, 2012. 329 Replies

Ship 12- Division 094

Started by chillmom (12/094). Last reply by ehuds Mar 20, 2012. 43 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by yelomoon Mar 15, 2012. 1 Reply

Parking to use the train

Started by chopsmom. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Division Photo 03/095 for 3/16/12 PIR

Started by JordansMom Mar 14, 2012. 0 Replies

I have a SAILOR! ****The CALL came!*****

Started by MGowdie (S2 DIV919_PIR 3.16.12). Last reply by Pobre tomat Mar 14, 2012. 14 Replies

SHIP 2 DIV 919

Started by MGowdie (S2 DIV919_PIR 3.16.12). Last reply by MNSailorsMom Mar 14, 2012. 112 Replies

Ship 9, Division 088

Started by vickie-SailorMom. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 14, 2012. 59 Replies

Ship 03 Division 096......... PIR 3/16

Started by Robin. Last reply by NavyDoodle Mar 14, 2012. 84 Replies


Started by mom-Inlaw2-JoyMP Mar 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by minordetails42 Mar 13, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by minordetails42 Mar 13, 2012. 1 Reply

PIR: What to Wear/Bring and Tips; PIR Reference Group/Forum links; GPS for RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by minordetails42 Mar 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by minordetails42 Mar 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Group 2 Division 918

Started by beteboop1. Last reply by beteboop1 Mar 13, 2012. 50 Replies

SHIP 03 DIV 089

Started by AggieMom (SHIP03/DIV089). Last reply by BrisMOM Mar 13, 2012. 67 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Pobre tomat Mar 9, 2012. 1 Reply

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

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

girls bunkmate 02/919

Started by Pam Mar 8, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 3/16/2012 TG 18 — 14 Divisions (087–096, 807–808 & 918–919) to add comments!

Comment by SandySea on March 17, 2013 at 11:46am

Happy PIR Anniversary! My son is in aviation stationed at Whidbey Island NAS in Washington state.

Comment by chopsmom on March 17, 2013 at 10:25am

YES!  Happy Anniversary!!  My Airman is with a helo squadron.  Where is everyone else???

Comment by sheryl Navy 2 on November 16, 2012 at 3:21pm
Hi everyone ,
Not really sure if you check back on what was your lifeline when your sailors were in BC .
Just in case any New England moms , and I know there is at least 6 or 7 of you out the wanted to come along to a NEW ENGLAND PACKING PARTY . Please look at MA . Navy mom site or pm me . For details . We are packing for the December adoption :)
Comment by sheryl Navy 2 on November 16, 2012 at 3:18pm
Hi all ,
Just wanted to put this out there in case anyone needs ideas about what to shop for , ask friends to donate to bring with you to the packing party Dec 1 st . At Harrington Hospital ,Southbridge Ma
Molly's Adopt a Sailor, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring our fighting men and women of all military branches deployed are not fogotten. They provide "care packages" to these brave men and women by adopting a unit, collecting donations of food, essentials and other items we take for granted, packing them up and have them delivered to their adopted sailors, soldiers, marines or airmen.
In Dire Need of & Personal Requests (most often requested items):
Work out supplements Batteries (AAA)
Headphones Gloves
Beef jerky ( teriyaki) DVD movies (non violent)
microwave snacks any kinds Fleece Blankets
Wheat thins (sundried tomato & Basil)
snacks (anything sent will be greatly appreciated) Tan T-shirts (mostly Med. & Lg.)
Playing cards, current magazines, sudoku puzzle pads green socks
Chapstick, shaving creams, razors, Tan Shoe Laces
Fleece Blankets
Capri Sun, Gatorade, Country Time Lemonade
Flavored Coffee and capiccino Hot Cider Mix
Hot Chocolate packets Lipton Tea Mixes
Juice boxes (Do Not Travel Well) Flavored drinks to put in water
Flavored Creamers Sweetened Kool-Aid Packets
Beef Jerky, Beef sauage very popular Dried fruits, Sunflower seeds
Granola bars, gum Peanut Butter
Canned meats, canned cheeses Popcorn, Pretzels, Nuts
Canned tuna & chicken Protein Snacks, Trail Mix
Canned chips & fruit Power Bars, Cereal Bars, Pop Tarts
Canned salsa, dips Hamburger Helper singles
Cookies-all kinds Jalapeno Cheetos
microvable soups, instant oatmeal
Easy Mac & Cheese Ramen noodles
Health and Hygiene( see list below) remember there are only 6 women and 100 men in this unit we're packing for
Antacids, Aspirin & pain Relief, neosporin Foot Powder, Lotion, Bar Soap, Hand Sanitizer
Cough Syrup, Cough Drops, Thera-Flu Sore Throat Lozenges Band-Aids (fun ones)
Cold & Flu Liquid Packs, Kleenex- ind. size & boxes , tiolet paper, wipes
Febreeze, Air Fresheners Heat Packs
Hair Brush/ Comb Q-Tips
Shampoo/Conditioner, Dry Shampoo Vitamin C Drops
Toothbrushes Toothpaste-the good kind Mouthwash, Dental Floss

Sunglasses Blank note cards . Stationery, envelopes
Calendars Sharpies, pens,
Fun stuff to bring a smile to their face!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 27, 2012 at 10:48pm

Here is the link to your PIR Photos from RTC FB:

PIR 03/16/2012 Photos from RTC FB

Comment by Moonbeam on March 26, 2012 at 11:44pm

My experience since my son left for RTC has been wonderful!  It is because of this site, and our wonderful FB group pages!  Being in contact with all of the other parents and wives and family and friends has been just the best!  I can't even imagine what it would of been like to go through it alone.  Not so fun!!  Thanks to everyone who gave advice, shared our joys, concerns, and letters!  Hooyah!!

PIR was beyond awesome!!  Just amazing.  So proud we all are!!  As our son prepares to finally leave for A School in Charleston, I hope to keep in contact throughout the whole experience there.  We have a FB group for Nuke A school.  If you are interested, let me know so you can join us on the next leg of our journey as Navy Families ; )  Good Luck to all of our new sailors!!  So proud of all of them!

Comment by NavyMommaG on March 24, 2012 at 2:01pm

Our time at PIR was the smoothest trip!  Even with all the divisions and their families.  Thank you to everyone who contributed information to this site!  On to the rest of the journey......

Comment by ZachsDad (ship03/div089 ) on March 22, 2012 at 1:40pm

Oh, I almost forgot.  Sarge asked my youngest son to come up on the stage and hold the American flag while we said the Pledge of Allegiance!  I was so proud of him!

Comment by ZachsDad (ship03/div089 ) on March 22, 2012 at 1:36pm

Navyformom's veterans--you ladies were awesome!  My son's recruiter told me about this website a week before he shipped off to GL.  You folks run a great website with so much helpful info.  I really appreciate everything you did to help us be more calm and aware of what Navy bootcamp would be like, and what to expect when graduation arrived.  My son is now in Pensacola awaiting A school to start.  Thank you!

Comment by 5boys (FC) on March 21, 2012 at 9:02am

What an incredible weekend!  Thank you everyone for your help, support and wealth of information.


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