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 07/06/2012 TG 34 — 10 Divisions (205–212, 815 & 934)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/06/2012 TG 34 — 10 Divisions (205–212, 815 & 934)

We are all very proud of our loved ones that are serving our great country.  This site is for those of us who want to share their thoughts, feelings and inspiration.  We have a bond now so lets hold each other close as that special day draws near.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 97
Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2014

"Welcome to PIR 07/06/2012"

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 Sailors/Recruits 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.






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CLICK ME for the LINKS to the MEET and GREETS


Discussion Forum

SHIP 4 DIV 815

Started by turtle3. Last reply by NavyMom SWCC candidate Jul 11, 2012. 322 Replies

Division 212

Started by MattsMom (Division 212). Last reply by isupporttwins Jul 11, 2012. 30 Replies

Ship 09 Div 209

Started by cmacdon. Last reply by cmacdon Jul 5, 2012. 101 Replies

Ship 3 div 207

Started by bobbysmom5812. Last reply by bobbysmom5812 Jul 4, 2012. 67 Replies

Ship12 Div 211

Started by Chimene. Last reply by Chimene Jul 4, 2012. 25 Replies

SHIP 09 DIV 210

Started by Jmama. Last reply by K913Gunner Jul 4, 2012. 64 Replies


Started by NavyGirlfried108 (Ship 09 Div205. Last reply by NavyGirlfried108 (Ship 09 Div205 Jul 1, 2012. 2 Replies

July 4th

Started by tonen1chols. Last reply by diannep Jul 1, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jun 29, 2012. 2 Replies

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

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 29, 2012. 1 Reply

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 29, 2012. 1 Reply

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 29, 2012. 1 Reply

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 29, 2012. 2 Replies

MAPS of RTC/Metra Parking Map

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 28, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 03 Div 208

Started by jeannade. Last reply by jeannade Jun 28, 2012. 27 Replies

Poems to send to our Navy heroes

Started by SailorMom_12 (Ship 03 DIV 208). Last reply by cbadillo Jun 28, 2012. 2 Replies

Battle Stations

Started by Proudmama! Jun 26, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by CaraM. Last reply by diannep Jun 25, 2012. 22 Replies

Ship 09 Division 206

Started by twopercentsmom(sh09div206PIR7/6). Last reply by twopercentsmom(sh09div206PIR7/6) Jun 15, 2012. 12 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/06/2012 TG 34 — 10 Divisions (205–212, 815 & 934) to add comments!

Comment by Chimene on July 3, 2014 at 8:52am

Mine is doing well. So far he has earned his dolphins and advanced to E4 and loving what he's doing. Right now he is deployed some where under the sea. Hard to believe 2 years have gone by already! 

Comment by Britt<3Corpsman Wife on June 20, 2014 at 6:32pm
We are 2 years in ladies!! How is everyone's sailors doing? Lets hear an update!!
Comment by Harley69, Ship 9, Div 209 on October 2, 2012 at 9:10am

My son graduated A School in San Antonio for MA (Master at Arms) and is now stationed at PAX River, Maryland.  He just started his actual work yesterday and loves it.  He's close to home, too.  We live in PA, so it's only about a 4 1/2 - 5 hr drive.  He loves that he can still come home on weekends and we are loving it too!!  The Navy has been the best decision he's made.  Best of luck to all of our Sailors!!

Comment by katyellen (sh 3 div 208 PIR 7/6) on October 2, 2012 at 8:59am

Wow, thanks for the responses on updating.  My sailor is still in Chicago and will graduate in February of 2013.  He's going in to "fire control".  We are so excited for him as this really was the best decision he has ever made.  Not sure where he will be based at after that.  Good luck to all your sailors.

Comment by cmacdon on September 27, 2012 at 3:10pm

My daughter is still in San Antonio but graduates from A school November 6th and will be going to Guam at end of November!  She is so excited to have another Navy Adventure!!!

Comment by suzart37 on September 26, 2012 at 7:07pm
My Sailor div 205 is wrapping up his A-School in Pcola for rate AME he will be stationed in Ca, is going to be in Black Ace Squdron, still maintains this is the greatest decision he ever made. Proud Navy Mom agrees!
Comment by Britt<3Corpsman Wife on September 26, 2012 at 1:07pm
My husband is still in Corpsman A school. He just recently got orders to attend C school for XRay technician. So he will continue his education for at least the next year in San Antonio and then either San Diego or Virginia. We are super excited to get to live together again:)

Would love to hear how everyone else's sailor's are doing!
Comment by ktj6255 on September 26, 2012 at 12:47pm
My son is stationed on the USS Vandegrift and has been deployed since just after A school. He has bee to Japan,Russia & Korea in the last month. He loves it!
Comment by Chimene on September 26, 2012 at 12:34pm

We just returned from Connecticut where our son graduated BESS at the top of his class. HOOYA!! He's waiting to class-up for the next part.

Comment by katyellen (sh 3 div 208 PIR 7/6) on September 26, 2012 at 12:10pm

How about some updates on your sailors.  Would love to hear from all of you about where they are headed and what has been going on since graduation.  We received the wrong Keel book and found out that it happened to a few others, so if you have the wrong book, please contact the photo lab at: 1-847-578-6205  they are reprinting more books and will be sending them out to those who got the wrong ones.  Hope to hear from all of you. Kathy


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