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 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 diannep on July 1, 2012 at 4:55pm

MoMof4:  I'm guessing that Momof5 got the info from the recruiter.  They can check the computer for ship/div/address info for your SR.  But it you do that, be sure to check it with the "form letter" you will get from your SR soon and make sure it is the same.  Sometimes the recruiter's info is "changed" but the form letter info is correct.  Letters will get there anyway, just may take a bit longer if the address wasn't correct.

They hold mail from the SRs for the first two weeks of bootcamp.  This is because they are training the Recruit Mail Petty Officers, who will handle the mail.  They must finish this before mail is distributed.  Once the mail is distributed for the first time, they will start receiving it M-F.  They aren't usually allowed to write for the first time for two weeks either.  Then they usually can only write on Sundays for a while, but other writing days will be added as bootcamp goes along.

I'm guessing that MoMof5's SR is in one of the lowest-numbered divisions, which would be the first to fill.  It takes a while to fill up all of the divisions.  Those in the lower-numbered divisions will be in processing days the longest before they start actual training.

Comment by diannep on July 1, 2012 at 4:44pm

Hey, all.  I'm a N4Moms veteran, like FTLW, joining to help you all with questions as you endure bootcamp along with your SR (recruit)! 

Momof5:  Thanks for starting the group!

Please be sure to read through the discussion groups above in the Forum that FTLW posted.  I will add the BattleStations discussion, which is their final test before becoming sailors.

Here's hoping for "smooth sailing" on this bootcamp journey for you all!

Comment by MomOf4 on July 1, 2012 at 4:36pm do you know ship and div if he just left last week? I'm a first time Navy mom, too and I'm very curious!! :)

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 1, 2012 at 4:20pm

Today is our Sailor sons Birthday!

Comment by MomOf4 on July 1, 2012 at 4:15pm

I'm like ethansmom, my son left 6/28, so I'm assuming 8/24 is PIR!!

Comment by Momof5 on July 1, 2012 at 11:49am

Thanks FTLW and Ellen for joining us and helping us with questions- we so appreciate having someone to look up to who has been through this.

Comment by Momof5 on July 1, 2012 at 11:47am

Ho Ethansmom- welcome to the group.  We are all in the same boat- guess if this is the date, but fingers crossed.  Positive thinking right?  I am hoping we get letters this week so we can confirm and start making travel plans.

Comment by ethansmom on July 1, 2012 at 4:44am
Hi .. Son left 6-26 .. No box or letter yet just assuming this date is it ! As I've stated elsewhere on this site I am new to Navy life and miss my son lots . Look forward to sharing same moments with other moms.
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 1, 2012 at 4:26am

Thank you for starting the Group Momof5!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 1, 2012 at 4:25am


FireTeamLeaderWife here!

My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF Reservist wife for 27 + years…I know …not Navy…but I am familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments…one right after 9/11 and most recently a year ago…our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.

I am a “veteran” mom on the PIR groups mostly. I have been on them now for the last 10 months and we have 5-7 PIR groups running at the same time.

I will check in here to see if I can answer any questions and lend support. There will be a few other veteran moms along to lend a hand and support you all through your PIR experience. Others drop in occasionally too…plus we are always looking for more to “join the ranks”. Things change in the military and we like to give out the most current info that we can so moms that have just gone through this help a lot.

I have a lot of Discussions with information to provide you along the way. I will post as the subjects come up! Please ask any and all questions…there are NO dumb ones Folks!

Welcome! Hang on for the ride!


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