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

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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 04/06/2012 TG 21 — 07 Divisions (109–114 & 921)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/06/2012 TG 21 — 07 Divisions (109–114 & 921)

This site is for families and friends of Sailor Recruits with PIR, April 6, 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: 52
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2014

Welcome to PIR 04/06/2012

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.






Countdowns Forecast by NWS




CLICK ME for the LINKS to the PIR 04/06/2012 Meet and Greets


Discussion Forum

Ship 11, Div 110

Started by Andrewsmom. Last reply by hpygl Feb 2, 2014. 6 Replies

Ship 09 Div 112 PIR 4/6/12

Started by Amac23. Last reply by shermb Apr 20, 2012. 35 Replies

Pictures from PIR 04/06/2012

Started by Teach. Last reply by TraceJ Apr 11, 2012. 7 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Apr 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 3 Division 113 PIR 4/6

Started by Katze90210 (3/113). Last reply by becca0807 Apr 3, 2012. 94 Replies

Ship 02 Div 921 PIR 4/6/2012

Started by redoctober. Last reply by skyy Apr 3, 2012. 35 Replies

Ship 03 Div 114

Started by MysticEyes(EM Class 1230). Last reply by denise Apr 3, 2012. 43 Replies

SHIP 09 DIV 111 PIR 4/6/12

Started by trandles (Ship 09/Div 111). Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 31, 2012. 29 Replies

Ship 11/ Div 109

Started by Proud MM Mom. Last reply by shelly2911 Mar 30, 2012. 19 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Mar 30, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 29, 2012. 0 Replies

A School in South Carolina

Started by reneec Mar 28, 2012. 0 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by SamsMom Mar 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Official PIR 4/6 meet and greet thread!

Started by Amac23. Last reply by Amac23 Mar 8, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 1, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 22, 2012. 0 Replies

my son is there

Started by Roxi Feb 21, 2012. 0 Replies

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

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Andrewsmom Feb 16, 2012. 1 Reply

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 16, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/06/2012 TG 21 — 07 Divisions (109–114 & 921) to add comments!

Comment by tlwbetz on June 7, 2012 at 10:54pm

I think I will stop following for awhile ... I am always available just a msg away!  

Comment by tlwbetz on June 7, 2012 at 10:45pm

oh and I got my passport - so that I can travel when & if... (-:

Comment by tlwbetz on June 7, 2012 at 10:44pm

got our DVD, I finally found a company that would do a bootcamp annoucement - just got those today... wrote a letter and enclosing a local newspaper write up about our son - he is well, down in Pensacola, FL at "A" school - we are going to see him over July 4th - can't wait... been super busy since their graduation (2 months ago) - loved meeting you all & thanks for ALL your love & support... (-:

Comment by denise on May 26, 2012 at 1:51pm

she has A school in GL till Aug, then we think she will get a break before getting her orders - could be San Diego (great- a 2 hr ride) or Japan (great - i always wanted an excuse to go) or ??? . you know the NAVY!

great idea for the party!

Comment by rmwjcpa on May 24, 2012 at 11:20am

Hi Denise - I got my DVD yesterday!  When our son is home from A school, we are going to have a party and show all our friends and family that could not be at PIR what they missed!  Our son has orders to be in Virginia in July.  Right now he is finishing up A school in GL.  How about your sailor?  

Comment by denise on May 24, 2012 at 1:21am

Received the DVD of PIR yesterday.  I hope you all have yours as well.  Made me tear up all over again watching!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on April 23, 2012 at 9:31pm

I am leaving this group as well. I am just a message or an email away if any of you need anything or have any questions at all. I hope your Sailors are all doing well :-) and of course you too!!

Comment by Proud MM Mom on April 20, 2012 at 9:39am

Ty FTLW for everything you have done!!  I am sure i will be on here listed as JessicaC'sMom before too long!!  Taking her ASVAB in May!!

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

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

Comment by Amac23 on April 10, 2012 at 1:12pm

Hello, All!!

I just back from Chicago late last night. It was such a fantastic experience. I will relate the pertinent details:

We stayed at the Residence Inn, which I very highly recommend. The rooms were clean and lovely, staff was helpful, free full breakfast, and free dinner thursday night for meet n greet. We also went to Sarges Meet N Greet, and it was lovely to see so many families we'd been talking to.  Sarge also does an informative powerpoint. 

We took a 7am shuttle and had we gone any later there'd be no seats in a decent area, and we were a small group, so getting there early was a big deal! The ceremony was great. I thought I would weep my little eyeballs out, but I didn't cry once. Strangely, as they entered, I felt like I was going to throw up, hahaha. I guess my nerves were really shot that day.

Hands down the best moment was when Liberty was announced and you see all the sailors hoot and holler and high five each other. It was SO exciting!

We went to a local place to eat- didn't try to take in any sights. He seemed more content to just be with us and I really wanted to focus on him, not seeing or experiencing anything else. I was really struck by the camaraderie. He would see some of his fellow sailors out and they were so happy to see each other. So much love there. :)

I have a few photos here:


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