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 8/24/2012 TG 41 — 09 Divisions (261–268 & 941)


Alumni of PIR 8/24/2012 TG 41 — 09 Divisions (261–268 & 941)

This is a group for friends and family of SR's with a graduation PIR date of 08/24/02012 from Great Lakes, IL.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 98
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2012

Welcome to PR 08/24/2012

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.








CLICK ME for the MEET and GREETS for PIR 08/24/2012

Discussion Forum

San Antonio MA rating?

Started by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266). Last reply by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266) Sep 9, 2012. 2 Replies

SHIP-02 DIV-941

Started by Stigzmom. Last reply by Kathy(ITSailor) Aug 31, 2012. 23 Replies

Overview of RTC from Google Earth

Started by Jenn_NicksWifey Aug 22, 2012. 0 Replies

Driving Tip to RTC

Started by Jenn_NicksWifey Aug 22, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 09 - Div 267 and 268 (brother divisions)

Started by Dakota's Mom. Last reply by Dakota's Mom Aug 21, 2012. 154 Replies

Ship 9/Div 265 and 266

Started by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266). Last reply by Charlies mom PIR 8/24/12 9/266 Aug 20, 2012. 189 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Aug 18, 2012. 1 Reply

Waiting.....the hardest part

Started by pammy26 Aug 16, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP-11 DIV-263 & DIV-264

Started by Greta. Last reply by PamperedMom Aug 14, 2012. 33 Replies

Meet & Greet Div 265 & 266

Started by Melette- Ship9 Div 265. Last reply by kmlind Aug 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Ship 11, Div 261 and 262 (Brother Divisions)

Started by Mrs. Woody. Last reply by Mrs. Woody Aug 11, 2012. 50 Replies

Praying for graduation

Started by pammy26 Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

facebook group for ship 02 div 941

Started by srmproudmom Aug 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Problems using Phone Cards

Started by tisdalerg 11/262. Last reply by BRIESMOM-ship11 div 261 Aug 1, 2012. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 8/24/2012 TG 41 — 09 Divisions (261–268 & 941) to add comments!

Comment by JordanMom-Teri(Ship11 Div 262) on July 2, 2012 at 11:59am

Hello everyone!!

My son left June 25th, I received his "kid in the box" on Thursday.  Just waiting for his letter saying his address and PIR date.  I talked to his recruiter and got his ship and div number. Thanks for starting this group!  I am a former Navy wife, so I am holding on better than expected, but I am starting to feel it hitting me...  I have a feeling this week will be my breaking point...Sorry, but I think we all end up there some of us just take a little longer! 

Comment by deaf65 (Ship 11 Div 262) on July 2, 2012 at 10:52am

Hi Everybody! 


I have not received "kid in the box" yet? My son went to boot camp on June 26th.  Looking forward to have friends from all of u :O)

Comment by diannep on July 2, 2012 at 7:50am

Welcome, Dakota's Mom!  It is very possible that this is your group, so stay on here until you get confirmation in the form letter!  If you happen to be in the next group, we will get you connected!

Comment by diannep on July 2, 2012 at 7:49am

Good morning all.  Looking forward to more ladies finding this group today!

Comment by Dakota's Mom on July 2, 2012 at 12:42am
My son left on 6/27. I hope this is the PIR date!
Comment by Momof5 on July 1, 2012 at 10:39pm

Hello and welcome to Momof4, diannep and MamaB- happy t see you  guys here.  Also, FTLW- thanks for all the information- I have been reading it and learning so much!  Much appreciated.

Comment by diannep on July 1, 2012 at 8:47pm

Too funny, Ellen.  You are excused!  HAA!  Grandpa's fault! 

When my son first arrived at his duty station, he was in a pretty bad part of town and realized that he would need a car.  Had sold his before he left.  His buddy from bootcamp/A School took him to the dealerships.  I was in touch with them as they "shopped" around, wanting to make sure they weren't taken advantage of (thank goodness for his buddy who was checking all of the blue book values of the cars on his phone...they got a nice deal on one).  So I asked to speak to his buddy...and he started using some colorful language when talking to me too.  I heard my son in the background go:  Hey, man, you can't talk to Mom like that...she doesnt' like it!  The buddy hem hawed around and then said, sorry!  I just howled.  He told my son that he and his family talk like that all of the time so he didn't know.  :-)

So, ladies, let this be a warning.  Not all may pick it up, but they are hearing alot of "colorful" language at bootcamp, sometimes being shouted about 1/2 inch from their ear!!!  So...give them a little "space" if they normally don't talk that way...but find it hard to "turn it off" when talking to family!  :-)

Comment by ellen0502 on July 1, 2012 at 8:28pm

Diannep, Like I said, having a family that finds the Navy it's home doesn't give me any more information or knowledge, it just gives me an excuse for my sometimes slipping sailor speak when out in the public.

My son called me the other day after A School class, he was using his colorful language at times while talking, and his roommate walked in. After a few words I heard his roommate ask him who he was talking to, he said "my mom", his roommates reply was "you talk to your mother like that?". My son just replied to him "my grandpa was a Navy officer", to which his roommate answered "well that answers that." LOL 

No, I really don't have a potty mouth, but it does slip once and a while and I, as  well as my mother, blame my dad.  Hearty Laugh    

I did hear lots of stories though, some of the best ones were when my dad and uncle were together and telling them.

Comment by MamaB=Ship 14, Div 290 on July 1, 2012 at 7:15pm

Hi all.  First of all, thanks Momof5 for starting this goup.  My daughter, Becca, left thursday, June 27th, so I'm assuming she's in this PIR group also.  I spoke with her recruiter on Friday and was told she was assigned to Ship 9, Div 266.  I have a  question, my daughter had asked me before she left if I could send her a pair of contacts for pictures and graduation.  Can I and should I send them now? 


Comment by diannep on July 1, 2012 at 4:58pm

Didn't realize ellen (another N4Moms veteran) had joined!  Hi, ellen!  Wow, we know who to come to now with our "Navy" questions since your family has such a wonderful history with the Navy!


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